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How Norwegians became ocean bathers

Holidays on the coast are now the most popular vacation form in Norway. But Norwegians were late among Europeans to adopt a liking for saltwater, the cries of seagulls and tanned skin.

Gaming leads to better English

Youngsters who spend much time on certain computer games expand their English vocabularies.

Gay Swedes don’t flee rural communities

Researchers find more acceptance than expected for sexual diversity in rural areas.

Is independent science journalism doomed?

A debate during the Science in the City festival addressed a question that concerns science journalists around the world: does independent science media have a future?

Professor: ‘Focus on the broader issues when you communicate’

How do you get science out of its ivory tower? A Q&A with world-famous evolutionary biologist Eske Willerslev.

Overweight people are not lazy and dumb

Fat people face increasing discrimination round the world, and we accept it.

Science communication: 'you're allowed to spice things up'

How do you make the abstract world of mathematics fascinating to a broad audience? A Q&A with award-winning mathematician Cédric Villani.

Cities will die if cars dominate

Cities continue to be planned with little comprehension or care for what makes them vibrant and attractive, says a renowned Danish architect.

Nobel laureate: science is moving in a dangerous direction

Science has taken a wrong turn and forgets to prioritise basic research, says Nobel laureate and quantum physicist Serge Haroche.

Professor: rising inequality could lead to a revolution

Danish economists fear inequality will keep growing and they worry about the consequences. In the worst event, there could be a revolution.

Refugee integration improves with community action

When an entire local community is mobilised to help integrate refugees, the results are much better than when the job is left to paper pushers.

11,000 years old elk bones shrouded in mystery

Someone put elk bones in a bog several thousand years ago -- but archaeologists have no clue who it was.