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Prehistoric humans were far smarter than previously assumed

325,000-year-old stone tools go to prove that our forefathers were far better at collaborating and planning than we thought.

Denmark moves to ban bestiality -- but is sex with animals really so bad?

Is bestiality harmful to the animals? Not always, say Danish researchers and point to the fact that animals seem to enjoy sex and orgasms.

Why do we spare civilians in war?

Neither compassion nor charity were the reasons why Western soldiers spared enemy civilians in war, new Danish research shows.

Bringing your computer to bed can wreck your next day at work

A new thesis from Roskilde University shows that reading work-related emails in bed disturbs your work the day after.

Ancient male warriors showed signs of vanity

Scandinavian men who lived 3,000 years ago were buried with bronze straight-edged razors, tweezers and tools that could have been used for manicures.

Danish scientists receive prestigious NASA awards

NASA hands out awards to two Danish scientists in recognition of their behind-the-scene work.

How do kids who excel in sports become real stars?

Certain children demonstrate a remarkable talent in sports at an early age. Why do some of them fade away, while others rise to the big leagues and earn millions doing so? Being born early in the year is a clear advantage, according to a Norwegian researcher.

Researchers are trying to solve a Danish castle mystery

Who built the lengendary Hammershus castle? Archaeologist are trying to find the answer.

Laughter helps policemen cope with their work

The atmosphere is great, and the squad car is filled with jokes. It’s all necessary to handle a stressful kind of work, says a researcher.

Norwegian exports get along without too much planning

Networks, market insights and persistent owners are much more important.

Open day care centres fill vital role

The number of open day care centres in Norway is dropping, despite the help they give to troubled families.

How to avoid the pitfalls of job interviews

A new study shows that an employer’s gut feelings often decide who gets a job. Researchers were flies on the wall as five companies recruited staff.