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Myths and Mythology

“Yeti” samples are actually from bears

DNA analyses of nine “Yeti” samples of bone, hair, and faeces, originate from bears. But is it conclusive proof that the Yeti does not exist?

The Scientist’s Guide to Christmas: Part II

How often can we expect a white Christmas in the future? Do women buy better presents than men? ScienceNordic have answers for these and other Christmas-related mysteries.

The Scientist’s Guide to Christmas

How do reindeers fly? Why does Santa not burn up when travelling at such high-speeds? ScienceNordic have answers for these and other Christmas-related mysteries.

All religions will come together in new research project

Better overview of all faiths is needed before we can understand what religion means for the development of society, say researchers behind world religion database.

Roman drunkard found on Danish island

A new archaeological find on the Danish island of Falster can be traced back to the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.

Were the Vikings scared of volcanoes?

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

Dreaming of Valhalla

What does Norse mythology say about the creation of the world? Can ancient tales answer the questions of today? A new tablet application called “Dreams of Valhalla” offers everything you ever wanted to know about Norse myths and their gods and goddesses.

Weird diagnoses kept Greenlanders in check

Arctic hysteria and kayak dizziness were once used as diagnoses to bolster the image of Greenlanders as an ‘inferior’ indigenous people.

21 December 2012: time for another doomsday

OPINION: It’s doomsday time again. This time it’s 21 December 2012 – and it even falls on a Friday.

Does shaving make you hairier?

A scientist shoots down a shaving myth while wiping out a waxing myth.