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Academics must play games in order to get ahead in the race for citations

“Researchers must play games that damage the quality of science”

“Academics should stop worrying too much about indices", says Professor Colin Chapman from the George Washington University. Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth at the University of Oslo agrees: "The scientific journals' obsessive use of indices is damaging the quality of science", he says.

Odobenus rosmarus

The boom and bust economy of the Greenland Norse walrus ivory trade

The Norse settlements on Greenland was founded by Erik the Red around 985 and lasted almost 500 years. New research show that the settlers hunted walrus and traded tusks and ivory across Europe during the Middle Ages, but the hunt became so intense that it may have led to the collapse of Norse Greenland. 

‘De sibirske trappene’, Russland.

New piece of the puzzle added for "the Great Dying"

It's not about the Black Death or the dinosaurs dying out. "The Great Dying" is an event in the geological perspective. The largest of all mass extinctions on Earth. We are at the end of the Permian Period, 252 million years ago.

Spebarn som mates med sonde i nesen

High standards for human milk banks in Norway

– Donor milk recipients are the smallest and most vulnerable members of our society. We are obliged to provide them with as good support as we possibly can, says Dr. Hedvig Nordeng at the University of Oslo.

Datadeling kan forbedre livet i byene

Data ownership is a recipe for better living in the city

Today, both public enterprises and private companies in the major cities collect large quantities of data about the citizens living in those cities, and most people derive little benefit from this. However, if the citizens own and control their own data, life in the city can be much better.