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Pimples deserve more respect

Depressions and suicidal thoughts are twice as common among young people who are plagued with lots of pimples. This problem isn’t treated enough and should be taken more seriously, a new study suggests.

The great reindeer slaughter

Under a thin carpet of sparse mountain vegetation lie the remains of an extensive massacre of animals. The 700-year-old rubbish heaps contain hundreds of thousands of bones.

Why we still copy music illegally

Pirate copying is widespread because people do not back copyright laws. A new study shows why.

Open access working papers not good enough

Scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals receive four times as many citations as working papers in openly accessible archives.

We ignore food labels

Politicians and organisations may have too much faith in food labelling. We read the labels but we rarely register the message. If something is said to be extra healthy, we become suspicious, new Danish research suggests.

Violent knights feared posttraumatic stress

Knights in the Middle Ages were not the brutal and merciless killing machines depicted on film. New research draws a different picture of the medieval military elite.

Shellfish and plastic can save Viking ships

Many of the 1,000-year-old Viking treasures are pretty fragile. New conservation techniques are being tested that include the use of prawn and crab shells.

ODD symptoms in girls most often disputed

Teachers and parents of young elementary school children rarely concur on whether kids display symptoms of oppositional defiance disorder (ODD). They disagree most when the youngsters in question are girls.

Sport is good for integration

Sport can be a good way to integrate foreigners into society, new study finds.

Danish-Chinese research centre shows early promise

The Danish-Chinese university centre in Beijing is enjoying a flying start thanks to strong relations between the two countries – and the Chinese fascination with Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales.

Working in banks for free

Bank employees in Norway, Sweden and Ireland don’t make use of all their accrued comp time.

Viking research sails eastward

The Vikings’ relationship to Eastern Europe has been overlooked, but a new era in Viking research is underway, according to Norwegian Archaeologist.

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