Record-breaking heat wave brings Nordic countries 'tropical nights'

World Jul 28, 2019

Record-breaking heat wave brings Nordic countries 'tropical nights'

Nordic countries are experiencing searing temperatures as Europe's record-breaking heat wave moves north, with Norway on Saturday equalling its 1970 record, and many areas recording "tropical nights." Laksfors in northern Norway on Saturday recorded a temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius (96 degrees Fahrenheit), equaling the ...

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

Business Apr 29, 2019

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

A further 110,000 air passengers faced being left grounded after Scandinavian carrier SAS on Sunday canceled 1,213 flights as pilot strike action spiraled. Pilots demanding better pay and conditions walked off the job in Sweden, Denmark and Norway on Friday and the disruption is now ...

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 ...

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 ...