Nov 18, 2013 — What started out as a thesis project in Sweden could revolutionize biking safety. The "invisible" helmet is an air bag tucked away in a collar fastened around a cyclist's neck. When its internal sensors detect specific jerks and jags, the air bag deploys, sending out a head-hugging hood in a tenth of a second.
Sep 4, 2013 — While the president meets with world leaders in Sweden and Russia, members of Congress continue to debate his request for authorization to take military action.
Aug 13, 2013 — The appearance of a Brazilian fish has sent a chill through summertime swimmers in Sweden and Denmark. The alarming fish isn't the much-feared piranha, but a cousin, the pacu, which has large teeth and a reputation for attacking men's testicles.
May 22, 2013 — Sweden has a global reputation as a smoothly run, harmonious nation. But following the death of an immigrant, three nights of rioting have prompted some soul-searching.
Oct 13, 2009 — Sweden was the first country to outlaw spanking 30 years ago. (Yes, you read that correctly). And they are not alone. Some 24 countries outlaw corporal punishment at home. And some 100 outlaw it in school. The U.S. does not, although, as I am sur...
May 10, 2013 — After Swedish immigrants moved out of the city, the traditional Swedish spirit was adopted by different ethnic groups. Bartenders eventually rediscovered the bitter spirit, too, and have helped to fuel its revival in Chicago.
Oct 28, 2012 — Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden's program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.
Apr 18, 2012 — Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth is under fire for smilingly cutting into a cake in the shape of a naked African woman. The artist who made it says it was meant to call attention to the problem of female genital mutilation.