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How Hitler decided to launch the largest bike theft in Denmark’s history

Hitler personally approved the decision to confiscate bikes in occupied Denmark during the war, revealing the internal power struggles among the Nazi occupiers.

Average Swedes can do as well as financial experts

Some investors could be making poor choices because of their earlier successes.

Two-thirds of all languages use similar sounds in common words

A study of more than 6,000 languages from around the world shows a surprising relationship between certain words’ sound and meaning.

Mathematicians can now predict your social networks

A team of mathematicians have developed a formula to predict how people meet. The results could help scientists understand how diseases are transmitted.

What colour did the Vikings paint their houses?

Archaeologists in Denmark are busy building one of the largest experimental archaeology reconstruction projects. But what colours would the Vikings have used?

The aroma of chocolate chip cookies boosts coffee sales

Good smells can heighten your cues to buy coffee or sweet rolls, according to Swedish researchers.

Getting more out of art

We can experience art in at least three ways, thinks a professor of psychology who has tried to figure out what art experiences really are.

Normal to feel presence of the dead

It is becoming more accepted that some people connect with the dead. The research also reflects this, according to a theologian and a psychologist.

Religion alone does not cause civil war

Conflicts arise when people are excluded from political influence in their own country, concludes a new study.

Hallucinations or spiritual experiences?

When is a visit by your deceased uncle a spiritual experience, and when it is a mental illness? It’s not always obvious, one psychiatrist says.

DNA confirms Australian Aboriginals are the oldest civilisation still around on Earth

The first large genetic study of Australian Aboriginals gives new insights into one of the planets oldest living civilisations.

Much of bullying among boys goes unnoticed

When researchers examined bullying in twenty schools, they were told that the main problem was drama created by the girls. Their findings told a very different story, however.


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