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Potential Vikings site in North America spotted from space

Vikings first came to North America a thousand years ago, according to historians.

'Medieval Warm Period' was not global, shows study

'Medieval Warm Period' was not global, shows study

The native Inuit remained, but Europeans did not re-inhabit Greenland until the 1700s.

British scientists hunt for Viking traces in Norman DNA

British scientists hunt for Viking traces in Norman DNA

British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy in northern France in search of Viking heritage, but the project has raised concerns amongst some local anti-racism activists.

Vikings used medieval compass for navigation even after sunset

New interpretations of a medieval compass suggest that the Vikings may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.

NFL: Five coaches fired after failing to reach playoffs

The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired their coaches Monday after enduring miserable NFL seasons, joining the Cleveland Browns in seeking new direction in 2014.

Vikings were more social than savage

Vikings - who gave birth to legendary tales of brutal warfare and conquest - were in fact a more civilised society than previously believed, a new study has found.

Economic, identity issues `may have driven Vikings out of Greenland`

Economic and identity issues, rather than starvation and disease, drove Viking descendent out of Greenland back to their ancestral homes in the 15th century, researchers say.

`Oxford skeletons may belong to Viking raiders`

Thirty-seven skeletons found in a mass burial site in the grounds of St John`s College may be that of Viking raiders who were captured and then executed.