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Power to the people - How to make the low-carbon energy transition work

A recent study of two successful energy transitions in Denmark and Germany shows that transparency and community participation are essential to drive the clean energy agenda forward at the local level.

1600-year-old evidence of beer brewing in Sweden

And there’s every reason to believe that people in the Nordic countries have been brewing beer much longer than that.

Leprosy DNA extracted from medieval skeletons in Denmark

The well-preserved bones contain DNA from multiple strands of one of medieval Europe’s biggest killers.

Grasping the nettle: Swedish tax to tackle aviation’s impact on climate

OPINION: The new aviation tax aims to change consumer behavior by taxing one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

How to decorate like a Viking

To begin with you will need a handy Viking paint chart. Luckily, archaeologists in Denmark have just made one.

What type of project leader are you?

Everyone has their own way of organising a project. Read about the four types of leadership, and why a diversity of types is good for any organisation.

A virtual time machine for the Port of Oslo of the 1700s

If you have a 3D printer, this website even lets you print out small buildings from 18th century Oslo.

Archaeologists uncover remains of a horrifying Iron Age battle in Denmark

Thirteen-year-olds fought side by side with adult men and the dead were left where they fell, ripped to pieces by hungry animals.

No evidence that Danish bog bodies were gay

And it’s unlikely that they were mutilated and tortured before their death.

Finnish method helps Norwegian first-graders who struggle with maths

Problems with maths plague nearly 20 per cent of all school children. Offering children extra help right from the start can make a huge difference, according to Norwegian and Finnish research.

Scientists map the earliest Icelandic genome

Scientists have mapped genetic material from the first generations of Icelanders, whose DNA appears to be more closely matched to present day Norwegians than their Icelandic descendants.

Children with weak language skills less likely to play with other children

When toddlers have poor language skills, they can also have social problems, according to new research.