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Migrants found off the coast near Dover being brought to safety on a royal lifeboat after hundreds attempted Channel crossings in August 2020. Andy Rain/EPA

‘Welcoming’ European welfare states are forcing refugees through mazes of harmful rules

For many fleeing their home countries, destinations in northern Europe were the ultimate goal. But what happened when they got there?
Mink can be readily infected with SARS-CoV-2 and then pass the virus to humans. (Shutterstock)

The mink link: How COVID-19 mutations in animals affect human health and vaccine effectiveness

In the disturbing scenario of human-to-mink-to-human COVID-19 transmission, the virus may mutate in mink prior to re-infecting people. That possibility makes vaccine design even more crucial.
A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus

From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
Dr Gildas Hounmanou with his colleagues at the University of Copenhagen. Hounmanou, from Benin, studied in Denmark. Danida Fellowship Centre/Vibeke Quaade

What African scholars think of studying in Denmark

Global research funding, such as that offered by Denmark's government, can open doors for African researchers to study abroad and then take their skills home.
Not sure if you’re paying the right price for your tree? The Hotelling equation modified by Faustmann can help. Aleksandra Suzi/Shutterstock

The amazing growth of the Christmas tree

A Protestant tradition with pagan roots, the Christmas tree is now a global phenomenon. It also reveals much about market economics, so let's climb on the sleigh and take a ride around this holiday item…
Skat was the name of the Danish tax agency. It’s also a term of affection. Shutterstock

Tax: in Denmark it is a term of affection

Other countries seem happy to pay more tax than we do, and they are among the world's top performers.

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