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Women and children aren’t saved first

It’s a myth that seamen give women and children priority when ships are sinking. Women have much less chance of surviving and children are even worse off.

High-tech antifouling paint

A new antifouling paint for boat hulls is optimal against barnacle and algae growth as well as eco-friendly says the Swedish scientists who developed it.

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.