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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.

Genes influence political engagement

Your ideological position, and your participation in demonstrations and elections, are partly determined by your genes.

DNA study uncovers ancient ancestor of Europeans

A groundbreaking study of fossil genomes reveals that modern Europeans were shaped in a melting pot of immigrants.

Raising Norwegian university rankings

Norway’s leading universities trail behind those of its Nordic neighbours in international rankings. But bigger budgets alone will not lift them up the charts.

New viking fortress discovered in Denmark

Archaeologists are excited as new finding could reveal more secrets about the Danish vikings.

High school students say internet is bad for education

Researchers find that most high school students feel that access to the internet during classes spoils the lessons.