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 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 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.
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.
...the Swedish cosplay championship will air! You will be able to watch it via this video link and see a countdown to when it begins. No english subtitles that I know of, but I bet it will be interesting anyway. Some of the judges are from other countries. So I guess some english will be spoken. :)
Five hours later…
You know what this house needs? More fictional alien trophy hunter masks. It really ties the whole place together, don't you think?
A group of Swedish scientists with a lot of time on their hands have spent the last 17 years competing to see who can sneak the most Bob Dylan lyrics into their research papers.
Or else HBO has really stepped up its viral marketing, because this obsidian dagger-filled glass case has popped up just outside the Swedish city with no explanation.
Earlier this week, Storm Ivar left tens of thousands of homes without power in Sweden. It also huffed and puffed against folks walking around downtown Ålesund, Norway, threatening to blow them away.
Most superhero, science fiction and fantasy movies would fail Sweden's new ratings system, which calls for movies to pass the Bechdel Test (two women talking to each other about non-man-related subjects) in order to get an "A" rating.
Looking for an alternative to turbines for capturing wind energy, Belatchew Arkitekter has proposed adding a hairy addition to Stockholm's Söder Torn. It would serve as more than an architectural toupee, capturing energy through the movement of all those tiny straws.
If you enjoy live-action role-playing, are a Battlestar Galactica fan, or regularly hear "All Along the Watchtower" in your head, you'd best start looking for plane tickets to Sweden immediately. In March of next year, the city of Gothenberg will be host to an absolutely insane LARP called The Monitor Celestra."…
Fair warning: Potentially unsettling images after the jump. Then again, you're reading a post about necrophilia; what did you expect? No judgement. Just saying.
A year is almost exactly 365 days...almost, but not quite. For millennia, people have tried to create calendars that account for that "not quite" bit. It's why we have leap days and why, just once, there was a February 30.
Want to take a road trip through our solar system? Warm up your Volvo and point yourself toward Stockholm, where a 950-km scale model of the solar system begins. You can tour Sweden while getting a sense of our solar neighborhood's scale.Mercury in Stockholm. Image by , licensed under the . The original Venus…
Late last Sunday, the Sun unleashed an M9-class solar flare, showering Earth with subatomic particles that gave rise to one of the biggest geomagnetic storms in recent history. The resulting aurorae, which were even brighter than usual in the planet's northernmost latitudes, were an absolute marvel to behold.
If you're a discerning evil zillionaire looking to get away from it all, the Mirrorcube hotel suite in the Swedish forest is a wise choice. Some well-placed mirrors + a seemingly floating cube = the final word in "No Solicitors."