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Lone wolves are overrated

So-called lone wolves, criminals who operate alone, are not as crafty and well-organised as we might think, according to a Swedish expert.

Turns water into oxygen at the speed of photosynthesis

Researchers have managed to construct a molecular catalyzer that can oxidize water to oxygen very rapidly. This could lead to more efficient solutions for converting and storing solar energy.

Skull on a stake reveals unknown rituals

A discovery in a peat marsh in Sweden reveals unknown rituals from the Stone Age. Poles with human heads on them had been planted in a pile of rocks in the peat, which was then a pond.

Political drama in occupied Denmark

When German occupants met Danish nazis after the occupation of Denmark in WW2, there was little harmony, but political opposition.

Nanoparticles impact fish through the food chain

Nanoparticles can pass right through the ecosystem and harm fish at the top of the food chain.

Fight asthma with fish

Children who start eating fish before the age of nine months are half as likely to develop asthma as ones who don’t.

BPA can harm infant brains

The industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is used to make plastics, can impair brain development in newborn mice. The damage can last a lifetime.

Ice makes snow white, blue, and creaky

It falls every year, but did you know that snow is ice? Ice expert Christer Jonasson from Sweden, explains the properties of the white flakes.

Researchers get to the bottom with the ship

After 20 years of searching, divers are happy they’ve found what is thought to be the warship Mars, which went down in 1564, just off the island of Öland in the Baltic. Now it’s up to Sweden’s researchers to make the most of the history preserved at the bottom of the sea.

Better skiing without wax

Skiing is a popular sport in the Nordic countries. Research now shows that you get better glide without wax. This is a controversial finding.