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Finding answers on a pilgrims’ trail

Pilgrims who follow a popular route in northwest Spain are often searching for something. Many find the same answers.

Pupils don’t know what is expected of them

Ninth-graders are terribly worried about having their school performance assessed. But according to a recent doctoral thesis, the kids don’t understand how evaluations are made and what they could possibly do to improve their standings.

What secrets are hiding in these runes?

A Swedish researcher offers a new interpretation of the runes on the spectacular Rök runestone. “The stone is one of our biggest enigmas,” says a Norwegian runologist.

How are elderly hit by early weed use?

Researchers have kept track of 45,000 Swedish males for 40 years.

Ravens can be as clever as chimps

A Swedish study shows that corvids – birds of or resembling the crow family – can be just as smart at certain tasks as chimpanzees, even though their brains are very much smaller.

Teens are posting unhealthy food on Instagram

Only 22 percent of their pictures display fruits or vegetables.

Ugandan anti-gay laws have not curbed homosexuality

Uganda has proportionately as many homosexuals as other countries, despite the threat of death sentences.

Scientist: No evidence of extreme drought and floods in the twentieth century

Climate records show no evidence of increasing extremes in wet-dry climate in the twentieth century that is projected by current climate models, shows new study.

Swedish police and emergency personnel feel poorly prepared for terrorist attacks

A terrorist attack is a heart-breaking tragedy, but for police, fire and emergency medical personnel, it is also a highly complex and demanding situation requiring special skills and coordination of services.

Risks among refugees include schizophrenia

Refugees in Sweden run three times more risk of developing schizophrenia than persons born in Sweden.