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Gay Swedes don’t flee rural communities

Researchers find more acceptance than expected for sexual diversity in rural areas.

Farm life is beneficial for pregnant women

Children living on farms have a reduced risk of developing allergies. Now researchers know more about why.

Cunning respiratory bacteria help each other survive

Swedish research reveals how bacteria supply each other with vital iron.

Children feast on sugar

It’s official: European children are consuming too much of the sweet stuff.

Catching Atlantic cod in green light

Using fish pots and green light, Swedish fishermen want to prevent seals from stealing their catch.

Swedish farmers have doubts about climatologists

Farmers rely more on their own experiences with changing weather than on climatologists who have no agricultural experience, according to Swedish research.

Teenage girls watch porn too

Girls appreciate porn just as much as boys do, a new Swedish study indicates.

Sports help victims of bullying

Boys who are bullied may avoid enduring mental health problems if they participate in sports activities, according to a large Nordic study.

Sea creatures are threatened by our medicines

Medication ingested by humans is taken up by algae and sea creatures. Entire ecosystems can be affected, according to a Swedish researcher.

A Darwinian approach to golf

Powerful computer models use a genetic programming system for making predictions with the help of a simulated natural selection. A Swedish researcher has used the technique to find the perfect way to swing a golf club.