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How Norwegians looked at sex offenders 100 years ago

Society's view on sex offenders wasn’t merciful. And if men were unemployed and vagrants to boot, they were regarded as particularly immoral.

Swedes uncover rich Cypriot graves

Here are gold necklaces, pearls and earrings as well as several hundred handsome ceramic vessels from the Bronze Age. The discovery testifies to a city which traded with much of its contemporary world.

Sex education is failing young people

A new study of sex education around the world shows that teenagers feel embarrassed, teachers are ill-prepared, and the course content is outdated and stereotyped.

Fossil DNA reveals new theory on colonisation of America

New theory: The first Americans could not have migrated via the ice-free corridor as most scientists believe.

Eight strategies behind successful brands

Why do some brands become bestsellers while others bite the dust? Top brands manage to strike a chord in in the public or gratify our “internal snob”.

Burnt cheese casts light on 3,000 year-old family drama

When someone in Bronze Age Denmark quickly disposed of a burnt pot, they unintentionally provided archaeologists with a unique find.

Immigrants embrace the Norwegian father’s quota

Men from Central and Southern Europe like the fact that the father’s quota is already negotiated and indisputable.

Guide to the classics: the Icelandic saga

Opinion: There has been a surge in interest of Icelandic literature, including the sagas. But how much do you really know about these literary classics?

The brain assigns symbolism to inanimate objects

Areas of the brain associated with social skills and language are activated when we relate to symbolic objects, like the national flag, shows new research.

How to get over your fear of spiders

Seeing what you fear the most between short intervals can trick the brain into being less frightened.

Older people think social media is superficial

Some elderly opt out of social media because they think its social conventions are cold and self-centered. Others enjoy seeing pictures of grandchildren and chatting with friends on Facebook.

New Viking graves discovered in Denmark

A new archaeological excavation in Denmark reveals the remains of graves and buildings that span the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Vikings, and right up to the Middle Ages.