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How young people today view the Second World War

Danes, German, and Finnish youth all see the Second World War as an important historical event. But that is where the similarity ends.

Dead man’s genome reconstructed using DNA from living relatives

Extensive detective work pays off.

Communities recover quickly from terrorist attacks

Terror attacks can initially cause more ethnic segregation. But things return to normal after three years.

Clay tablets from the cradle of civilisation provide new insight to the history of medicine

Ancient “doctors” mixed magic and medicine to heal patients.

Public transport poses problems for those with mental disorders

Many of us experience mental disabilities of one kind or another in the course of life. A new study points out problems this can cause for users of public transport services.

Jobs and paid-for schooling can keep Tanzanian girls from early marriages

Women living in the poorest parts of any city need policies that create employment opportunities and offer girls an alternative choice to marriage.

Protests mount against Norwegian Child Welfare Service

Researchers are working to understand why Norway’s child protective services sometimes resort to the dramatic step of taking a child from its mother right after birth.

Africa has plans for a Great Green Wall: Why the idea needs a rethink

It could improve life and resilience in the drylands that surround the Sahara. But progress on the ground is inconsistent with lofty political ambitions.

The side effects of power and the #metoo movement

Aggressive, obstinate men are more likely to seek power and are often preferred as leaders. The #metoo revolution is pushing to change the way managers behave, but research shows that power changes people — and not always for the best.

English mass grave contains remains of Viking Great Army

Archaeologists are now certain that the 264 bodies buried in the English town of Repton were Vikings. A curious mystery has finally been solved.

Talk of equality is risky business for career in the oil industry

White men dominate leadership positions in the Norwegian petroleum industry. If you’re a woman and want to climb the career ladder, you need to keep your mouth shut when there’s talk of gender and equality, according to researchers.

Scientists! Do you want to share your research?

Our sister site, Videnskab.dk, is looking for scientists in Denmark who want to share their research with the public as part of The Danish Science Festival, 2018.