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Islam researcher wins the Holberg Prize

The British historian Michael Cook has been awarded the Holberg Prize 2014 for his contributions to the understanding of Islam’s early stages and expansion, as well as the religion’s ethical and political thinking.

Young foster children seem as secure as other kids

Two- and three-year-old foster children tend to feel as secure in their attachments to their foster parents as other kids do with their parents.

More years of education mean a better memory in old age

Public education reforms implemented decades ago are providing new insights. Each additional year of schooling can give mental benefits towards the end of life.

Norwegian Viking treasures tour Europe

Viking relics found in Norway and elsewhere are expected to be viewed by exceptionally large crowds in London as the British Museum stages its first major Viking exhibition in 30 years.

Get in touch with science at international festival in Copenhagen

One of Europe’s largest science festivals visits the Carlsberg City District in Copenhagen in June. Curious minds of all ages are invited to take part in ‘Science in the City’ where researchers from all over the world present cutting-edge science and technology.

Rebel artist keeps researchers busy

A new research-based exhibition of Danish artist Asger Jorn’s works opens up for new interpretations of his cultural contribution.

Dad’s age links to child’s mental disorders

Researchers are surprised to find that children with middle-aged or elderly fathers are 25 times more likely to become bipolar as children who have younger fathers.

Experience economy brimming with potential

OPINION: In these days of economic uncertainty, businesses ought to make better use of recent research into the experience economy. Perhaps co-creation and individualisation can save us from the crisis, argue the editors of a new book about the latest research into the experience economy.

Nations mustn’t become “Neverlands”

The kids are closing in on 30, but they still live at home with parents and are without jobs, spouses or children. Are the ranks of a Peter Pan Generation rising?

Humans are tropical animals

Homo sapiens come from the tropics. That is why we create tropical microclimates in our homes, our cars and beneath layers of clothing. ,

Psychoses in teens no more disabling than in adults

Teenagers who are schizophrenic are apt to have reduced mental function, but counter to previous assumptions, their disability is no worse than among patients who are initially diagnosed in adulthood.

Earmarked taxes can finance elder boom costs

We will be twice as wealthy in 2060 as we are today. But it’s doubtful that we will be eager to pay more taxes – unless we know what the money is going to.

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Glaciologists luck out with seismograph and video

VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.