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Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate change

Famine and drought can either be prevented, or the impact minimised, if institutions and mechanisms of good governance are in place.

Are computer games a teacher’s friend or enemy?

New Book: Games as a learning tool are here to stay and teachers need to learn how to use them effectively.

Mum takes more responsibility for the children

The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine Warhuus Smeby.

This tiny ornament may have belonged to Harold Bluetooth’s shaman

The small piece of silver was found at a Viking fortress in Køge, Denmark.

Judgemental families hinder rape survivors in seeking help

Some young persons who have been raped are met with a mix of accusations and shame when they tell their parents about what happened.

Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works

We can now apply all the modern tools of computational evolutionary biology to answer linguistic questions, such as: how languages change and why they are distributed in the way that they are.

Grindr has changed sex culture among gay men

Dating apps have changed the rules of the game.

Eternal witch-hunt for the fat body

“The fat body carries a secret that has to be revealed at all costs; it is a living symptom that something has ‘gone wrong’,” says Camilla Bruun Eriksen. She has studied the representation of fat bodies in popular culture.

Our controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago

The Trachilos tracksite deserves to be protected and the evidence should be debated by scientists.

Average Danish household has fifth highest carbon footprint in Europe

Why is that, and how do we change it?

"There needs to be higher rewards for working"

Society should be doing more to motivate young people to work. The future economy of Norway depends on this. Mandatory activities for persons on welfare could be instrumental, thinks a University of Oslo professor.

Communication is key to understanding female circumcision

Lack of communication hampers the prevention of female genital mutilation, according to anthropologist Rachel Issa Djesa. She has observed encounters between Norwegian authorities, health personnel and Somali women in Norway.