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Orkney Islanders are 25 percent Norwegian

Over 1,000 years after the Vikings arrived, native Orkney Islanders are still genetically a quarter Norwegian.

Isolated people in Sweden only stopped using runes 100 years ago

In a remote part of Sweden they used runes until just a hundred years ago. The people in the area also speak their own language: Elfdalian.

The hotel industry - a job trap for non-native speakers

Applicants with immigrant backgrounds can easily get a job at a hotel. But the industry needs to develop better inter-departmental strategies to support career development.

Fight on to preserve Elfdalian, Sweden's lost forest language

OPINION: Secret language has preserved linguistic features that are to be found nowhere else in Scandinavia.

How young criminals explain their delinquent deeds

Young people’s narratives about themselves may make it easier for them to engage in crime.

ADHD and language delay connections

A “wait-and-see” approach is not always in the child’s best interest. Early attention can alleviate later struggles.

Politicians do not know how to stop radicalisation

Scientists warn that there is a deep lack of knowledge about how radicalisation is created and prevented.

In politics, bad publicity is not better than no publicity

Constant presence in the media damages the government's approval ratings, shows new study.

Fashionable Vikings loved colours, fur, and silk

The Vikings were skilled warriors, traders, and explorers, but a more fashionable side might also have existed.

Education researcher points the way to good schools

Many people ask how schools can be improved. A Norwegian researcher says that a positive learning environment makes all the difference.

More training needed to help online abuse victims

Children are exposed to abuse on the Internet, but the support system doesn’t have enough knowledge to follow up effectively.

Strict parents can get wasteful teenagers

Youth get good economic habits if their parents talk about savings and financial planning. Kids who perceive their parents as psychologically controlling can often be just as extravagant, hedonistic spenders as ones whose parents make few demands.