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Adolescents with ADHD tackle daily lives well but struggle at school

A small Swedish study shows that school is where students experience their ADHD as a problem.

Better sleep without tonsils

Surgery can provide promising results for sleep apnoea, according to a Swedish study. But a chief physician says such surgery only works for some patients and the effect declines rapidly.

Wild bees lose the fight for flowers

A new study confirms what researchers have thought for some time: Honeybees out-compete wild bees and bumblebees.

Rare aggressive skin cancer on the rise

Cases of the aggressive skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) have nearly doubled in the past 20 years in Sweden.

Gay beetles get fertile sisters

Beetle study explains why same-sex sexual behaviours may be good for evolution.

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.