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Published June 26, 2014 10:17 AM

Music is not notation. Music is about the body, about how we create and listen. But how do we listen to music nowadays? Are we about to forget what it means to really listen? Researchers fear that this is so.

Published Mar. 28, 2014 3:26 PM

The powerful Russian political elite restricts freedom of speech by using quasi-legal harassment. A typing error on a form can prevent an opposition politician from running for Office.

Published Feb. 13, 2014 11:11 AM

The analytical tool was developed to analyse how we move to music. Now, it may also provide answers to the risk of premature babies developing cerebral palsy.

Published Jan. 24, 2014 11:08 AM

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.

Published Dec. 5, 2013 12:40 PM

In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton analysis reveal more about the life of the poor more than a thousand years ago.

Published Aug. 23, 2013 9:51 AM

The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according to Anders Bettum, Egyptologist.

Published July 8, 2013 11:45 AM

Dioscorus of Aphrodito was the last poet of antiquity. Most likely, he was also involved in business with a monastery; this we can learn from a letter from the 6th century. The papyrus document belongs to the University of Oslo Library.

Published Apr. 22, 2013 11:21 AM

The quest for spirituality is a feature of contemporary society. But we no longer believe in the one true religion. We make up our own metaphysical pick and mix. Harry Potter is just such a mix.

Published Jan. 24, 2013 10:22 AM

In East Norwegian graves dating from the Roman period complete sets of tableware, both goblets and earthenware vessels for food, have been found. It demonstrates a new view of death, where the ritualised feasting culture of the elite is brought into the hereafter.