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Click-on bionic arm could help amputees

World / Science & Health Nov 1, 2018

Click-on bionic arm could help amputees

Edmund Rath, a 53-year-old from Austria, wants to do simple things such as brush his teeth and slice bread. Rath lost his arm just below the shoulder in a truck accident last year, ending his career as a builder. That bad luck was followed by a ...

Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

World Oct 20, 2018

Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuadorian government on Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy. The 47-year-old Australian's legal action comes with speculation mounting that Ecuador is preparing to end ...

Economics of climate change win Nobel Prize for U.S. duo

World Oct 8, 2018

Economics of climate change win Nobel Prize for U.S. duo

Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting economic theory to take better account of environmental issues and technological progress, shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday. In an award that turned the spotlight on the global debate over risks associated with climate ...

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

World / Politics Sep 11, 2018

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election Sunday, while the far-right — which neither wants to deal with — made gains on a hard-line anti-immigration platform. With nearly all votes counted Monday, the ruling center-left ...

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

World / Crime & Legal Aug 13, 2018

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

It's barely 6 a.m. and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home — he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritizes rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one ...

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

Art Aug 7, 2018

Swedish roots in Japan's taxonomy

by John L. Tran

While Japan's historical sakoku period of isolation may have limited any contact it had with Sweden what did transpire between the two nations is of historical, scientific and artistic importance.