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New materials will change the world

What will be the next big thing in materials science? A group of researchers will discuss that during the ESOF2014 conference in Copenhagen.

Were the Vikings scared of volcanoes?

New Danish research suggests that the Icelandic Vikings were far less relaxed about volcanoes than previously believed.

"I write history in the form of a detective novel"

What's important to keep in mind when you communicate your science? A Q&A with Professor Londa Schiebinger who specializes in the history of science.

Video: Interview with Holberg Prize 2014 winner

Professor Michael Cook discusses Islam’s resurgence and how this ties in with political developments.

Where Norwegian lingo heads for limbo

The last generation of Norwegian-speaking Americans will soon be gone.

Viking raid may have saved British artefact

A gold object was stolen by Vikings and later buried with its new owner in Norway. That twist of fate probably saved a part of one of the oldest known British croziers.

Norway’s constitution in the nick of time

Norway is the only country in Europe with a constitution that has survived since the ground-breaking years around 1800. It was passed at the tail end of a revolutionary era, two centuries ago this year.

What do you know about Lawrence of Rome?

The EU wants people to get more interested in their cultural heritage, and is starting pilot projects in England, Spain and Norway.

Norwegian Viking treasures tour Europe

Viking relics found in Norway and elsewhere are expected to be viewed by exceptionally large crowds in London as the British Museum stages its first major Viking exhibition in 30 years.

Rebel artist keeps researchers busy

A new research-based exhibition of Danish artist Asger Jorn’s works opens up for new interpretations of his cultural contribution.