New study results may help shorten queues to see the physiotherapist by reducing excessive treatment.
A group of researchers spent twelve seasons making some house sparrows bigger and others smaller. Their experiment yielded some important answers.
Many patients are treated for prostate cancer unnecessarily. Norwegian researchers are working to reduce overtreatment, while at the same time detecting the sickest patients. Now they’re receiving EU support.
Boys are much worse at reading than girls. The disparities have been quite consistent over 15 years. New insights may give hope – if they’re put to use.
Ancient Norwegians made top-quality iron. But where did the knowledge to make this iron come from? An NTNU professor emeritus may have solved this riddle.
High cultural and ethnic diversity can contribute to more democratic societies with better economic management.
A mother’s risk of getting preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening illness associated with pregnancy, can be linked in some cases to genes from her foetus.
Carl Folke, a groundbreaking researcher in his field, has been awarded the Gunnerus Sustainability Science Award for 2017.
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.
The relationship children have with their parents can sometimes influence the relationship they have with their teachers. Now we know more about why.
It most resembles a giant snake undulating through the water. But this snake-like robot can work in the vast ocean depths. And perhaps one of its relatives will be able to travel to outer space.
More and more people are heading to coffee shops to do work. And at the same time they’re changing cafe culture.
A series of bloody religious wars were fought after a Church divide that Martin Luther did not originally want. How did it all go so wrong?
Early skin-to-skin care is important for newborns. But should preterm babies have this same experience, or is it more important to get them right into an incubator?
The plague that is believed to have caused the Black Death still occasionally ravages populations, albeit to a much smaller extent than before. Now we know more about how the bacteria attack us.
Whether you are religious or not does not matter so much. You regret one-night stands about as much as other people do.
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.
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.
People 65 and older benefit just as much from an operation for a slipped disc in the lower back as do younger patients.
Syrian refugee children often do not learn to read in their native Arabic. But two new games are set to change that.
Some people with diabetes do not notice when their blood sugar level is getting dangerously low. NTNU researchers are trying to understand why.
Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment – both as victims and as perpetrators.
It’s been a warm winter on Svalbard this year. But this doesn’t apply to the laboratory where Niek Heijkoop works. There it’s a stable -10° Celsius
Women regret saying yes to casual sex much more often than men do. Men – almost exclusively – regret saying no. Why?
Researchers have established a technique that will help ensure a stable supply of electricity even as new renewable energy sources come on line. The trick is helping all of the subsystems to work in concert.
Many Chinese students come to Norway with big ambitions. But everyday life can be hard and lonely. Some find solace in religion.
Scientists striving to recreate the 500-year-old technique of mint masters found their solution in a boiled calf’s head and good beer.