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Iceland's crowd-sourced constitution: hope for disillusioned voters everywhere

OPINION: In a time where trust in politics is at an all time low, Iceland takes a proactive approach that might serve as a lesson to the rest of the world.

Why Donald Trump is winning over many American Hindus

OPINION: One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions.

Archaeologist discovers a new style of Viking combat

Experimental archaeologists donned their armour and took to the battlefield to test out shield fighting techniques.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good?

OPINION: The answer is 'yes' and 'no', according to Norwegian researcher.

A 300-year-old murder could be solved

A skeleton found in a German palace this summer could clear up a missing person case. Royal love letters could have been the motive for an order to kill a count. Could a murder mystery be solved now with DNA evidence?

How Hitler decided to launch the largest bike theft in Denmark’s history

Hitler personally approved the decision to confiscate bikes in occupied Denmark during the war, revealing the internal power struggles among the Nazi occupiers.

Average Swedes can do as well as financial experts

Some investors could be making poor choices because of their earlier successes.

Two-thirds of all languages use similar sounds in common words

A study of more than 6,000 languages from around the world shows a surprising relationship between certain words’ sound and meaning.

Mathematicians can now predict your social networks

A team of mathematicians have developed a formula to predict how people meet. The results could help scientists understand how diseases are transmitted.

What colour did the Vikings paint their houses?

Archaeologists in Denmark are busy building one of the largest experimental archaeology reconstruction projects. But what colours would the Vikings have used?

The aroma of chocolate chip cookies boosts coffee sales

Good smells can heighten your cues to buy coffee or sweet rolls, according to Swedish researchers.

Getting more out of art

We can experience art in at least three ways, thinks a professor of psychology who has tried to figure out what art experiences really are.