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Dressed up with jewellery stolen in Viking raids

We might not consider it bling, but to the Viking-age woman who wore a fitting from a horse’s harness, it was an exotic piece of jewellery. Never mind that it was stolen from the British Isles during a Viking raid.

Researchers turned this garage into an attractive, energy-efficient house

Combining old and new to achieve reduced energy consumption, a better living environment and architectural success. It’s definitely possible and researchers will show you how.

Declining lung function in menopausal women

Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years.

How young people with disorders become more independent

Tablets and smartphones help children and young people with various disorders to become more independent.

Researchers find possible cure for social anxiety disorders

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now researchers believe they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.

Quantum Computing and why we need to replace the Internet

Quantum computers will make today's internet insecure. Therefore, we should consider replacing the current infrastructure now according to Dr. Vadim Makarov.

What this coin can tell us about ancient politics

Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.

Parents with disabled children report different experiences with support services

Little access to information about the support services available could affect who gets help and who doesn't.

The names of Tolkien's universe explained

The works of J.R.R. Tolkien are an excellent introduction to Old English and other historic languages, according to a researcher.

Should you be using Facebook for health information?

"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.
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