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2011-08-24 10:40:05

  Denmark - along with Greenland and the Faroe Islands, part of the Kingdom of Denmark - is looking to put itself on a collision course with four other nations, the United States, Russia, Norway, and Canada. All five countries are trying to lay claim to the Arctic Seabed, including the area around the North Pole. The document, called the Joint Arctic Strategy for 2011-2020 of the Kingdom of Denmark, was signed by Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen, Prime Minister of the Faroe...

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2011-08-22 13:46:15

Current called North Icelandic Jet contributes to key component of ocean circulation If you'd like to cool off fast in hot summer weather, take a dip in a newly discovered ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ). You'd need to be far, far below the sea's surface near Iceland, however, to reach it. Scientists have confirmed the presence of the NIJ, a deep-ocean circulation system off Iceland. It could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change. The...

2011-06-23 07:34:00

OSLO, Norway, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In Scandinavia, music streaming has already become mainstream, and revenues are increasing at a brisk pace. New research reveals willingness to pay for such a service is at its peak amongst the future generation. Half of those under 30 have also disposed of their CD-collection, and stopped downloading illegally. The figures derive from a survey conducted by Norstat on behalf of music streaming service WiMP, in Norway, Denmark...

2011-03-11 00:00:29

A panel of three experts on Nordic innovation will provide insights into the region's innovative strategies and leadership via a series of teleseminar interviews. The first conversation is Tuesday, March 15 at 9 AM PDT, Noon EDT, 1700 CET. (In Asia, March 16.) Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 Nordic innovation has recently been praised in the international business press, at the 2011 Davos Conference, in the European Union, and even by President Obama. The Nordic nations - Denmark,...

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2010-09-29 14:44:24

Many researchers have studied the relationship between the increase in sales of new antidepressants in recent decades and a simultaneous decline in the suicide rate. In a study based on figures from the Nordic countries, researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health found no evidence that increased sales of the new medicines could be linked to a lower suicide rate. The researchers also did not find any relationship between reduced sales of the older and more toxic antidepressants...

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2010-02-10 15:35:00

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have become the first to reconstruct the nuclear genome of an extinct human being. It is the first time an ancient genome has been reconstructed in detail. The innovative technique can be applied to museum materials and ancient remains found in nature and can help reconstructing human phenotypic traits of extinct cultures from where only limited remains have been recovered. It also allows for finding those contemporary populations most closely...

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2009-09-17 12:35:00

A new study released on Wednesday showed the Greenland icesheet responded to global warming over the past 10,000 years more quickly than thought, AFP reported. The report suggests that as a result, a medium-sized temperature increase this century could cause the continent-sized ice block to start melting at an alarming rate. The study warns that it is entirely possible that a future temperature increase of a few degrees Celsius in Greenland will result in a icesheet mass loss and contribution...


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Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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