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Birth control app invented by physicists gets EU approval

A mobile app is now officially certified as a contraceptive by a European regulatory body. Studies show it is as effective as the contraceptive pill.

Gamers solve problems faster than a computer

Humans routinely find better solutions to difficult quantum mechanical problems than computers, shows new research.

3D-printed organs give insights to complex anatomy

Inexpensive 3D-printers create detailed plastic models of organs and help scientists study complex anatomical structures.

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.