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Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

“These are the runes we’ve been missing,” says archaeologist.

How do scientists find new planets?

Technological advances have allowed scientists to find thousands of exoplanets during the past few decades. But even better methods are on the way, and perhaps we will find life on other planets within the next 20 years.

Can your child’s phone bring them closer to nature?

Our five-year project will find out how apps and technology change children’s experiences and knowledge of the great outdoors. And we need your help!

Digital knowledge is a poor substitute for learning in the real world

Today, children spend more time learning in front of a screen than they do outdoors. But does this harm their understanding of the real world and physical mechanisms?

The best scientific images of 2017 from University of Copenhagen

Get up close and personal to a flea’s feelers, merging galaxies, and nanoparticles.

Calorie labels encourage us to order healthier meals

Labelling the calorie content of meals in restaurants is an effective tool for combating weight gain in the population, says the Danish Cancer Society.

Should I really stop taking the pill to prevent breast cancer?

Stopping taking the pill only removes a very small risk factor. Other changes could have a bigger effect.

Thousands of children undergo grommet surgery without visible effect

Many children receive the treatment even though doctors do not know how effective it is or whether it is even needed.

Patients in Pakistan donate DNA to European research but are unaware of the goals

Donors think their samples are used to treat their sick children.

The trials of being a smart student

Smart pupils risk being perceived as annoying by both teachers and peers: Study.