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Dyslexia linked to impulsiveness among criminals

Researchers have chalked up a pioneer discovery clearly linking dyslexia and high levels of impulsivity in a group of adults − men convicted of felonies.

Berlusconi would never win a Danish election

In Denmark, religion plays a very special role. That’s why someone like Silvio Berlusconi would never be as successful in Denmark as he has been in Italy.

Medieval copper smelter find is Norway's oldest

Medieval copper production in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated, a new archaeological find suggests

Your muscles determine your vote

Men with big muscles try harder to get their hands on tax money or to hold on to their own income, while physically weak men shy away from such conflicts, new study suggests.

Climate debate is based on religion

Religion plays a major part in the climate debate, for instance in our fight to preserve endangered species that have no practical use to humans, argues theologian in a new book.

Different tactics in the battle against sex work and drugs

Neither sex work nor drug use can be stopped -- the best authorities can do is reduce or limit both practices. That's the conclusion of a new study which looked at contrasting approaches in Sweden and the Netherlands.

The media world will suffer even more

The past decade hasn’t been kind to the media world, with regular mass firings of media staff and online media struggling to gain a foothold. Things will only get worse, and that’s a threat to the informed citizen.

Debt crisis is caused by corruption

There is a close link between the current EU debt crisis and the extensive corruption taking place in several southern European countries, according to new research on corruption.

Men are better at multitasking

Everyone says that women are better at doing several things simultaneously. Swedish researchers put it to the test.

Money won’t buy freedom from social inheritance

Children of social security recipients go on the dole; children of high school teachers go to university. But giving more money to socially disadvantaged families is not the solution.

Alcohol behind Finland's high homicide rate

There are twice as many murders in Finland as in Sweden, and most of the Finnish perpetrators were drunk. But there are fewer victims of organised crime in Finland than in Sweden and the Netherlands.

Increased divorce rates are linked to the welfare state

Swedish research places the soaring divorce rates in recent decades on the shoulders of equal rights and social justice.

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