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The economic effects of restricting immigration – lessons from US history

Clearly changes in immigration policy generate winners and losers. But perhaps not the winners and losers that the government might expect.

Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

“These are the runes we’ve been missing,” says archaeologist.

First Scandinavians came from north and south

Scandinavia has been a melting pot of cultures ever since the first people arrived after the last ice age, new DNA analyses show.

Swedish women less trusting of researchers

Norwegian women seem to trust researchers and research more than Norwegian men do. Next door in Sweden, it’s the opposite.

Can your child’s phone bring them closer to nature?

Our five-year project will find out how apps and technology change children’s experiences and knowledge of the great outdoors. And we need your help!

Digital knowledge is a poor substitute for learning in the real world

Today, children spend more time learning in front of a screen than they do outdoors. But does this harm their understanding of the real world and physical mechanisms?

Dogs and cats are big business in Sweden

Just how many jobs do pets — and their loving owners — actually create? Swedish researchers have now provided some numbers to answer that exact question.

Why horror is so popular

And may even be good for us.

New research shows explaining things to ‘normal’ people can help scientists be better at their jobs

Science communication could have a huge impact on learning, research, and democracy. But to make use of this power, scientists need to “zoom out” and connect their research to the world outside.

These are the fruits and vegetables we waste the most

Seven vegetables and fruits represent about half of all produce that goes to waste in supermarkets, according to a Swedish study. A focus on these can cut costs and help the environment.

Vikings were never the pure-bred master race white supremacists like to portray

A striking feature of the early Vikings’ success was their ability to embrace and adapt from a wide range of cultures, whether that be the Christian Irish in the west or the Muslims of the Abbasid Caliphate in the east.

The trials of being a smart student

Smart pupils risk being perceived as annoying by both teachers and peers: Study.

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