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Politics

Too few funds, too much control. Astrophysicist lays into Danish research policy

Basic research has been under-prioritised and underfunded for a long time - and it may end up costing Denmark dearly, says Anja C. Andersen.

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Science

Wikipedia is a man – and he's a bit narrow-minded

According to a new master's thesis the online encyclopedia is not quite as democratic and objective as you might imagine. Women and people of other genders drown in a sea of biographical articles about men.

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Education

When you take notes you forge a deeper connection to your field

Why take notes? To remember, to understand or to become one with the subject matter? All three, in fact, according to a professor of educational sciences. And according to a handwriting expert, your note-taking techniques have their roots in Antiquity

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Science

Study: 1 out of 3 University of Copenhagen medical students infected with Covid-19

One out of every three medical students at the University of Copenhagen have been infected with the coronavirus. This is the surprising conclusion from a comprehensive study by two bachelor students.

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Academic life

Bachelor's project: Students sought out pedophiles to try and understand them

Two sociology students left their comfort zone and did fieldwork in an internet forum for pedophiles that is against the abuse of children.

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Science

It sweats milk and has glowing fur — the genome of the platypus has been sequenced

It has been called bizarre, iconic, unusual, mysterious and strange. Now the whole genome of the platypus has been sequenced. A scientist from the University of Copenhagen led the project.

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Science

Lab and Library — features by scientists 2013-2016

In our Lab and Library series, PhD students and Postdocs from the University of Copenhagen wrote in to share their stories about science and research. Here is an overview

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Science

They are twins. They are astrophysicists. And they agree on almost everything. Except God

Johan and Hans Uldall Fynbo both do research on the universe as professors of astrophysics at different universities. Their life trajectories have followed each other closely. But at one point they each took a different path: One believes in God, the other does not.

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Coronavirus

She was doing an autopsy on a mink. Then, suddenly, her whole field of research vanished

Two mink researchers at the University of Copenhagen are shocked by a process that not only discontinued all mink breeding in Denmark, but also the purpose of their whole research.

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Science

Black holes link up in strange ways

They can be much heavier than the scientists previously thought. And they move along unusual trajectories. The University Post went geek and dropped deep down into a black hole to understand what is going on.

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