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Vikings abused and beheaded their slaves

Who were the slaves and where did they come from?

Children bear the brunt of parental conflict after divorce

The conflicts between divorced parents can lead to long lasting loss of self-confidence in their children, shows a new study.

Young scientists react to Brexit

Uncertainty in residence status, jobs, and future funding. These are some of the concerns of young European scientists following the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU.

Dead Sea Scrolls still conceal many stories

Norwegian researchers are trying to uncover more secrets about the mysterious Dead Sea Scrolls.

Danish Viking grave reveals archaeological mysteries

New excavations in Scandinavia’s first city, Ribe, suggests rapid change at the end of the 9th century.

Why Arab youths revolted

Male domination and female oppression characterise many Arab countries. But in 2011, the youth rose up to demand change. What were the triggers?

How do Islamic extremists get power in the Middle East?

Jihadism seems to be as strong as ever and looking terribly hard to beat with armed forces.

Students’ reading improves with longer school days

Longer school days where teachers are free to plan extra sessions can improve students’ reading skills.

Unique Viking tomb contains remains of noble couple

A Viking tomb in Denmark contains the rare remains of two men and a woman and offers more evidence of an international Viking culture.

Adolescents with ADHD tackle daily lives well but struggle at school

A small Swedish study shows that school is where students experience their ADHD as a problem.

Why Jazz is so intoxicating

New research project gives a scientific explanation as to why improvised live jazz leaves such a lasting impression on its listeners.

Archaeologists discover Athens’ oldest navy base

A team of scientists have discovered the remains of Athens’ first navy base built in the Greek golden age.

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