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Visvas from Vassnes

The problem with Bjørn Vassnes as a science journalist is that he believes he conveys important insights from natural science, and that anyone who criticizes him denies realities.

Prejudice and ignorance in the New Age

Kjetil Korslund's review of my book is a catalog of the worst prejudices and clichés against biomedicine, writes author Bjørn Vassnes.

Dangerous tabloid distortion

Ny Tid's debate leader, Martine Aurdal, accuses me of putting the Nigerian sex worker Gina (27) in danger of death.

The EU, the environment and Steinar Lem

Lem is concerned about species diversity and animal welfare. But he clearly does not have major concerns about placing Norwegian fisheries management under the EU's common fisheries policy.

The failure of the Bay of Pigs

When John F. Kennedy incited Cuban refugees to the invasion of Pig Bay just over 40 years ago, the CIA believed the "liberators" would be greeted by cheering Cubans. That's not how it went, says Arnljot Løseth, associate professor of history at Volda University College.