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Q&A: Professor Brian Cox talks scicomm

What is good science communication and how do you convey science in a time of fake and alternative news? A Q&A with particle physicist, author, and TV presenter Brian Cox.

One quarter of the Arctic is a hotbed for overlooked greenhouse gas

New study shows how thawing Arctic peat releases large quantities of nitrous oxide—an overlooked greenhouse gas that is almost 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

1,000-year-old Viking toilet uncovered in Denmark

A deep hole containing human faeces has been discovered at a Viking settlement in Denmark. Is this Denmark’s oldest toilet?

New space telescope will reveal the light of the first stars and galaxies

The enormous James Webb telescope will soon be launched into space, and scientists are already looking forward to the new knowledge it will bring.

Long term funding cuts put the squeeze on DMI

Asking a national meteorological institution to save two per cent each year is the wrong way to go, say scientists and industry professionals.

Danish Meteorological Institute has lost one third of its staff in four years

Nearly 100 jobs in forecasting, research, and communications have been cut at DMI since 2013. We should be worried, says former DMI scientist.

Women better than men at consoling victims of violence

New research shows that our social relationships are crucial in deciding whether people offer a comforting hug to victims of violence.

A Bronze Age grape shakes up history

A small grape seed has set a remarkable archaeological record and casts new light on Scandinavia’s contact with southern Europe during the Bronze Age.

EU disagreements delay regulation of harmful chemicals

When is an endocrine disrupting chemical harmful enough to be banned? Disagreement between EU member countries delays regulation of potentially harmful substances.

Ice age bacteria may reveal where to look for life on Mars

Scientists have cracked many evolutionary puzzles of how life on Earth originated under the sea. The results provide clues for where we may find life on Mars.