energy
Denmark’s Monster Wind Turbine Just Smashed the 24-Hour Record For Energy Production

A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 tonne blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of energy over a span of 24 hours. That’s enough to power an average American household for twenty years. Read More >>

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Seeing the Aurora Borealis’ Reflection on Water is So Cool

I was going to say my New Year’s resolution (and everyone who’s able) should be to see the Northern Lights in person, but I’m not sure seeing them with my own eyes can actually top the electric timelapses and stunning low light photography of them. This one by AD Photography shows the Aurora Borealis from Denmark and the orgy of dancing colours in the sky is just gorgeous. Seeing it bounce off the lake might be even better. Read More >>

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This Video Explains What Happens When Nice Countries Fight

While the rest of the world engages in hostile warfare over disputed territory, Canada and Greenland are using a rather more polite method of asserting their claims over a Hans Island, an island between Canada and Greenland (a Danish territory) that both want to claim. Read More >>

history
Archaeologists Baffled By 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered in Denmark

Finding gold in Boeslunde, Denmark, is no huge surprise. It’s known as an area where Bronze Age gold offering are often uncovered, as curators there are explaining this month. But a recent discovery has surprised and baffled archaeologists: 2,000 tiny gold spirals. It’s a “golden enigma”. Read More >>

power
Denmark’s Wind Energy Output Just Exceeded National Demand

When it comes to renewable energy, Denmark is officially kicking ass. Yesterday, Denmark’s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, allowing the country to export power to Norway, German, and Sweden. According to The Guardian, that figure had risen to 140% by early Friday morning. Read More >>

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Denmark Just Set a Major World Record for Wind Energy 

There's been plenty of criticism of wind power over the past few years, as adoption grows and potential side effects emerge. That hasn't stopped energy progressive Denmark, which set a world record by generating a huge 39 per cent of its electricity via wind in 2014. Read More >>

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Denmark is the Latest Country to Claim the North Pole as its Own

Although you might think that the North Pole is nothing but a barren wilderness populated only by polar bears and Santa, a large number of countries are getting surprisingly bitchy about who owns it — mostly because of the oil underneath. Today, Denmark added its name to the list. Read More >>

piracy
Pirate Bay Founder Guilty of Hacking in Danish Trial

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the Swedish co-founder of The Pirate Bay, has been found guilty of hacking by a Danish court in the latest of a fairly long line of legal problems for him. Read More >>

environment
What it Takes to Transport 112 Tonnes of Arctic Ice Over 2,000 Miles

You've seen the pictures. The time lapses of glaciers shrinking into patchworks of white, the videos of ice crumbling into the ocean. But the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson wants you to really see how quickly the ice is melting—and to do so, he and a Greenlandic geologist fished 112 tonnes of ice out of a Greenland fjord and shipped it to Copenhagen. Read More >>

architecture
This Waste-Incineration Power Plant Glows Like it’s on Fire

Power plants that burn rubbish for energy are not places where you expect to find beauty. Usually utilitarian in design, they're often relegated to the middle of some industrial wasteland. But Denmark, a leader in incinerating waste for energy, has taken the opposite tack, commissioning big, beautiful power plants designed by hotshot architects. Read More >>

art
See an Entire Muddy River Bed Transplanted Inside an Art Museum

If you've ever been to the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, you know it's one of the most dramatic museum locations around: perched on a rocky cliff above Øresund, looking out over the ocean, it's easy to find yourself staring out to sea instead of at the art. Now, Olafur Eliasson has brought the landscape inside the museum. Read More >>

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Lego’s Amazing New HQ is Finally Underway (and You Can Build Your Own)

Lego maniacs have another pilgrimage destination to add to their list: the brand's new "experience centre" broke ground in Billund, Denmark yesterday. As you'd expect, the building itself looks like it's constructed from piles of Lego. And thanks to a new Lego Architecture kit, you can start building your own version at home today. Read More >>

design
A Plan to Turn Your Multi-Storey Car Park Into Your Local Playground

Multi-storey car parks may be a necessity for any dense urban centre, but that doesn't mean they have to be a necessary eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon—by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds. Read More >>