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Russia, Norway, and social science +

NORRUSS researchers meeting in Oslo in May Norway and Russia's shared border has led to many shared interests explored by Norwegian scientists.

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Published on 30th May, 2017 at 11:20
by Ilan Kelman.

 

Norwegian design gets a boost +

An Oslo-located company supports design in Norway, starting with Bunad Blankets.

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Published on 3rd May, 2017 at 14:00
by Rasmus Falck.

Should Norway's pension fund divest from cars and motorways?

Cars on a road As the story goes, Norway is wealthy from oil and gas, using the money to ensure a rich future.

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Published on 2nd May, 2017 at 15:09
by Ilan Kelman.

 

The Nordic Model’s future +

The flags of the Nordic countries Increasing life spans, the digital revolution, and globalization and put pressure the established system.

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Published on 24th April, 2017 at 11:03
by Rasmus Falck.

Norway tech students challenge Snapchat +

An Apple iPhone A Norwegian startup opens Gobi House and takes on the social media major after experiencing the hacker house phenomenon in Palo Alto.

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Published on 6th April, 2017 at 21:39
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Norway’s oil industry: global perspectives, local views +

Rainbow and sea The Barents Sea is open for business. Or so believes the Norwegian government.

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Published on 31st March, 2017 at 17:35
by Ilan Kelman.

Norway entrepreneurship at record levels +

Entrepreneur Reduced oil prices made Norwegian entrepreneurs roll up their sleeves and get going.

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Published on 24th March, 2017 at 23:08
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Are Norwegians impolite?

'Always be polite' A few years ago, a 16 year old Norwegian-American stirred a debate in the Norwegian public and social media.

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Published on 17th March, 2017 at 07:10
by Kristin Rygg.

Better mobile optics from Norway +

Mobile and pictures The Norwegian startup focuses on very high speed and ultralow power autofocus actuated micro lenses.

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Published on 10th March, 2017 at 09:16
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Customs behind the buns on Fastelavnsdag +

Decorations for Fastelavnsdag One of the Nordics’ most delicious traditions, fastlavnsboller, is here again.

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Published on 26th February, 2017 at 10:34
by Charlotte Bryan.

Norway’s tax incentives for business angels +

Seed money A British scheme influences the Scandinavian country’s incentives for early-stage investments.

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Published on 22nd February, 2017 at 19:59
by Rasmus Falck.

 

A royal Norwegian sailing champion turns 80 +

HM King Harald V of Norway HM King Harald V of Norway is to celebrate his 80th birthday on 21st February 2017. A keen sportsman with English ancestry, his reign has spanned more than 26 years so far.

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Published on 17th February, 2017 at 14:52
by Michael Sandelson and Charlotte Bryan.
Last Updated on 21st February 2017 at 13:57.

What about science diplomacy? +

Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo Norway leads, and has long led, the world in many areas of science and diplomacy.

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Published on 30th January, 2017 at 15:35
by Ilan Kelman.

 

Next-generation vaccines from Norway +

Vaccine preparation The Oslo-based biotech startup has received support from investors, creating next-generation vaccine and immune therapy.

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Published on 26th January, 2017 at 21:04
by Rasmus Falck.

Norway’s athletes: On the Norwegian media’s lips +

Newspapers EDITORIAL: The 'trial' of cross-country skier Therese Johaug gives reason to wonder which party should be facing doping sanctions.

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Published on 25th January, 2017 at 16:15
by Michael Sandelson.
Last Updated on 25th January 2017 at 17:00.

 

New technology creates a green revolution in the motor industry +

Red truck Canadian clean technology company Empire Hydrogen sets up operations in Norway.

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Published on 12th January, 2017 at 18:22
by Rasmus Falck.

A year when dignity died

COMMENTARY: I, perhaps like many, will remember 2016 as being a year which saw open season on dignity. Queensberry Rules for sportsmanlike conduct and public discourse were swept away in less than…

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Published on 11th January, 2017 at 12:52
by Michael Sandelson.
Last Updated on 13th January 2017 at 13:53.

 

Norway’s arms magnate +

Oscarsborg Fortress Norwegian Nils Waltersen Aasen is remembered for inventing the hand grenade and land mine.

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Published on 8th January, 2017 at 11:05
by Rasmus Falck.

Ask not what democracy can do for you, but what you can do for democracy +

Inside the Norwegian Parliament Election days, this year for Norway on 10-11 September, are too late to start thinking about politics.

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Published on 3rd January, 2017 at 08:48
by Ilan Kelman.

 

Fenalår is not for the faint of heart +

Fenalår Living in Norway as a foreigner means making an effort to take every opportunity to immerse oneself in cultural traditions such as attending an event, hiking adventures, or trying new foods. I was…

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Published on 21st December, 2016 at 19:38
by Charlotte Bryan.

Nordic Countries squabble over Santa Claus +

Reindeer and Santa As Santa prepares for his annual around-the-world journey with a present-stocked sleigh, many tourists will begin arriving at Saint Nicholas' home in Lapland. But where is Santa from?

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Published on 19th December, 2016 at 20:05
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

 

US company welcomes Norwegian Unmanned Aircraft System maker +

Drones can be used for a lot of jobs Norway’s leading UAS manufacturer Robot Aviation collaborates with growing industry in North Dakota.

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Published on 15th December, 2016 at 21:24
by Rasmus Falck.

A peaceful visit to Oslo: The Nobel Prize +

From the house of the Nobel Institute We can all follow in the winners’ footsteps even though most of us will never win a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Published on 8th December, 2016 at 14:02
by Emily C. Skaftun.
Last Updated on 8th December 2016 at 14:16.

 

Treaty braked Norway’s car production +

The Troll car (1956 model) TROLL: An Old Norse term for grotesque creatures often found lurking in caves or in many Norwegian gift shops. It is also a car.

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Published on 5th December, 2016 at 13:47
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

Polar policies in focus +

The team's project launch meeting Science and business: What are their Arctic roles? How do they influence or promote Norway’s Arctic aims?

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Published on 3rd December, 2016 at 09:23
by Ilan Kelman.

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