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AWARD 17/11 2017

Innovation and togetherness challenge prejudice about studying law

This year, the association ‘Foreningen Argument’ receives the University's Study Environment Award for its efforts to develop the study environment at the Faculty of Law. Part of the association’s recipe is focus on societal perspectives and on a sense of community across research and education.

Cycling 01/11 2017

Riding the bike to work is just as effective as leisure time exercise

A new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows that inactive, overweight people can lose fat mass just as effectively by riding the bike to work than by exercising in their leisure time. It is a time-effective solution if you want to be physically active, but lead a busy everyday life, the researchers say.

egyptology 10/11 2017

Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper

Recent X-ray analyses of 2,000-year-old papyri fragments show that black ink - that was assumed primarily carbon-based - used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper. Such new knowledge can be useful for conservation purposes and help museums and collections make the right decisions regarding conservation and storage of papyri.

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES 17/10 2017

Neutron star smash shakes universe

Scientists have captured gravitational waves as well as light, from two neutron stars that orbited each other ever closer to eventually collide. The groundbreaking observation begins a new era in astronomy, and is important for understanding how heavy elements like gold, platinum and uranium are formed.

Ancient genomes 07/10 2017

Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding

Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found.

PLANTS 12/10 2017

New Plant Science Centre is inaugurated

The large-scale research initiative Copenhagen Plant Science Centre will ensure Danish plant research a place in the international league of plant sciences.

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