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Not cycling – even if the boss were to pay

Employers cannot expect much success with initiatives to get staff to ride bicycles to work. But better and safer roads might do the trick.

Children in rural areas less affected by parental background

Parents' educational levels are important for children's grades and educational choices. But in rural Norway it seems to mean less.

Were the Vikings scared of volcanoes?

New Danish research suggests that the Icelandic Vikings were far less relaxed about volcanoes than previously believed.

Older police officers struggle with proper arrest technique

The oldest police officers do not have the necessary skills when it comes to making physical arrests. They resort to using baton and pepper spray instead.

"I write history in the form of a detective novel"

What's important to keep in mind when you communicate your science? A Q&A with Professor Londa Schiebinger who specializes in the history of science.

Enthusiasts are vital for local communities

Committed people with a passion for a cause can be worth their weight in gold for local communities. But local authorities and fellow community members can crush their magnanimous spirit, causing them to give up.

How bosses can shed prejudice

Companies risk letting the best job applicants pass by when they pigeonhole them through bias. But there are methods for escaping such mental straitjackets.

High schoolers get to mingle with world-leading researchers

High school students will play an important role at the EuroScience Open Forum's science conference in Copenhagen on 21-26 June. Their tasks are to engage themselves in the latest scientific discoveries and keep the science debate alive.

How to ask the right questions

We ask questions all the time but rarely do we stop to think about how we’re asking.

Cultivating TV aesthetics

The most discerning TV buffs, or “telephiles”, watch TV series in their own special way.

Volunteer at Europe's largest science festival

ESOF2014 is currently looking for both Danish and English speaking volunteers for both the festival and the conference.

Good science communication depends on good judgement

Philosopher Vincent F. Hendricks explains the rewards and dangers of science communication. A Q&A.