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Plastic additive can slow down sperm cells

As traces of the organic chemical DEHP increased, the swimming abilities of sperms decreased.

Can high blood sugar lead to dementia?

A Swedish study indicates that type 2 diabetics who fail to control their blood sugar levels properly run a higher risk of developing dementia. A Norwegian scientist thinks the Swedes might be jumping the gun.

Scientists are "teaching" plants to use insects as a natural defence

Rebreeding crops to attract and reward certain insects will boost their natural defences and cut the use of pesticides, suggest scientists.

Antioxidants doubled spread of cancer in mice and human cells

Scientific opinion on antioxidants shifts, as the ‘anticancer’ wonder turns out to be doing more harm than good.

Information cuts metro crowding

Often there might be enough room for everyone but passengers just don’t know it. So a little more information could make subway rides comfortable.

Swedish lizards are thriving under rising temperatures

A northern species of lizards are bucking global trends when it comes to climate change. New research shows that they can adapt quickly by laying their eggs earlier.

This is how we motivate people to tackle climate change

Psychologists have a new way to make people act on climate change, regardless if they do not accept the underlying science.

Granny’s smoking increases grandchildren’s risk of asthma

Children may have a forty per cent higher chance of developing asthma if their grandmother smoked whilst pregnant.

Female gamers risk weight gains

Young women who play computer games an hour or more per day have a higher chance of getting fat than ones who don’t. The Swedish study oddly found no comparable results among male gamers.

Archaeological discovery in Sweden reveals site of Stone Age rituals

Archaeologists unearth a 9,000-year-old ritual site in a Swedish cave on an island with a long history of superstition and witchcraft.