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Scientists: Pointless to rename the Viking Age

The Steel Age could be a more appropriate name for what we call the Viking Age, says one archaeologist. But the new name is inappropriate, say her colleagues.

The Viking Age should be called the Steel Age

OPINION: The Viking Age harks back to the glory days of the Nordics, but the name is all wrong. It should instead be called the Steel Age, says Danish archaeologist.

Scientists: football has changed dramatically

New research on the Premier League shows that professional football players are sprinting more and more. And it is changing the way the game is played, say scientists.

How do you talk to a child if you suspect sexual abuse?

It’s the conversation that no adult ever wants to have with a child, but sometimes must. Here’s how to handle the situation.

Taking on the challenge of getting refugees into the job market in Sweden

OPINION: Asylum seekers in Sweden are struggling to access the Swedish labour market. Researchers explain why, and what can be done to help them.

Burnt down Iron Age house discovered in Denmark

Scorched layers of earth have protected the site for almost 2,000 years, which is now helping archaeologists to form a better understanding of life in the Iron Age.

Here’s what kids really think of their preschool teachers

A Danish researcher asked children to say what they think about the adults who care for them.

Religious and superstitious people understand the physical world less than atheists

Religious people have a lower understanding and interest in physics and maths than non-religious people, and often ascribe emotions to inanimate objects, shows new research.

Workforce “survivors” experience problems after downsizing, too

Getting laid off can cause health problems in those who lose their jobs— but also in those who retain them.

5,000-year-old cob reveals the origins of corn

Genetic analyses of a 5,000-year-old corncob shows how early farmers modified what would go on to become one of the world’s most important crops.

How the police can detect a group of liars

Researchers are suggesting a new option for interrogation: Put all the potential criminals in the same room and let them expose one another.

The king fought for the Norwegian constitution – and his son

Christian Frederick didn’t have the Norwegian people in mind when he defended their constitution. He wanted his own son to assume the throne, claims a researcher.

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