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Amazing Wormhole Opens In Norway -- Or Maybe It's Just An Aurora

Briefly: NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is featuring a stunning Auroral Corona over some beautiful Norwegian islands, masterfully photographed by Harald Albrigtsen last month in Kvaløya, Tromsø. If you told me this is how wormholes look like, I would believe you.


The Designs Norway Rejected For Its New Banknotes Are Amazing

Earlier in the week, we learnt that Norway had chosen a new design for its banknotes — a pixelated little number by the architects at Snøhetta. While their design is tasteful and restrained, it can’t possibly live up to the charm of sea life drawn by kids. Which was exactly what one designer proposed.


Norway's New Currency Design Is Perfectly Pixelated High-Concept Art

With last week’s news that Oslo had pulled out of the 2022 Winter Olympics, I got really sad — mostly that we wouldn’t see the beautiful identity from the architects at Snøhetta brought to life. But here’s a consolation: Snøhetta won a competition to redesign Norway’s currency. And the pixelated landscapes they designed are absolutely gorgeous.


A Farewell To Epcot's Norway Ride: How Fake Experiences Shaped My Life

I’ve never been to Norway. I guess it’s supposed to be like Minnesota, but with more fjords and trolls or something. But you know where I have been? Epcot. Which is kind of the same thing. Right?


Beyond Trolltunga: Exploring Wild Norway

The “Troll’s Tongue” is a spit of rock that hangs 700m above a lake in the Norwegian mountains. We started our journey there, backpacking into wilderness few people ever see. Here’s how you can do it too.


Time Capsule Of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until The Year 2114

Sadly, you won’t be able to read Margaret Atwood’s new book. When it’s finally published you’ll be dead. Well, you’ll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn’t the only book.


This Floating Glass Hotel Will Let You See Northern Lights In Luxury

If you dream of watching the Northern Lights in decadent style, then you should wait until 2017 — when this wonderful, floating, snowflake-shaped hotel will be ready in the icy reaches of northern Norway.


Norway's Turning Power Plant Emissions Into Fish Oil

With millions of tons of carbon dioxide billowing into the atmosphere from our power plants, one possible solution to the pollution is carbon capture — sequestering the greenhouse gas before it ever leaves the plant. But then what do you do with all that carbon? Norway has an interesting new plan: farm salmon.


Why Mysterious UFO-Like Lights Glow In This Norwegian Valley

As a name, Hessdalen may be more familiar to UFO watchers than scientists. The valley in Norway is prone to “strange, hovering, flashing balls of lights” best attributed, as some believe, to alien origins. Now scientists say they’re on the verge of an explanation: The valley is a giant natural battery.


How To Design A Smarter Olympics Bid

The Olympic Games are often a bittersweet milestone for a city, filled with economic and political ups and downs. But it would appear that Oslo’s 2022 aspirations are set for success in the hands of Norwegian design firm Snøhetta, which has executed one of the most elegant Olympic bids in history.


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