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Just in time for doomsday, Norway's "Doomsday Vault" is getting an expansion. Officially known as the World Arctic Archive, the vault opened this week and has already taken submissions from two countries. This time, instead of storing seeds that will survive the apocalypse, the vault is archiving data using specially developed film.

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Video: Morten Rustad travelled 20,000km and took 20,000 photos over the course of an entire year to make this beyond impressive time-lapse of the seasons changing in Norway. Its beauty will take you away from all the nonsense going on in the world for a few moments — it almost makes you want to leave everything behind and just live under the sky.

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On Wednesday, Norway will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its national FM radio network in favour of digital radio. Norwegians have had years to prepare, but the move is still catching many off guard.

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Video: When you blow up a quarry that's 20m high with 68 tonnes of explosives, you turn the rock wall into a tsunami wave that sends nearly 363,000 tonnes of rocks flying everywhere. The blast of the Bremanger Quarry in Norway looks great because it was carefully planned, with explosives planted in 454 blast holes made along the 384m long rock wall.

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Last Tuesday, Voss, Norway-native Jon Gjerde decided to strap himself to a gigantic kite and go zipping through the air like some sort of very ugly bird. The 51-year-old is no stranger to hang gliding. He is, in fact, a world champion in the sport. But after this particular outing he's lucky to be alive.

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Most resume designs — two pages of 12-point blah — don't exactly scream HIRE ME, especially if you're in the design business. That's why Norwegian designer Vidar Olufsen put all his details in a folder styled like a top-secret document dossier. Everyone wants to know about the hidden stuff.