Genetic ancestry tests may sound like a bit of fun, but in an era marked by increasing xenophobia, it’s important to be aware of the interplay between genetics and ideas of race.
The Arctic is particularly vulnerable to climate change, but efforts to tackle it risk alienating the people who live there.
Fertility is higher in Northern Europe than in Southern Europe. To understand, let’s take a look at family policies, equality between women and men and the economic context.
Critics say older people are being put at risk by the relaxed approach to social distancing. But they seem to be the most in favour of it, according to a new survey.
Go on – you know you love a police procedural. Here are some of the best on offer.
The Viking world was as much populated by missionary kings, bishops and saints as it was by raiders, gods and giants.
The USA has a long colonial history – as does Denmark. The USA has even tried to buy Greenland before. But this time, Greenland isn’t Denmark’s to sell.
Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
Scandinavian welfare states have made it easier for women to reconcile family and career. What’s odd is that Anglophone nations aren’t far behind.
DNA found in chewing gum from 10,000 years ago is helping scientists learn about prehistoric humans.
Statistics Canada has been tone-deaf in its push for the financial data of Canadians from banks, but that data is essential to forming good public policy.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
All households have received a leaflet advising them to prepare for crisis or war. But it’s not really clear why.
The Vikings have become synonymous with voyages and violence, but a new exhibition at the Melbourne Museum demonstrates their domestic and spiritual side.
As immigration novices, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have actively been searching for inspiration and new solutions abroad. Canada is providing some critical inspiration.
Donald Trump wants the US to take more immigrants from ‘countries like Norway’. But how do ‘countries like Norway’ treat their own immigrants?
Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations, making its first inhabitants more genetically diverse and adapted to harsh climates than those in the rest of Europe.
Jo Nesbø’s bleak thriller featuring troubled hero Harry Hole, rings the changes in a genre recently dominated by female protagonists.
The company has made the world flat (packed).
This problem masks a greater threat to the welfare state than it first appears.