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New Nordic food is a niche

On the 10th anniversary of the concept “New Nordic food”, researchers from Aarhus University have investigated its social and financial influence on society. They found that only few people have taken Nordic food to heart.

Children can wait – for higher income

The probability of having children increases significantly once people have started their professional careers.

Norway was controlled from the pulpit

Norwegian society was totalitarian during the nearly four centuries that Norway was ruled from Copenhagen. Sermons were closely supervised and controlled by the rulers.

Addicts in fear of mandatory rehab

Substance abusers whose lives are acutely at risk can be committed to compulsory rehabilitation treatment. Some become scared of, angry at, and sceptical of the health services.

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.

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New Nordic food is a niche

On the 10th anniversary of the concept “New Nordic food”, researchers from Aarhus University have investigated its social and financial influence on society. They found that only few people have taken Nordic food to heart.