Rita Giacaman, Ramallah, West Bank: – Uncertainty and hopelessness spell poor health
Aug. 23, 2019
Their internal wounds represent the greatest health problem for Palestinians. A life of uncertainty is the worst of them.
A political game: Politicians benefit from weak climate agreements
May 16, 2019
Politicians seeking re-elections may benefit from weak, ineffective climate agreements.
Exhaust gas is to blame: Ground-level ozone is damaging crops
Apr. 30, 2019
Exhaust gas emissions have doubled the amount of ground-level ozone. Vegetation is being destroyed. Food production is decreasing. Researchers now fear that the damage is greatest in the Arctic regions.
The world HAS become more peaceful
Feb. 15, 2019
Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful.
Uncertain future for fraudsters
Feb. 14, 2019
Fraudsters who cheat on their taxes, launder money or con insurance companies are facing uncertain times. New statistical methods are increasing the likelihood that they will be caught.
Simulating your cancer treatment on a computer
Feb. 6, 2019
In ten years, computers will be able to propose the most suitable cancer treatment for you. The idea is to simulate how all possible combinations of existing cancer treatments will work on your particular tumour.
Avoids ship disasters with advanced statistics
Feb. 6, 2019
The chance of major ship disasters at sea can be reduced by statistical methods. The trick is to interpret the large amounts of data streaming in from the many sensors in the ship, making it possible to sound the alarm on time.
Eleven rockets set to reveal the mysteries in the Earth's atmosphere
Aug. 30, 2017
In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.
The king of northern lights
Apr. 25, 2017
The professor whose face is emblazoned on the Norwegian 200-kroner banknote was forgotten for nearly 60 years. Today he is considered one of Norway’s greatest researchers ever.
Can houses die? Iron-age longhouses were burned and buried
Apr. 24, 2017
Burial mounds may equally well mark the tomb of a house as that of a human, archaeologist argues.