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Apr

Watching grass grow? Norway embraces slow TV8 hours of knitting? 18 hours of salmon swimming upstream? Norway takes reality television to its most basic level — and viewers can’t get enough.

Watching grass grow? Norway embraces slow TV
8 hours of knitting? 18 hours of salmon swimming upstream? Norway takes reality television to its most basic level — and viewers can’t get enough.

23

Dec

Oslo’s hot pink manhole covers spell out what can be flushed down toiletsIn the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what’s kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn’t look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.

Oslo’s hot pink manhole covers spell out what can be flushed down toilets
In the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what’s kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn’t look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.

21

Nov

Norwegian army put on vegetarian dietCombating climate change is now on the menu for Norway’s armed forces.

Norwegian army put on vegetarian diet
Combating climate change is now on the menu for Norway’s armed forces.

26

Oct

Giant mirrors harness sunlight in Norway
Rjukan receives very little sunlight between September and March because it’s nestled at the bottom of a valley in the shadow of steep mountains. To give its residents a few more hours of daylight, the city erected three giant mirrors on an adjacent mountainside to reflect the sun’s glare back into the city’s shaded market square.
 
Using solar power, the high-tech mirrors are designed to follow the sun’s movements across the sky.

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06

Jun

Norway brings broadband to the ArcticCommunications in the Arctic currently use radio and satellite systems but are often limited the vast distances between people.

Norway brings broadband to the Arctic
Communications in the Arctic currently use radio and satellite systems but are often limited the vast distances between people.

02

May

Norway is hiring a polar bear spotter
The governor’s office of the Arctic Svalbard islands is seeking to fill the temporary position beginning July 8.

Norway is hiring a polar bear spotter

The governor’s office of the Arctic Svalbard islands is seeking to fill the temporary position beginning July 8.

04

Jan


 Science lab operates inside Norwegian glacier 



To reach the lab involves an airplane flight, a car trip, a ferry ride and a hike through snowy dirt roads. And then’s the the mile-long staircase inside the lab.
To reach the lab involves an airplane flight, a car trip, a ferry ride and a hike through snowy dirt roads. And then’s the the mile-long staircase inside the lab.

04

Jan

'20 tons of herring' washed up on Norwegian coastThousands of herring have floated ashore on Norway’s western coast, leaving experts perplexed about the phenomenon.

'20 tons of herring' washed up on Norwegian coast
Thousands of herring have floated ashore on Norway’s western coast, leaving experts perplexed about the phenomenon.

10

Oct

Cue “Hell freezing over” joke here. Hell, Norway, has gained notoriety for the combination of its name and sub-arctic temperatures. The average temperature in February 2010 was a balmy 20 degrees F. Tourists have trekked to Hell in recent years, many to photograph themselves in front of one of the town’s train station signs. Hell freezes over, on average, a third of the year, running from December through March.7 of the coldest places in the world to live

Cue “Hell freezing over” joke here. Hell, Norway, has gained notoriety for the combination of its name and sub-arctic temperatures. The average temperature in February 2010 was a balmy 20 degrees F. Tourists have trekked to Hell in recent years, many to photograph themselves in front of one of the town’s train station signs. Hell freezes over, on average, a third of the year, running from December through March.
7 of the coldest places in the world to live

29

Aug

Teen tells of fight with killer polar bearPatrick Flinders was left disfigured in the August 5 attack, when a 550-pound male polar bear entered the campsite of 13 young Britons.

Teen tells of fight with killer polar bear
Patrick Flinders was left disfigured in the August 5 attack, when a 550-pound male polar bear entered the campsite of 13 young Britons.