50,000 new samples sent to Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault

Feb 24, 2017

50,000 new samples sent to Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault

Nearly 10 years after a “doomsday” seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world’s largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops. ...

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

Feb 23, 2017

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

High-rise wooden buildings, led by The Tree, a 52.8-meter (173-foot) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel. New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but fast-growing market for ...

Dec 19, 2016

Norway and China normalize ties after Nobel Peace Prize flap

Norway and China on Monday normalized diplomatic and political ties that were frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said the two countries would immediately resume negotiations on a free trade deal. ...

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate is recovered in Norway

Dec 3, 2016

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate is recovered in Norway

An iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, bearing the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work will set you free”) has been found two years after it was stolen, police said Friday. “Due to an anonymous tip-off, police in Norway’s Bergen ...