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Skill building the right way

Now we know more about how to get really good at something. This is especially useful for people who are engaged in helping others to develop skills and knowledge — and for parents.

What happens at home comes to school

Some children are more affected by changes – both good and bad. Children’s relationship with their parents also influences the relationship they have with their teacher. Now we know more about why.

Your new office serves lattes

More and more people are heading to coffee shops to do work. And at the same time they’re changing cafe culture.

High drug use in nursing homes

A number of different medications are used to treat psychiatric disorders in Norwegian nursing homes. Even when residents’ symptoms show improvement over time, new research shows that many of them continue to be given the drugs.

Popularizing science the Brian Cox way

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.

Exposing fake news on social media

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.

Pollen may impair pupils’ exam performance

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.

Team building doesn’t really work

Rafting, paintball and go-karting on company outings do not improve interactions at work. Strangely enough, these activities can make things worse.

Making Arctic travel safer

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.

A future for skiing in a warmer world

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.

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Martin’s world

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.