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Teaching about religions tends to be condescending

A Swedish study finds that in high school religious education courses both teachers and pupils often suggest that religions are unnecessary for modern people.

How pollen in water can foretell the spread of malaria

Danish physicist wins first prize at international photography competition with his image of a puddle that depicts how wind and rain help spread malaria.

Refugees’ mental health must be dealt with

Many refugees are on the brink of developing serious mental illnesses. Bad things can happen if they are left to deal with traumas on their own.

Children feel unsafe in Norwegian asylum centres

They come seeking safety and protection, but some children and adolescents who have come to Norway in a quest for asylum feel unsafe, a recent survey shows.

Sweden thinks it can save the world in Paris – can it?

OPINION: Sweden believes its domestic policies are breaking the link between carbon emissions and economic growth. But can it persuade the rest of the world to adopt similar policies?

Highly educated teachers don’t translate into high student grades

Good grades in primary school and highly educated parents matter more than having highly educated teachers, according to a new study.

How do we receive unaccompanied asylum-seeking kids?

The guidelines can collide with reality, fear Swedish researchers.

Mathematician will regulate your emotions with music

A mathematical model will help users of online music services to find the music that best suits their mood.

Many Polish immigrants create a “little Poland” in Norway

Food, culture and friends from the home country persist. Many Polish parents are also sceptical of the Norwegian school system.

Could we predict crimes the way we predict weather?

Experts think we have enough data to be able to know where the next crime will happen before it actually does. But criminologists say that’s pure hype.

Ice Age hunters reveal new line of European ancestry

Scientists discover a new line of European ancestry in the Caucasus Mountains, which suggest that we are the result of a mixture between four groups.

Molenbeek: One of several Jihadi hotspots in Europe

OPINION: To call the Brussels suburb Molenbeek a terrorism capital is an exaggeration at best. Focusing on local socio-economic factors obscures European jihadism’s transnational nature.