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Get in touch with science at international festival in Copenhagen

One of Europe’s largest science festivals visits the Carlsberg City District in Copenhagen in June. Curious minds of all ages are invited to take part in ‘Science in the City’ where researchers from all over the world present cutting-edge science and technology.

Rebel artist keeps researchers busy

A new research-based exhibition of Danish artist Asger Jorn’s works opens up for new interpretations of his cultural contribution.

Experience economy brimming with potential

OPINION: In these days of economic uncertainty, businesses ought to make better use of recent research into the experience economy. Perhaps co-creation and individualisation can save us from the crisis, argue the editors of a new book about the latest research into the experience economy.

Paracetamol may increase risk of ADHD

A new study indicates that the risk of giving birth to a child with ADHD increases if women take paracetamol during pregnancy.

Social intelligence: The brain mirrors behaviour of others

New study may help us understand why some people with autism and schizophrenia find it hard to cope socially.

How spiders weave their webs

Scientists have at last figured out what goes on when spiders spin their webs.

Tartar from ancient monks reveals serious diseases

Tartar in the mouths of 1,000-year-old monk skulls are a storehouse of information about past, and possibly also present-day, diseases. Analyses of the tartar indicate that humans were resistant to antibiotics 1,000 years ago.

HPV vaccine effective for Danish women

The HPV vaccine against cervical cancer was introduced in Denmark in 2006. New research shows that it is already working as it should and has significantly reduced the risk of cervical precursor lesions.

New app prevents phone tapping

The need for privacy is greater than ever after Edward Snowden revealed that the US is monitoring people using sophisticated software. Danish researchers have now developed an app that makes it harder to tap smartphones.

Morning light relieves anxiety

The right light in the morning can reduce anxiety responses in healthy people, new study shows.