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Published May 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 3:08 PM

‘We who live in the wealthiest and happiest countries in the world have plenty of reasons to feel guilty when faced with the poverty and affliction of others,’ says Elisabeth Oxfeldt. She heads a large-scale research project which shows that Scandinavian feelings of guilt can be beneficial.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 2:42 PM

One in every five women in the West has no children. Professor Christina Archetti takes her own life as a starting point when studying why many childless people feel isolated and like failures.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 2:17 PM

The oil-soaked Middle East has started to think green. In the long term, this may sway the region’s authoritarian regimes in a more democratic direction, according to researchers Brynjar Lia and Jon Nordenson.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 1:38 PM

In the near future your body might create your own compositions, all adapted to your needs of the moment. Music research may now provide the recipe for how your body can make music.

Published Mar. 30, 2016 10:28 AM

If you are using two languages on a regular basis, you may have an advantage if you are affected by dementia. Researchers have set out to study linkages between ageing, dementia and language.

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.