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Published Dec. 2, 2015 9:34 AM

Truth. Race. Knowledge. Man. Woman. These concepts define how we think about the world and ourselves, but they are not stable. Many concepts are defective and should be improved. Some must be revised.

Published Oct. 7, 2015 12:34 PM

When children are asked about their Internet use, their responses differ to those of their parents. This is one of many ethical dilemmas for those conducting research with children. The children’s answers often challenge adults' view of children.

Published July 6, 2015 11:58 AM

In China, there has been an explosion of interest in the environment. There is every indication that extreme air pollution is driving new visions of sustainability and new formats of interaction between political authorities and the people.

Published June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

We read novels in translation with an idea that we are reading the original text. And that is the way we want it, according to Cecilia Alvstad, researcher at the Faculty of Humanities.

Published May 29, 2015 1:29 PM

In the southern part of Zimbabwe lie the ruins of an urban community that probably existed for more than eight hundred years. This forgotten site may provide us with new knowledge about adaption to climate change and settlement in a marginal area.

Published May 7, 2015 11:25 AM

Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we act.

Published June 26, 2014 10:17 AM

Music is not notation. Music is about the body, about how we create and listen. But how do we listen to music nowadays? Are we about to forget what it means to really listen? Researchers fear that this is so.

Published Mar. 28, 2014 3:26 PM

The powerful Russian political elite restricts freedom of speech by using quasi-legal harassment. A typing error on a form can prevent an opposition politician from running for Office.

Published Feb. 13, 2014 11:11 AM

The analytical tool was developed to analyse how we move to music. Now, it may also provide answers to the risk of premature babies developing cerebral palsy.

Published Jan. 24, 2014 11:08 AM

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.

Published Dec. 5, 2013 12:40 PM

In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton analysis reveal more about the life of the poor more than a thousand years ago.

Published Aug. 23, 2013 9:51 AM

The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according to Anders Bettum, Egyptologist.

Published July 8, 2013 11:45 AM

Dioscorus of Aphrodito was the last poet of antiquity. Most likely, he was also involved in business with a monastery; this we can learn from a letter from the 6th century. The papyrus document belongs to the University of Oslo Library.