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Mom is right — get up off the sofa

A lot of young people struggle with depression, a fact that is especially true for girls. But youth who are physically active are less vulnerable.

Which conspiracy theory do you believe in?

Everyone believes in at least one conspiracy theory, according to conspiracy researchers. Conspiracy theories aren’t reserved for angry Republicans in the United States. Do you think Biden stole the election?

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Pandemic has revealed our dependence on migrant workers

Food production was quickly declared a socially critical function with the outbreak of the pandemic. The dependence of agricultural and food industry sectors on migrant workers has never been clearer, one researcher says.

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Why Trump does what he does

Donald Trump denies that he has lost the election, gives the boot to people who aren’t loyal enough and doesn’t help his successor get started. Why?

Global MRI data offers hope for improving treatment of brain injuries

A sizable research consortium coordinated by NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital will analyse large amounts of MRI exam data from around the world. The data will help researchers gain important new understanding about brain injuries in people who have had trauma to the head. The goal is to improve patient health care.

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Why writing by hand makes kids smarter

New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. At the same time, schools are becoming more and more digital, and a European survey shows that Norwegian children spend the most time online of 19 countries in the EU.

Hope for 500 000 insomniacs in Norway

Digital sleep therapy could offer help to people with sleep problems and enable many of them to reduce their sleep medication after treatment.

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How women and men forgive infidelity

Men and women react differently to different types of infidelity. But new findings about how we forgive cheating by our partners surprised researchers.

Best players are passionate about football

Sogndal football teams from Vestland county in Norway have now been studied by specialists. Football coaches often consider the players with the greatest passion and grit to be the best.