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One in five surgeons forgets to wash hands after going to the toilet

A group of researchers examined the hand hygiene among surgeons attending an American conference and the results were not impressive.

Scientists discover which genes determine your height

Your height is the result of an incredible number of small variations in your genetic material. Scientists have now identified these variations by analysing data from more than 250,000 people.

Facebook debates are far too polite

We take care not to say anything controversial on Facebook because we don't know who might be watching.

Global warming may benefit some farmers

Danish scientists predict that while global warming will lead to drought and flooding across the world, Danish agriculture may well benefit.

Researchers receive 40 million euros for Christmas

Grants have been raining down on Danish science in the lead-up to Christmas. The majority of the money has gone to young talents.

Historic discovery: huge electric field occurs spontaneously in laughing gas

Scientists have discovered a new, astonishing electric phenomenon.

New light shed on the Viking Age: Scandinavia’s oldest town was built 70 years earlier than thought

The Danish town Ribe is the oldest town in Scandinavia. Now a new study suggests that Ribe may have become a town much earlier than thought.

Scientists uncover how our body fights off blood clots

Our body has its own system to combat blood clots and a team of Danish scientists have found out how it works.

Copenhagen's visual history is now available on the Internet

Denmark’s capital has been digitised. It's now possible to delve into century old maps and explore the city’s rich history online.

Danish doctors: saving Ebola patients could be this simple

Thousands of Ebola patients could be saved if they were offered simple treatment consisting of salts and fluids, say Danish doctors.