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“Slippery Slope” to place citations above quality in research

The more the better when it comes to the number of scientific publications and citations, say some scientists. But not everyone agrees.

Computer games can make ADHD kids better planners

Can computer game training really help ease children’s ADHD symptoms? Or are they just a waste of time and money?

Meet the Greenlandic spirits that gained power by sucking genitals

The bizarre mythical tupilaq creature is a key part of Greenlandic history. Legend says it drained its victim’s through their sexual organs.

Archaeologists and historians clash with geneticists over Viking study

Geneticists and biologists are increasingly involved in historical research. But as the new boys on the block, collaborations do not always run smoothly.

Why Danish Vikings moved to England

As many as 35,000 Vikings migrated from Denmark to England, reveals a new study. But what made them embark on such a drastic step to move west to a new land?

How should doctors and nurses break bad news to patients?

Delivering a tough message to a patient is often perceived as so difficult that it doesn’t go very well, according to both a professor and a doctor.

What would Norway be like without oil money?

What if there wasn't as much as an ounce of oil under the North Sea? Would Norway be one of Europe's poorest countries?

Did Stone Age people build a large labyrinth in Denmark?

Archaeologists have discovered a large enclosure from the Neolithic period near Stevns in Denmark--but the purpose of the site is a mystery.

Scientists: There is too much focus on positive results

The scientific community’s focus on publishing positive results leaves a sizeable amount of research that is either incorrect or in some cases dangerous.

Older men are not just attracted to young women

A 50-year-old man might be delighted by the thought of going to bed with a young woman. But a Finnish study shows he tends to be just as interested in women his age.

Can you train children to persevere?

New project will discover whether children can be trained to become more persistent in their learning and boost their life chances as adults.

Crisis in basic research: scientists publish too much

Scientists slice their results up into as many publications as they can, and the result is that a large portion of research output is unnecessary, say scientists.

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