This year’s winners of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication 2017 were announced yesterday at a press conference in New York. The winner of the science communicator award is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The medal itself will be awarded on 20 June during the Starmus Science Festival in Trondheim.
Whether you are religious or not does not matter so much. You regret one-night stands about as much as other people do.
Many of the speakers at the Starmus Festival are superstars in their fields of expertise. But few have as many fans as Brian Cox, the researcher who also feels at home in popular culture.
With practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months old. This is much earlier than has been reported in the literature.
Five hundred year ago, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses sparked the Protestant Reformation. He had no idea how quickly his ideas would spread and change Europe.
Facebook is an important source of not only genuine, but also fake news. But now a new tool has been developed to expose the fakers.
When you notice your partner is less interested than you are, your brain may send out a hormone that can help you fix the relationship.
Children can’t be shielded from all the dreadful news in the media – but we can help them cope with it.
Pollen allergies cause secondary school pupils to do worse on their exams. This can in turn decrease their chances of pursuing their higher education dreams, according to research from NTNU.
Syrian refugee children often do not learn to read in their native Arabic. But two new games are set to change that.
After the Reformation, Norway’s Olav Haraldsson was no longer supposed to be worshipped as a saint. An Icelandic drinking horn offers some clues on how the saint’s status changed.
Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment – both as victims and as perpetrators.
A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression.
The 11 March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake was the largest and most destructive in the history of Japan. Japanese researchers — and Norwegian partners — are hard at work trying to understand just what made it so devastating.
An international team of researchers has concluded that operational funding should continue to be provided for the production of renewable energy in Europe, provided that such support is progressively reduced over time.
Rafting, paintball and go-karting on company outings do not improve interactions at work. Strangely enough, these activities can make things worse.
Help is not just a phone call away if you have an accident in the Arctic. That’s why the far northern Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is establishing an educational and research centre for Arctic safety.
Marie Moe, who is a SINTEF researcher in cybersecurity, discovered that her heart is being regulated by a pacemaker which can be hacked.
As the world struggles to make progress to limit climate change, researchers are finding ways to adapt to warmer winter temperatures — by developing environmentally friendly ways of producing artificial snow.
Visualizing oil reservoirs or tectonic plates under the seafloor requires lots of computing power and the imagination to envision what the data are showing you. That’s Martin Landrø’s work world. But he’s also fascinated by how teachers from a century ago taught their students about the Earth and the way it moves around the sun.
Women regret saying yes to casual sex much more often than men do. Men – almost exclusively – regret saying no. Why?
The pursuit by elite sports of media — and the public’s — attention generates hardcore competition that even highly trained bodies can barely handle. Some athletes find doping to be their only recourse.
Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now NTNU researchers believe they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.