Tagged: M. Michael Brady

Which countries get an “A” in education?

Singapore tops, US and Norway above average in latest PISA education rankings M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Global sports fans must wait four years between Olympic Games. Since 2000 when it was initiated by...

Odin speaks again

Hávamál book presents Viking proverbs M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Hávamál is a Viking Age poem with a prominent pedigree. It is from the pre-Christian era, as connoted by its title: Hávamál literally...

Passports for pets?

Fluffy and Fido can easily travel Europe, as long as they have proper documentation M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Europeans who traveled with their pets once faced obstacles in crossing borders with them. Pet...

No jet lag for Arctic reindeer

Research gives insight into circadian rhythm and other adaptations M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In studies of reindeer in the Arctic, scientists at the University of Tromsø found a clue as to why we...

Oslo to test e-buses

Six new electric buses will be used in Oslo’s mass transit traffic starting this November M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On January 11, Ruter, the Oslo Public Transport Authority, presented its plan for zero-emission...

Norway opens largest EV charge station

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Thursday, September 1, 2016, the world’s largest electric vehicle battery charger station opened at Nebbenes, on the E6 European highway just south of the municipality of Eidsvoll, where...

Words of the year

Språkrådet’s top 10 new Norwegian words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Each year Språkrådet (The Language Council of Norway) and Professor Gisle Andersen of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communications of the Norwegian...

Norway teen literacy

Boys are catching up to girls in English proficiency, but not yet in Norwegian M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Reading and writing are the first two of the three Rs, the basic skills of...