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How Ouija boards really work

“Impressive” study reveals what is actually happening when a supposed spirit communicates via a Ouija board.

Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine

The large collection of documents from Ancient Egypt are held in Copenhagen and are revealing new details about medical sciences in antiquity.

Diabetes patients can reduce their risk of heart failure by 70 per cent

21-year-long research project shows the difference it makes when doctors initiate intensive treatment of diabetes patients.

How we discovered three poisonous books in our university library

While analysing a collection of old texts, scientists discovered a coat of green paint containing arsenic. The books have since been removed for safe storage.

Considering knee surgery? Read this first

About two out of ten people who undergo the procedure do not experience any pain relief at all and may actually be worse off after surgery than they were before.

Ancient Palmyra: A story of urban resilience

The warrior queen of Palmyra, Zenobia, made a stand against the encroaching Roman Empire, but was ultimately defeated. But what happened next, after the Romans left is less documented. A new book reveals how Palmyra survived in Late Antiquity.

Why are some animals venomous?

Some animals, such as venomous snakes and insects, can use venom for predation or defense, which is an ability that has been developed through millions of years. And the evolution continues – partly due to an increasing pressure from humans.

The Big Bang – an eyewitness account

What did the Big Bang actually look like? Join astrophysicist Peter Laursen and his travel companion ‘Alice’ as they explore the beginnings of the Universe.

Archaeologists reveal new finds from legendary Swedish warship

The Mars warship was carrying hundreds of soldiers when it exploded in the Baltic Sea in 1564 during the Northern Seven Years’ War.

Following a new trail of crumbs to agriculture's origins

Archaeologists have found tiny pieces of ancient bread from hunter-gatherers that predate agriculture by about 4,000 years.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.