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Finland, the new lithium powerhouse?

Lithium is in high demand all over the world. Now mining for the valuable metal is about to start in Finland.

How music touches the brain

New method reveals how different musical features activate emotional, motor and creative areas of the brain.

Nudity sparks the brain

The naked truth: our brains process nude pictures more efficiently than pictures of clothed people, new Finnish study reveals.

Bone density project sheds new light on risks

Low bone density may significantly increase the risk of fracture in women as young as 50, new research reveals. Previous studies suggested that this only applied to older people.

What’s it like to be a bee?

Information obtained from the tiny brain of a fly, cockroach or bee can be applied to studying the far more complex information processing mechanisms found in humans.

Mobile apps could save children’s lives

The mobile phone is now being developed into a weapon in the fight against child mortality.

Making plastic out of carbon dioxide

Finnish scientists are using carbon dioxide to create plastic coating for food packaging. They claim that foods would have a longer shelf-life with the new material than with traditional packaging film.

Simulation models to determine health of skeletal system

Researchers in Finland are using technical simulation models to simulate the functions of the human body. The method could help in the optimisation of exercise equipment for bones in the hip area.

Gigantic multitouch displays become microscopes

Finnish researchers have created an entirely new way of performing microscopy: a large-screen multitouch digital microscope that makes today’s tablet computers look like postage stamps.