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What this coin can tell us about ancient politics

Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.

3-D printed organs may solve organ donation shortages

It was just 10 months ago that a research team at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US reported that they had printed out an ear made from living cartilage cells.

Sponges grew carnivorous in ocean depths

A Norwegian researcher has found that all species of this odd creature share a common ancestor.

Same-sex marriages are on the rise in Norway

Most of the same-sex marriages in Norway are between women. But lesbian marriages are more likely to end up in divorce than ones between men or between men and women.

Parents with disabled children report different experiences with support services

Little access to information about the support services available could affect who gets help and who doesn't.

It pays to create better working conditions

Workplace stress is to blame for a lot of absenteeism. Repetitive tasks are the biggest problem, according to employees. But the job is less of a factor than they claim.

The names of Tolkien's universe explained

The works of J.R.R. Tolkien are an excellent introduction to Old English and other historic languages, according to a researcher.

What makes a hunter pull the trigger—or refrain?

It’s more than the size of the antlers that makes Norwegian red deer hunters decide to shoot, researchers have found.

Should you be using Facebook for health information?

"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.

How much should you drink when you're sick?

Not all infections necessitate a greater intake of fluids than usual.