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Coverage of Norwegian terrorist trial can be fatiguing

Anders Behring Breivik’s trial is receiving massive media coverage. Journalistic ethics could be put to test by pressure for a constant stream of breaking news.

Critical of the fashion industry

Nordic fashion researchers are concerned about more than materials, styles and techniques. They are also critical of the industry, according to a new book on fashion research.

Secret pay to clergy during WWII

A secret underground system was established during WWII to channel money to pastors who wouldn't work for the Nazis.

Web rebels – old wine in new bottles

Wikileaks and the hackers group Anonymous are the talk of the town: political web rebels are a new phenomenon. However, there's nothing new about their tactics.

Violent computer games cleared by researchers

New Swedish study breaks with previous research on the link between computer games and violence. It turns out that success in the games requires cooperation and patience.

Women smell better than men

There are large differences between women’s and men’s sensory perception. But we still know too little about how differences between the sexes affect research results.

How to get a top executive talking

Sociologists used to focus their research mainly on people in need. But now they’re increasingly directing their studies at the elite, and that presents them with new interviewing challenges.

Skull on a stake reveals unknown rituals

A discovery in a peat marsh in Sweden reveals unknown rituals from the Stone Age. Poles with human heads on them had been planted in a pile of rocks in the peat, which was then a pond.

Police learn how to shoot in cyberspace

The firearms training simulator, with a bit of personality and experience, can help police recruits learn how to handle critical situations.

The cost of changing your mind

People tend to be less satisfied with a decision if they arrived at it after changing their minds – even if the outcome is the same.

Passion for science begins with inquiry

Inquiry-based learning can stimulate greater student interest in science and scientific careers. A team of researchers has been working on implementing such teaching methods in schools across Europe.

Your computer knows what you’re thinking

Commercial companies intercept and read your emails, so they can send you adverts that exactly match your profile and wants. But this doesn’t work – it’s ineffective, says informatics expert.