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Discoveries from 1,400-year-old ice surprise scientists

A fierce cold period struck the Northern Hemisphere in the years from 536 AD to the 660s AD with no real summers. It became known as the Fimbulvinter – The Terrible Winter – and worked its way into Norse folklore.

Red, white, and hot telephones: on hotlines and international diplomacy

The US and the Soviet Union had one. North and South Korea have just reopened theirs. Here’s a look at how hotlines have been used in modern diplomacy.

Sexual harassment is about masculine power

The #metoo campaign has shown that sexual harassment in the workplace is a large-scale societal problem. Now, researchers want to change focus from spicy stories to constructive debate on sexuality and power.

Elite sport: time to scrap the therapeutic exemption system of banned medicines

Scrapping the TUE system would be in the interests of athletes’ short and long-term health, say scientists.

The price of digital citizenship and the forfeit of autonomy

OPINION: What the commoditisation of user information could mean.

The economic effects of restricting immigration – lessons from US history

Clearly changes in immigration policy generate winners and losers. But perhaps not the winners and losers that the government might expect.

Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

“These are the runes we’ve been missing,” says archaeologist.

First Scandinavians came from north and south

Scandinavia has been a melting pot of cultures ever since the first people arrived after the last ice age, new DNA analyses show.

Swedish women less trusting of researchers

Norwegian women seem to trust researchers and research more than Norwegian men do. Next door in Sweden, it’s the opposite.

Can your child’s phone bring them closer to nature?

Our five-year project will find out how apps and technology change children’s experiences and knowledge of the great outdoors. And we need your help!

Digital knowledge is a poor substitute for learning in the real world

Today, children spend more time learning in front of a screen than they do outdoors. But does this harm their understanding of the real world and physical mechanisms?

Dogs and cats are big business in Sweden

Just how many jobs do pets — and their loving owners — actually create? Swedish researchers have now provided some numbers to answer that exact question.

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