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Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'
Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

British-American researcher John O'Keefe won the Nobel Medicine Prize with May-Britt and Edvard Moser, for discovering an "inner GPS" that helps the brain navigate.

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'
Thomas Sudhof  receives his Nobel Prize in Medicine from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf during the 2013 Nobel Prize award ceremony. ©Reuters
Scientists sound alarm over long wait for Nobel prize

Awarding Nobels decades after the original scientific discovery could lead to the coveted prize becoming irrelevant.

Scientists sound alarm over long wait for Nobel prize
Woman has baby after womb transplant in world first: Lancet
Woman has baby after womb transplant in world first: Lancet

A 36-year-old Swede has become the world's first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant.

Woman has baby after womb transplant in world first: Lancet
Sweden's strong economy unlikely to save government
Sweden's strong economy unlikely to save government

Sweden under Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has enjoyed a dynamic job market, sustained growth and low public debt .

Sweden's strong economy unlikely to save government
Sweden school 'crisis' looms large over election
Sweden school 'crisis' looms large over election

Swedish schools have become a political battleground September 14 elections as a debate intensifies over falling school results.

Sweden school 'crisis' looms large over election
DJ Avicii.  ©Reuters
Swedish DJ Avicii calls off shows due to health

Acclaimed Swedish DJ Avicii called off all his remaining shows for health reasons after undergoing surgery earlier this year.

Swedish DJ Avicii calls off shows due to health
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome.

Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study
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Kazakhstan chess teams wins first two rounds of World Chess Olympiad

Kazakhstan Men's chess team has defeated the Swedish team in the second round of the World Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.

Kazakhstan chess teams wins first two rounds of World Chess Olympiad
©Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year

Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".

Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year
De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria peace mediator
De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria peace mediator

Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura will be the new UN mediator for Syria, taking on the Herculean task of finding a political solution to the devastating civil war, diplomats say.

De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria peace mediator
Bike ride in support of 2022 Winter Olympics in Almaty
Bike ride in support of 2022 Winter Olympics in Almaty

A bike ride will take place in support of Almaty’s application to host Winter Olympics in 2022.

Bike ride in support of 2022 Winter Olympics in Almaty
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Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria

Five aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who were kidnapped in Syria in January have been freed, the medical charity said.

Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria
Irene Matkowitzc. Photo courtesy of plus.google.com
Swedish woman jailed for cake attack on politician

A 60-year-old woman was sentenced to two months in jail Tuesday for attacking the leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats with a cake and driving without a licence.

Swedish woman jailed for cake attack on politician
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Subscriptions woo fans back from pirated music: industry

Fans are increasingly willing to pay for digital music through subscription streaming services rather than downloading it illegally for free.

Subscriptions woo fans back from pirated music: industry
Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates
Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients' lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked.

Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates
Photo a courtesy of the World Champhionship organizers
Kazakhstan bandy team fifth time bronze medalist

Kazakhstan bandy team is the fifth time bronze medalist of the World Championship.

Kazakhstan bandy team fifth time bronze medalist
Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions
Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf hunt ban which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience.

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions
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Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth in mice: study

People who smoke or have lung cancer should think twice about taking vitamin supplements, according to a Swedish study Wednesday that showed certain antioxidants may make tumors grow faster.

Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth in mice: study
Stockholm drops its bid for Winter Olympics 2022
Stockholm drops its bid for Winter Olympics 2022

Stockholm has dropped its bid for the Winter Olympics 2022.

Stockholm drops its bid for Winter Olympics 2022
LG "G-Flex". Photo courtesy of techno.bigmir.net
LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe

South Korea's LG Electronics will start selling its first curved-screen smartphone -- seen as a first step to fully flexible products -- in Europe next month .

LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe