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Industry bellwether SKF recovers to turn profit
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Industry bellwether SKF recovers to turn profit

After a drab end to 2013, Swedish ballbearing makers SKF anew posted a profit in its first quarter review. It could spell good news for the manufacturing industry worldwide. READ () »

Swedes replace credit cards with hand swipe
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Swedes replace credit cards with hand swipe

More than a thousand Swedish shoppers have signed up to make payments with a swipe of their hand, paying at machines in Lund that scan the unique pattern of their veins. READ () »

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'Blondes have more brains': Swedish study
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'Blondes have more brains': Swedish study

Researchers in central Sweden have found evidence that people with blonde hair, especially women, outperform non-blondes in both IQ and spatial awareness tests. The lead scientist now faces an official probe. READ () »

Spotify set to be challenged on home turf
The Deezer and Spotify apps on display in the Google App store. Photo: Google store screenshot

Spotify set to be challenged on home turf

Swedish music giant Spotify is facing a battle for supremacy on home soil after French streaming company Deezer entered the market along with Google, while Apple have been mooted to follow. READ () »

 Reactor rooftop intrusion cost 25-30 million kronor
Greenpeace activists on top of an Oskarshamn reactor. Screengrab: Greenpeace

Reactor rooftop intrusion cost 25-30 million kronor

A large-scale break and entry by Greenpeace activists at the Oskarshamn nuclear power station in the south of Sweden in early March cost between 25-30 million kronor, according to plant operator OKG. READ () »

Swedes tie HIV risk to domestic violence
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Swedes tie HIV risk to domestic violence

A Swedish research duo has found that wives who are beaten by their husbands are up to 15 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than women who do not suffer domestic violence. READ () »

Sweden braces for spring-time snow storm
Best to leave the bikes at home. Photo: The Local

Sweden braces for spring-time snow storm

Sweden's weather agency SMHI has issued a class one warning for a snow storm set to wallop most of Sweden on Wednesday. READ () »

Swedes find way to catch pancreatic cancer faster

Swedes find way to catch pancreatic cancer faster

Swedish researchers announced on Tuesday that they have found a new way to diagnose pancreatic cancer much earlier than currently possible, a development they hope will boost survival rates. READ () »

Spinach extract could be key to reducing obesity
Could spinach hold the key to stopping hunger pangs? Photo: Daniella Segura/Flickr

Spinach extract could be key to reducing obesity

A Swedish scientist revealed on Monday that a natural compound in spinach prevents food cravings and could be a key factor in reducing obesity. READ () »

Facebook to open new 'green' Swedish hub

Facebook to open new 'green' Swedish hub

Facebook, the world's largest social network, has announced plans to expand its Swedish data centre, which it describes as "one of the greenest, most cutting-edge facilities" in the world. READ () »

Sweden braces for year's first real sunshine

Sweden braces for year's first real sunshine

After a mild winter across the country, Sweden can expect the first real spring weather to take hold over the weekend, with temperatures in Stockholm set for double figures. READ () »

Reactor rooftop intrusion 'no threat': Sweden
Greenpeace activists on top of an Oskarshamn reactor. Screengrab: Greenpeace

Reactor rooftop intrusion 'no threat': Sweden

Swedish nuclear energy authorities said Wednesday morning's large-scale break and entry by Greenpeace activists had not threatened the reactors at Oskarshamn in the country's south. READ () »

Four Swedes with womb transplants get embryos
The embryos - produced by in-vitro fertilization - were transferred into the transplanted wombs during the past month. Photo: AP

Four Swedes with womb transplants get embryos

In a cutting-edge bid to fall pregnant, four Swedish women with transplanted uteruses have been implanted with test-tube embryos, researchers announced on Monday. READ () »

Swedish kids concerned over 'paedo' phone app

Swedish kids concerned over 'paedo' phone app

A number of Swedish children have expressed alarm this week following a (false) rumour that a popular telephone app may have been hacked by a preying paedophile. READ () »

Swedish man ruled legal father of unwanted twins
A vintage image of twins. File photo: Beverly & Pack/Flickr

Swedish man ruled legal father of unwanted twins

A Malmö court has ruled that a man is the legal father of twins, conceived "against his wishes" when his wife lied to the fertility clinic abroad. READ () »

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28 October 15:16

The Green Growth Group Summit »

"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

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