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Mathematician will regulate your emotions with music

A mathematical model will help users of online music services to find the music that best suits their mood.

Many Polish immigrants create a “little Poland” in Norway

Food, culture and friends from the home country persist. Many Polish parents are also sceptical of the Norwegian school system.

Could we predict crimes the way we predict weather?

Experts think we have enough data to be able to know where the next crime will happen before it actually does. But criminologists say that’s pure hype.

Ice Age hunters reveal new line of European ancestry

Scientists discover a new line of European ancestry in the Caucasus Mountains, which suggest that we are the result of a mixture between four groups.

Molenbeek: One of several Jihadi hotspots in Europe

OPINION: To call the Brussels suburb Molenbeek a terrorism capital is an exaggeration at best. Focusing on local socio-economic factors obscures European jihadism’s transnational nature.

Irrigation is the source of inequality

Water scarcity in the past laid the ground for large differences in wealth and political power today.

"Stop using the term radicalisation"

A Danish researcher thinks the word has become too stigmatised with politics and ideology to be used any more to study youth who might resort to violence and and acts of terror.

Archaeologists excavate 300-year-old tax haven

The remains of a rich pearl fishing industry in Qatar were abandoned for centuries until archaeologists recently unearthed them.

Early relationships influence childbearing

Childlessness is less likely if you have some cohabitation experience with a partner in an early relationship- but not too much.

Wedding gifts that came and went

Marrying for love and romance hasn’t been around nearly as long as the 700 year old tradition of bride gifts.

Behind-the-scenes look at Norway’s US$1.6 billion rainforest initiative

An unusual convergence of political and environmental interests led Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to promise billions from Norway to protect rainforests at UN climate conference.

The Black Death has been hiding among us for thousands of years

Fossil DNA reveals that the plague is much older than previously suspected. The discovery could shed new light on the evolution of a deadly disease.