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Happiness is not simply satisfaction

A psychology professor thinks our struggles and commitments – our engagement – make us happier with our lives.

Researchers to reveal the dangers of ‘Big Data’

Information ranging from state secrets to your medical history is stored in large databases. ‘Big Data’ is a big deal. But the implications of the collection, storage and use of massive amouts of data about us all has yet to be uncovered.

Evidence found: Harald Bluetooth built Viking fortress

A few months ago, the find of a hidden ringfort in Denmark created great excitement among archaeologists all over the world. Now archaeologists have finally concluded that it is, in fact, a Viking fortress. But was it Harald Bluetooth's?

Scandinavians are the earliest Europeans

Scientists have sequenced a 37,000-year-old genome. The results show that present-day Scandinavians are the closest living relatives to the first people in Europe.

More democracy support for developing countries

Scientists believe that we should give more money to projects that support democracy in developing countries. However, past projects have produced limited results.

Danish archaeologists find 5,000-year-old human footprints

Archaeologists have discovered footprints from the Stone Age during excavation for the Fehmarn Tunnel. The find tells a dramatic story.

Harder for children of immigrants to find employment

Although they have grown up in Norway and are well educated, young people with parents from Pakistan and India are less likely than their Norwegian peers to have a paid job.

Immigrants wait longer to marry

Pakistani Norwegians marry later than they used to.

Professor: architects are killing the public space

A Danish professor of urban design criticises architects around the world for planning cities without taking their inhabitants into consideration.

A wholesome image takes centre stage

A musicologist says old-fashioned gender roles may be putting limits on female pop artists.

Culture and legislation challenge divorces among Danish Turks

Relations to Denmark play an unexpected strategic role in divorces between ethnic Turks, shows new research.

Jailhouse rock gives convicts feeling of freedom

“The music becomes a way of dealing with jail existence. But it can also help in managing a life outside,” says a researcher who has studied the effect of rocking behind bars.