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How we discovered three poisonous books in our university library

While analysing a collection of old texts, scientists discovered a coat of green paint containing arsenic. The books have since been removed for safe storage.

Is it possible to treat men who beat their partners?

Many men drop out when they seek therapeutic help for their violent tendencies. One researcher wanted to know why.

You will probably hang out in 25 places this year: Here is why

Decisions and plans drive our day-to-day movements. But new research shows that fundamental limits constrain how, as humans, we spend our time.

Are these Danish cities older than previously thought?

Odense could have been settled as early as the late eighth century, and many other towns could be older than you think, according to new study.

Fathers with more education more likely to take paternity leave

Swedish doctors and lawyers take twice as much parental leave as their less well-educated peers. But the trend is the opposite for well-educated women.

Archaeologists reveal new finds from legendary Swedish warship

The Mars warship was carrying hundreds of soldiers when it exploded in the Baltic Sea in 1564 during the Northern Seven Years’ War.

People over 60 prefer to work with 30-year-olds

A minority prefer people of their own age as work colleagues.

Following a new trail of crumbs to agriculture's origins

Archaeologists have found tiny pieces of ancient bread from hunter-gatherers that predate agriculture by about 4,000 years.

Physical education: What if we took away the pressure to be good at sports?

A researcher believes that’s how physical education should be. He’s been studying what gym class could be like when physical skills don’t count for students’ grades.

A tiny dragonhead illuminates life in a Viking trading town

This little head dates from the Viking Age and was produced in unique style.

Raw fish gave the Vikings tapeworms

“I’ve never thought about how they prepared their food – or didn’t,” says archaeologist.

Fear of reprisals muzzles Swedish police

The consequences of working in a culture of fear can be serious.