Failing an exam led to higher risk of psychological problems and substance abuse for students
A new study shows that pupils who failed the final exam in upper secondary school more often saw their GP with mental health problems afterwards. They were also less likely to complete upper secondary school and pursue higher education.
Had to make urgent trips to the loo up to 50 times a day
When his illness was at its worst, Nils Jørgen Fritzøe needed to make 40 to 50 trips a day to the loo. Clearly, travelling by public transport is difficult for those of us who struggle with digestion, he says. Now researchers have studied the toilet facilities on buses, trains, subways and public places in Norway.
Here’s what the archaeologists found in the Viking grave the Heiland-family discovered in their garden
The sword that popped out of the earth in southern Norway may have revealed a double burial. After two days of intense excavations archaeologists have unearthed lots of jewellery, an axe and a shield. And perhaps a frying pan. And a pet rock.
Digitising our medieval heritage requires better search tools
OPINION: The Middle Ages continue to captivate our imagination through their portrayal in films, TV series and games. The term medieval evokes vivid associations in our minds. But where does our knowledge of the Middle Ages truly originate?
Twice as many women as men have completed higher education among young adults
Over 62 per cent of young women in Norway aged 25-30 have completed higher education. Less than 40 per cent of young men have attained a university or college education. The figures specifically apply to young adults aged 25-30.
7,000-year old fish traps excavated in Norwegian mountain lake – a race against time as the water is coming in
Four Stone Age fish traps were discovered by chance in the Norwegian mountains last summer. Archaeologists are now working against the clock to secure finds before the area is again covered in water.
Working from home inhibits innovation. But researchers know how to fix it
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: When you work from home, you tend to communicate more with the members of your own team. This is good for implementing ideas. On the other hand, you also communicate less with other groups, which does not encourage the creation of new ideas. But all this can be fixed.
Archaeologists had to destroy nearly all of the medieval ‘King’s Wharf’ soon after they excavated it.
Remains of a massive foundation for a wharf were recently uncovered during excavations in Bjørvika, east of Oslo’s centre. It might have been the King's Wharf during medieval times. But no sooner had the wharf been found than it was gone again.