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A bumper crop of ancient DNA solves key mysteries of ancient human societies

The largest combined study of DNA extracted from ancient skeletons reveals dynamic shifts in genetics, language, and culture in the past 11,000 years.

The researcher who became a stand-up comic

Marianna Keisalo defied her own nerves to become a stand-up comic in Denmark and Finland. “It’s given me an entirely new perspective on humour.”

Self-admissions can improve patients’ ability to manage their illness

Danish psychiatric patients have been able to admit themselves to the psychiatric ward since 2014. It gives them a sense of safety and a better quality of life.

Voluntary admissions do not reduce coercion among psychiatric patients

Psychiatric patients in Denmark can decide when to admit themselves to hospital. The idea was to reduce coercion, but new evidence indicates it has little to no effect.

Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces

“We still don’t understand all of the reasons for schizophrenia, so it’s really exciting and important to have this information,” says one of Denmark’s leading experts in the condition.

Focusing on microplastic in honey or beer masks a much bigger problem

OPINION: General exposure to plastic and microplastics is a bigger concern.

Vikings versus Iron Age: Who made the best swords?

How important was steel for the Vikings? Would someone from the seventh century stand a chance against a tenth century Viking warrior?

No evidence that Europe’s bog bodies were gay

And it’s unlikely that they were mutilated and tortured before their death.

Pattern hair loss could be due to gut bacteria

Experiments with antibiotics and bacteria-free mice reveal how gut bacteria could cause hair loss.

High definition archaeology reveals secrets of the earliest cities

A new approach to urban archaeology casts fresh light on daily life in some of the world’s first cities.