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Turning immigrants into good Scandinavians

Norway, Sweden and Denmark have completely different policies towards refugees and immigrants. These differing approaches raise the question of whether citizenship should be a right or a reward in the Nordic welfare states.

The Scientist’s Guide to Christmas

How do reindeers fly? Why does Santa not burn up when travelling at such high-speeds? ScienceNordic have answers for these and other Christmas-related mysteries.

Life or death for languages

Can languages be resurrected from the (almost) dead? Or is it fine for them to follow in the footsteps of some other languages and die a “natural” death?

Archaeologists develop new technology to read ancient documents

Using X-rays and 3D-modelling, scientists have developed a new method to read ancient texts, which were until now considered unreadable.

Tablets help students write faster – but is that better?

If they need to remember what they write, pencils work better. So what is really best?

Teaching about religions tends to be condescending

A Swedish study finds that in high school religious education courses both teachers and pupils often suggest that religions are unnecessary for modern people.

How pollen in water can foretell the spread of malaria

Danish physicist wins first prize at international photography competition with his image of a puddle that depicts how wind and rain help spread malaria.

Refugees’ mental health must be dealt with

Many refugees are on the brink of developing serious mental illnesses. Bad things can happen if they are left to deal with traumas on their own.

Children feel unsafe in Norwegian asylum centres

They come seeking safety and protection, but some children and adolescents who have come to Norway in a quest for asylum feel unsafe, a recent survey shows.

Sweden thinks it can save the world in Paris – can it?

OPINION: Sweden believes its domestic policies are breaking the link between carbon emissions and economic growth. But can it persuade the rest of the world to adopt similar policies?

Highly educated teachers don’t translate into high student grades

Good grades in primary school and highly educated parents matter more than having highly educated teachers, according to a new study.

How do we receive unaccompanied asylum-seeking kids?

The guidelines can collide with reality, fear Swedish researchers.

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