The Local’s guide to the Nobel Prizes 2014

The Local’s guide to the Nobel Prizes 2014

After being nominated in October, the top scientists, activists, and writers selected by the Nobel Prize committees in Stockholm and Oslo this year, will pick up their prizes on Wednesday. Ahead of the ceremonies, here's a recap of the 13 new Nobel names you need to know about.

Could Norway co-host the summer Olympics?

Could Norway co-host the summer Olympics?

Changes by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) could result in Norway co-hosting the Olympics with its neighbours.

Malala shows blood-stained uniform in Oslo

Malala shows blood-stained uniform in Oslo

Malala Yousafzai will pick up her Nobel peace prize on Wednesday, but the youngest ever laureate already has an even more startling memento from her young life: the blood-soaked school uniform she wore when shot by the Taliban.

Norway nears five billion text messages in 2014

Norway nears five billion text messages in 2014

Fleet-fingered Norwegians are closing in on a record year for text messaging.