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Do immigrants get better lives?

Does life improve for people after moving to another country? In this age of massive migrations, researchers are beginning to come up with answers.

Archaeologist: Excavate more before climate change destroys our cultural heritage

Climate change threatens archaeology in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. We should re-think how we preserve our buried cultural heritage, says archaeologist.

Power cuts seen when all pay their fair share of costs

Swedes waste more electricity when power costs are included in their rent.

Underachieving boys, or clever girls?

Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they mature.

ScienceNordic teams up with Science and Cocktails

Scientists from around the world are headed to Copenhagen this spring to talk about their newest discoveries. From gravity waves to stem cells and black holes, there is something for everyone.

High flames gave status to ancient funeral pyres

Funeral pyres were an important ritual for thousands of years in Denmark. The dead were paraded and the cremation was a spectacular show.

Pictures of hosts may be decisive in Airbnb bookings

Photos of your rental or good feedback from customers are not enough to seal the deal on Airbnb. One of the most decisive factors for potential customers is a nice picture of the person who is renting out their place.

“Viking Tower” excavated in Denmark

Totally unique in construction and unknown to Danish archaeology, extraordinary discovery from the Viking Age uncovered in Jutland.

What can linguistics tell us about the Vikings in England?

The linguistic evidence supports the theory that high numbers of Scandinavian Vikings settled in England, writes linguist.

Gender matters in war reporting

Being a journalist in war zones and armed conflicts is becoming increasingly dangerous. Most of the journalists killed in the field are men, but the concern is about the security of their female colleagues.

“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?

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