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800-year-old rune stick unearthed during excavation of Danish city

A rune stick from the Middle Ages has been found in the centre of Odense. An unique find, say scientists.

Who’s talking politics in Norway?

Good old political discourse is holding up even with all the new media. But the media pays little attention to interpersonal political conversations.

Towards an invisible and confident body

Researchers think an experiment which produces the sensation of having an invisible body might be helpful in treatment of social anxiety.

The Viking age began in Denmark

New study changes our understanding of how and where the Viking age began.

Everyone needs to help keep society safe

We expect police to take the lead in keeping streets safe. But a new book says parents, teachers, social workers and others should play a much bigger role in preventing crime.

More research on immigrants than national minorities

Researchers have access to statistical data on immigrants that don’t exist for Norway’s national and indigenous minorities.

Climate change is destroying Greenland’s earliest history

Rising temperatures and heat producing bacteria threaten the remains of three major Greenlandic cultures preserved in the permafrost.

Does it harm animals to have two homes after a divorce?

"Dogs and cats are different in this respect,” claims an animal welfare researcher.

Here’s why women are missing from local government

When Norway’s first female Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, formed a cabinet that was almost half women in 1986, she attracted international attention for her decisive action.

Young Somali girls want modern circumcision

Attitudes toward traditional circumcision are changing in Somalia, but new forms may be replacing the old.

Greenland Vikings outlived climate change for centuries

Climate change didn't kill off the thick-skinned Norsemen.

Appreciating life more after a terrorist attack

A Norwegian study shows that some people find a silver lining in the aftermath of posttraumatic stress.