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Hard to walk in ancestral moccasins

Did Bronze Age people make petroglyphs to contact the underworld? Did they think their carvings of animals would help them in hunts? Or were they marking their territory?

Rural flats wanted

Detached homes dot the sparsely populated Norwegian countryside. But it would be wise to build with more variation in the rural housing market.

Economic security for young Nordic adults wanes

Circumstances for jobless persons under the age of 25 in Sweden, Finland and Norway have changed dramatically the last 15 years. Many have become poor.

Norway’s constitution in the nick of time

Norway is the only country in Europe with a constitution that has survived since the ground-breaking years around 1800. It was passed at the tail end of a revolutionary era, two centuries ago this year.

Big stores enhance small ones

Lower prices and more jobs. The openings of giant retail establishments, or “big-box” stores as they are often called, have a surprisingly positive effect on a local economy.

Researchers slam plans to criminalise sex work

Twenty-six Danish researchers have signed a protest letter against the European Parliament’s recommendations to criminalise sex work. Politicians ignore most of the research in this field, they argue.

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.

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