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We have bred "selfish" plants for thousands of years

Plant breeders should cultivate less selfish traits in crops to increase total yields, says scientist.

Want to stop your children from drinking alcohol?

We asked two scientists what parents should and should not do to prevent their teenagers from drinking excessively.

Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

“These are the runes we’ve been missing,” says archaeologist.

How do scientists find new planets?

Technological advances have allowed scientists to find thousands of exoplanets during the past few decades. But even better methods are on the way, and perhaps we will find life on other planets within the next 20 years.

The best scientific images of 2017 from University of Copenhagen

Get up close and personal to a flea’s feelers, merging galaxies, and nanoparticles.

Calorie labels encourage us to order healthier meals

Labelling the calorie content of meals in restaurants is an effective tool for combating weight gain in the population, says the Danish Cancer Society.

Should I really stop taking the pill to prevent breast cancer?

Stopping taking the pill only removes a very small risk factor. Other changes could have a bigger effect.

The trials of being a smart student

Smart pupils risk being perceived as annoying by both teachers and peers: Study.

Can large objects exist in a quantum state?

Quantum physics is the study of objects at the tiniest atomic level, but new research will investigate whether quantum technology can be used on a large scale.

More geo-engineering, please!

Geo-engineering could help us solve the problem of global climate change, but only if we do it in a sustainable way and tackle the problem at the source.