Fresh water found in the Norwegian Sea. How cool is that?
"...flyskam, the new Swedish term for being ashamed to fly because of climate concerns."
I've seen this spelled as flygskam, too.
More about this term:
From the Guardian: "The 350 residents of Sommarøy in the land of the midnight sun are hoping to free themselves from the tyranny of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian island the world’s first time-free zone."
Bunads turn into battle gear
"Regional Norwegian costumes known as a bunad have long been a symbol of national pride and identity, and worn on special or formal occasions. In recent weeks, however, they’ve suddenly become a symbol of protest by women battling to preserve local health care services and maternity wards."
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA
Extremely rare baby boot from Middle Ages found in Switzerland
Archaeologists in the Swiss canton of Jura have unearthed a stunning fragment of a baby boot dating from the second half of the 14th century.
Killer Rabbits in Medieval Manuscripts: Why So Many Drawings in the Margins Depict Bunnies Going Bad
Inland Icelanders Burned Whale Bones for Warmth
"An archaeological find shows that whale bones were sometimes imported inland to use as fuel."
Norway finds another Viking ship
Viking homes were stranger than fiction: portals to the dead, magical artefacts and ‘slaves’ - HeritageDaily
The Memoirs of Catherine The Great
"Catherine II ruled Russia for many years. She also wrote her own memoirs, in a time when such writing was considered inappropriate for a monarch."
Oooh, you'll like this article. From the Atlantic: The Lab Discovering DNA in Old Books
ScienceDaily article: Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia.
From the summary: "In this case, the absence of direct human activity on the landscape may be the cause of the extinctions, according to an anthropologist."
A farmer in Norway seems to have a Viking ship "just below the topsoil" in his field.