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Another female Bronze Age icon is now known to have travelled across Europe

Egtved Girl is not alone: Skrydstrup Woman also travelled far and wide, say scientists after analysing Skrydstrup Woman’s hair, teeth, and bones.

How big has Denmark been in the past?

From a world power to a small-state nation. Follow the history of Denmark’s conquests, trading outposts, and territories from the Vikings to the twentieth century, in our two interactive maps.

Working night shifts is unlikely to increase risk of breast cancer

New study shows that working night shifts for a short period does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Tablets enhance play by taking toddlers on a digital adventure

Tablets do not necessarily make children passive or sedentary. In a Danish nursery, a group of scientists, educators, and education consultants have studied how digital technologies can be used to enhance playful activities.

Fossil DNA identifies the first seafarers in the Pacific Ocean

Brave seafarers conquered the Pacific Ocean 3,000 years-ago with no chart of compass. Now, DNA is revealing who these sailors were.

New study reveals how climate change will overturn nature

A new review shows just how climate change is expected to change the distribution of all animals on planet Earth, and impact on our own livelihoods. It is an all encompassing and thorough review, say scientists.

Mars volcano has been active for two billion years

A volcano on Mars has been active for two billion years, according to new analyses of a meteorite from the Red Planet.

Can microRNA in food harm us? No, say scientists

Scientists express doubt over previous study that reported how genetic material from food can enter the blood stream and affect our health.

Mothers to all boys have shorter life expectancy and more illness

Women who only give birth to boys have a shorter life expectancy and run a higher risk of becoming ill compared with mothers of daughters, or both sons and daughters, shows a new Ph.D. thesis.

Mammography screening does not stop advanced breast cancer

Many healthy women are diagnosed with cancer even though the cancer would never have made them ill, shows new research.