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Sperm whale language under scrutiny

Using the latest acoustic technology, a new project aims to decode the sperm whale’s language and its various dialects.

Cancer cells on a mission to the ISS

As part of an international project, a Danish professor will soon be sending a batch of thyroid cancer cells out into space.

Mapping social responsibility in science

Most scientists want their research to be valuable to society – they just disagree about the definition of what is valuable, new research reveals.

One in two boys develops breasts

New research indicates that more than half of all Danish boys develop breasts during puberty. This is a source of worry and embarrassment for many of them.

Copenhagen invaded by research fleet

As part of this summer’s science festival ’Science in the City’, a fleet of research ships will be docking in Copenhagen. The public is invited on board to learn about the ins and outs of marine research.

Only few eat too much salt

We can easily eat 12 grams of salt a day without getting sick, and too little salt can be harmful, new study suggests.

Do adults owe their parents anything?

The welfare state has set us free, so we no longer have any obligations to our parents after we turn 18. So what can family members expect of one another when the legal obligations stop?

Hard squeeze of the arm may help stroke victims

New study suggests that patients with acute ischemic stroke might benefit from the hard squeeze of the arm from a blood pressure cuff. Why this helps is anyone’s guess.

Ancient insects reveal Danish climate secret

Ice Age insects dug up from a bog in Denmark reveal that Danish winters were colder in the late Ice Age than previously thought.

Computer model to detect prevalent diseases

New research aims to make it possible to assess people’s genetic risk for a variety of widespread diseases using a computer model.