“Swedish Pokemon teens terrorized by laser-wielding sex pigs,” reads one headline. “Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens,” screams another. I, however, see something else entirely. I see two Swedes having a romantic night out wearing pig masks and physicalizing their love for each other on public…
Nils Sjöberg is blond, has an active social media presence, and works as a communications specialist. “Nils Sjöberg” is blonde, has an active social media presence, and is one of the most powerful women in music.
Where will the first Hyperloop be? So far there are plans to use the tubular transportation system to move passengers in Slovakia and freight in Switzerland. But a proposed application for the Hyperloop announced today could solve a transportation conundrum that has been challenging planners for centuries: Connecting…
Europe has what you may call a man problem.
Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, is sinking. In fact, by 2050, most of its structures will have collapsed into the iron mines below it. So engineers have embarked upon an ambitious project to move Kiruna—along with its 20,000 residents—two miles to the east. A new documentary explains exactly how they plan to…
We all know robots are coming for our jobs, but smartphones could soon be carrying the career-slaying torch as well. A small convenience store in Sweden only has one employee—the smartphone in your pocket—and it’s always working, 24-7.
It’s a long way up inside this tower, but not as far as its contents can reach. This is the Esrange launch tower in Sweden, and it’s used to loft suborbital rockets 170 miles into space.
Usually, ice and the blazing hot sun don’t mix. But at the famed IceHotel in Sweden, solar panels will keep the establishment frosty all day, all year.
We waste an incredible amount of food—and a lot of it is because we just don’t like the way it looks. Here’s one way they’re dealing with that problem in Sweden.
The body of Bishop Peder Winstrup, laid to rest at the cathedral in Lund almost 350 years ago, has revealed more than ever before. Scientists were hoping to use modern science to learn from an unusually well-preserved body, but they found a hidden child under the bishop’s feet.
In Sweden, a clause in planning laws allows residents to build a 270 square foot building on any existing residential property — a law that’s seen some inventive new small house designs, like this concept that moves the shower outdoors.
In the 1970s, cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov was given a couple of crocodiles by Fidel Castro. The pair (named Castro and Hillary) spent time in Moscow before ending up at Stockholm’s Skansen Zoo. This week, ten young descendants of the original crocs returned to Cuba, where they’ll be released back into the wild.
Design by committee is usually a recipe for a hot pile of garbage. Design by a committee of two million? It’s not as bad as you’d think.
Precious little information exists about what’s known as the Atlas Vampire Murder, so named for the neighborhood in Stockholm where it took place in 1932 ... and for the gruesome crime-scene details left behind by an unknown assailant. Quite obviously, the latter is why this long-cold case is still so tantalizing.
A new study of over 21,000 Swedish men conducted over 37 years found that "genetics as well as environment can influence the likelihood that a person will become a sexual offender," though "a genetic predisposition did not by any means indicate that a person was bound to become a sex offender."
High-rise housing blocks are all too often concrete monstrosities, the kind of places that don't exactly scream Home Sweet Home. In an effort to make them just a little more welcoming, Swedish architects are proposing an all-wood construction.
Since his arrest in 2010, Julian Assange has been dutifully avoiding sexual assault allegations brought against him in Sweden. Now, Swedish prosecutors have decided to question Wikileaks in London instead.
Biomass cogeneration doesn't scream "family fun for all ages" to most of us, but the city of Uppsala, Sweden, is hoping it might some day. Its plan involves a geodesic dome, stained glass, and a zany Danish architect.
I love my Swedes, especially when they get crazy. I'm not so sure about launching fireworks rockets under the ice of a frozen lake. That's just dumb. Fun, but dumb. Go home and leave the fish alone, Swedes. You are drunk.