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Get a better life: say no

Say NO. Focus on the negative aspects. Repress your emotions. That kind of advice probably does not sound right to a lot of people, but it’s a better idea than following fanatically positive, self-help books, concludes a professor of psychology.

Super-rich rarely start from scratch

The most prosperous business tycoons in Norway have usually had well-heeled parents. Bulging pockets tend to be a bigger initial asset than visionary talent.

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.

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New helicopter technology could save farmers millions

Danish scientists have developed a new method for measuring nitrate degradation in soil. The new method could save farmers a lot of money and help protect fish from oxygen depletion.