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How Norwegians made sure criminals went to Hell

During the Middle Ages, people were deeply concerned about the fate of bad criminals: Not only was it necessary to punish them on Earth, but every effort had to be made to make certain they went to Hell.

Scientists: Europe is committed to Earth monitoring programs, even if the USA is not

Possible cuts to US climate and satellite programs have scientists on both sides of the Atlantic concerned. Europe is already talking a lead in the face of US uncertainty, but they should not be complacent, say scientists.

“Book a Scientist” scheme now open

The Danish Science Festival is nearly here and time is running out to “book a scientist.” If you are a group of at least 20 people living in Denmark, and would like to receive a free presentation or workshop from a scientist then be sure to book before April 3rd.

European Research Council turns ten: After success comes uncertainty

After ten successful years, the European Research Council is facing uncertainty over future funding, while comments by Donald Trump and events in Europe are adding additional stress.

What does the rise of Geert Wilders say about politicians in Europe?

Many observers thought Holland’s Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party might sweep the country’s recent elections, but he did not. Yet his popularity highlights how poorly politicians have addressed political unrest across Europe.

Do immigrants get better lives?

Does life improve for people after moving to another country? In this age of massive migrations, researchers are beginning to come up with answers.

Archaeologist: Excavate more before climate change destroys our cultural heritage

Climate change threatens archaeology in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. We should re-think how we preserve our buried cultural heritage, says archaeologist.

Power cuts seen when all pay their fair share of costs

Swedes waste more electricity when power costs are included in their rent.

Underachieving boys, or clever girls?

Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they mature.

ScienceNordic teams up with Science and Cocktails

Scientists from around the world are headed to Copenhagen this spring to talk about their newest discoveries. From gravity waves to stem cells and black holes, there is something for everyone.

High flames gave status to ancient funeral pyres

Funeral pyres were an important ritual for thousands of years in Denmark. The dead were paraded and the cremation was a spectacular show.

Pictures of hosts may be decisive in Airbnb bookings

Photos of your rental or good feedback from customers are not enough to seal the deal on Airbnb. One of the most decisive factors for potential customers is a nice picture of the person who is renting out their place.