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Norwegian bible belt resists gender equality

Christians in southern Norway are more sceptical towards gender equality than Christians in other parts of the country – but less resistant than a decade ago.

Stone Age hunters liked their carbs

Analyses of Stone Age settlements reveal that the hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they could get their hands on, including carbohydrates – contrary to the modern definition of the Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet.

Don’t underestimate Viking women

The status of Viking women may be underestimated due to the way we interpret burial findings.

Privacy hedges date back to the Iron Age

The hedge that separates you from your neighbour wouldn’t be what it is today if it wasn’t for the fences and embankments built by Iron Age Northern Europeans.

1668: Danish man tortured for New Year fireworks

New Year’s shenanigans go back a long way. Here’s the story of a Danish tailor, who in 1668 was tortured for letting off fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

Science has always been driven by money

New project seeks to uncover the influence that money has had on history’s great scientific discoveries.

An 8th grader’s multitasking goes awry

Teens are good at multitasking, but learn less while they’re doing it.

Problem behaviour from impaired vision

Pupils diagnosed with ADHD, learning difficulties or dyslexia could in some cases simply suffer from impaired vision.

The Pope’s scientists study miracles

God’s representative on Earth has his own miracle commission. Its job is to determine – using scientific methods – whether unexplainable healings really are miracles caused by deceased people.

Brain scans look for Christmas spirit

A series of scientific studies in the weirder end of the spectrum can be found in the Christmas edition of a Danish medical journal.

In Sweden, helping and caring are on the rise

With one of the oldest populations in the world, Sweden needs its citizens to reach out and help each other in informal, neighbourly ways. New research shows a dramatic rise in the number of Swedes who are doing exactly that.

Technological illiteracy can hurt patients and schoolchildren

New technology can cause more harm than good in schools and hospitals if teachers and nurses don’t fully know how to use it.