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“Book a Scientist” scheme now open

The Danish Science Festival is nearly here and time is running out to “book a scientist.” If you are a group of at least 20 people living in Denmark, and would like to receive a free presentation or workshop from a scientist then be sure to book before April 3rd.

Medieval shipwreck hints at psychological warfare

Details of a sunken Danish royal ship reveals colourful details about psychological warfare in the middle ages.

Promising treatment for deadly brain cancer

A brain cancer that mainly affects children may be slowed by a treatment that is already being tested for a different type of cancer.

Physicists want to recruit more young quantum physicists

A Danish physicist has constructed a quantum physics laboratory especially for high school students to attract more young people to the field.

Will we ever be able to grow organs in a Petri dish?

Stem cells can already be employed to replicate any cell in the body and may one day be used to grow entire organs or cure diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes. But there are still a number of unanswered questions before the stem cell revolution really takes off.

New project will identify the risk factors for Schizophrenia

A large research project will study genetic data and vitamin D levels from 80,000 newborns to narrow down the causes of a number of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and depression.

European Research Council turns ten: After success comes uncertainty

After ten successful years, the European Research Council is facing uncertainty over future funding, while comments by Donald Trump and events in Europe are adding additional stress.

Insomnia linked to an increased risk of developing asthma

People who have trouble sleeping are up to three times more likely to develop asthma than those who get a proper night's sleep.

Gravitational-wave astronomy will change our understanding of the universe

Nearly two years ago, LIGO opened up a new window onto the cosmos when they discovered gravitational waves. But what has happened since and how could it change our understanding of space, time, and gravity?

Mythbusting: There is no steroid “epidemic”

When you watch the news, it is evident that steroid use is a growing public health concern that demands a solution. But when you look at the numbers, there is little evidence to support that claim.