Tagged: M. Michael Brady

Aurora secrets probed

Joint Norwegian, American, and Japanese research looks into the northern lights M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The aurora, the colorful displays of light in the sky seen at high latitudes, have been studied since...

A flounder.

Flat as a flounder

A fishy metaphor shows the loopy linguistic journey taken by a family of flat fish M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The flounder is a flatfish native to the bottom zones of waters off the...

Man using the cycle cable lift in Trondheim

Cycling in Norway

Infrastructure boosts the sport of cycling year-round M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Until the wartime and postwar restrictions on import of private cars were lifted in 1960, cycling was commonplace in Norway. Thereafter, cycling...

Ragnarok avoided

Science explains what caused three summerless years in the ninth century M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The three summerless years of 821-823 were horrific. Across Europe, blizzards inundated the land; rivers froze; storms raged;...

Book review: All the best words

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway “I know words… I have the best words,” claimed Donald Trump in a campaign rally speech on Dec. 30, 2015. Now these and other words by the then candidate...

A history of money

Celebrating the bicentennial of Norges Bank M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Friday, June 14, 1816, two years and four weeks after the Norwegian Constitution was signed on the 17th of May, Norges Bank...

A small country with big numbers

How Norway’s book sector thrives despite the country’s small population M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway is a country of readers. Some 93 percent of the population reads books other than schoolbooks and required...