Lasers are the focus of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, which recognizes "optical tweezers" and a "method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses". But what does that mean?
- "Tools made of light."
- Physiology or medicine.
This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine salutes a new type of cancer therapy, which doesn't target cancer cells themselves but releases the brakes on the immune system so it can fight the cancer.
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This year's Right Livelihood Awards highlight agricultural achievements, including the work of Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer from Burkina Faso, who, one might say, has managed to turn the desert mirage into a reality.
- Asylum seekers.
Thousands of asylum seekers who arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors and had their knees and teeth MRI scanned as part of medical age assessment tests, are likely to have been misclassified as over 18, according to a new study.
Workers should get more support to study at college, to meet the demands of rapidly changing technology, says Sweden's biggest union, which warns that in a few years time the next government could have a crisis on its hands.
As part of its modern digital cash-free society, Sweden has made a kind of electronic ID a central part of life - but prosecutors think people have been cheated of over 100 million by fraudsters exploiting this system, and now the first criminals have been sentenced for this new type of crime.
The fires raging across Sweden are in line with what scientists expect, as more greenhouse gases are emitted and the climate gets warmer, says Dr Kimberly Nicholas at Lund University.
- Artificial intelligence.
More than 8,000 researchers and experts are currently gathered in Stockholm for one of the world's largest scientific events in artificial intelligence.
The boat will embark next week on an Arctic research expedition to study how clouds are formed there and how that relates to tiny life forms in the ocean.
- Maiden voyage.
A small raft made out of salvaged plastic from Sweden's west coast sailed the Baltic Sea this week to raise awareness about plastic debris floating our oceans.
Karolinska Institutet has found seven researchers responsible of misconduct relating to articles co-authored by disgraced former-Karolinska surgeon Paolo Macchiarini.
It sounds like it has something to do with fences, but geo-fencing is really about enforcing a set of rules on vehicles in a certain geographical area.
The Max IV laboratory near Lund cost SEK 4.5 billion, with government agencies and universities footing most of the bill, and there are high expectations of the new facility.
- Threatened species.
Housing can be hard to find in Sweden, so much so that even bees are having a tough time getting a roof over their heads.