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Scientists map the earliest Icelandic genome

Scientists have mapped genetic material from the first generations of Icelanders, whose DNA appears to be more closely matched to present day Norwegians than their Icelandic descendants.

Archaeologists uncover remains of a horrifying Iron Age battle in Denmark

Thirteen-year-olds fought side by side with adult men and the dead were left where they fell, ripped to pieces by hungry animals.

New Greenland telescope is up and running

A new radio telescope in Greenland is looking for signs of black holes, and preliminary data are already coming in.

A bumper crop of ancient DNA solves key mysteries of ancient human societies

The largest combined study of DNA extracted from ancient skeletons reveals dynamic shifts in genetics, language, and culture in the past 11,000 years.

How to decorate like a Viking

To begin with you will need a handy Viking paint chart. Luckily, archaeologists in Denmark have just made one.

The researcher who became a stand-up comic

Marianna Keisalo defied her own nerves to become a stand-up comic in Denmark and Finland. “It’s given me an entirely new perspective on humour.”

Self-admissions can improve patients’ ability to manage their illness

Danish psychiatric patients have been able to admit themselves to the psychiatric ward since 2014. It gives them a sense of safety and a better quality of life.

Voluntary admissions do not reduce coercion among psychiatric patients

Psychiatric patients in Denmark can decide when to admit themselves to hospital. The idea was to reduce coercion, but new evidence indicates it has little to no effect.

Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces

“We still don’t understand all of the reasons for schizophrenia, so it’s really exciting and important to have this information,” says one of Denmark’s leading experts in the condition.

No evidence that Europe’s bog bodies were gay

And it’s unlikely that they were mutilated and tortured before their death.