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Watching sex on TV does not make teenagers sexually active

There is no correlation between what kids watch on TV and their sex life, shows new study. Instead, parents and friends may play a bigger role.

Clear link between sexting and partner violence

Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

Genes shape our social ideological attitudes

Genes influence our ideological orientation towards topics such as border controls and attitudes towards religious extremism, but not on economics, shows new research.

Stopping violence at emergency wards

Doctors and nurses should be conscious of how they behave towards patients to avoid being attacked. Some patients at the emergency ward make threats or act violently if they feel insulted.

The geologist who wanted to understand the Sami

While his scientific contemporaries were exhuming skulls from Sami graves to measure them, the Finnish geologist and amateur anthropologist Väinö Tanner tried to see the Skolt Sami through their own eyes.

Science should be a part of our nightlife

Welcome to Science and Cocktails, a project that seeks to combine science with entertainment, after-work drinks, and music.

New discovery rewrites history of Denmark’s biggest royal castle

Excavations of Denmark’s biggest castle show that an overlooked king, Knud VI, played a much bigger roll in its history than was previously thought.

Global academic collaboration: a new form of colonisation?

OPINION: Organisations, universities and researchers in the global North often call the shots in global research collaborations, and many researchers question whether African universities are still suffering form a sort of colonisation--of the mind.

Job prospects rise with right contacts

A 19-year-old is less likely to find a job if their friends and contacts are largely unemployed, according to a Swedish study.

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.

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