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Obesity risks for only children

An only child runs a 50 percent greater risk of becoming overweight than children with siblings, a new European study shows.

Working in the line of fire

Far from being risk seekers, firefighters feel their work isn't particularly risky. But relations between team members are regarded as crucial.

Reporting sex crimes improves health

The majority of those who report incest and abuse to the police feel they made the right decision. Pressing charges bolsters health and leads to more freedom to get on with their lives.

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.