security
Sweden Leaks the Personal Information of Millions of Its Own Citizens

There are security fuck-ups and there are legendary security fuck-ups. This one clearly falls into the latter category. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven confirmed at a press conference on Monday that his administration potentially exposed the personal information of millions of Sweden’s citizens. Read More >>

crime
Podcast Vigilantes Free Swedish Man After 13 Years in Prison

Swedish man Kaj Linna is out of prison after 13 years, and it's all thanks to the most modern form of salvation from the clink -- modern kids and their meddling podcasts. Read More >>

wikileaks
Swedish Prosecutors Drop Rape Investigation of Julian Assange Based on a Technicality

Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon. Read More >>

music
Meet the Guy Taylor Swift Impersonates to Hide Her Identity

Nils Sjöberg is blond, has an active social media presence, and works as a communications specialist. “Nils Sjöberg” is blonde, has an active social media presence, and is one of the most powerful women in music. Read More >>

transport
Hyperloop Connecting Helsinki and Stockholm Turns 300-Mile Trip Into 28 Minute Ride

Where will the first Hyperloop be? So far there are plans to use the tubular transportation system to move passengers in Slovakia and freight at the Port of Los Angeles. But a proposed application for the Hyperloop announced today could solve a transportation conundrum that has been challenging planners for centuries: Connecting the neighbouring nations of Sweden and Finland. Read More >>

cities
How Sweden is Relocating an Entire City

The northernmost city in Sweden is sinking. In fact, by 2050, most of Kiruna's 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 do it. Read More >>

shopping
There’s Smartphone-Powered Shop in Sweden With No Human Cashiers

We all know robots are coming for our jobs, but smartphones could soon be carrying the career-slaying torch as well. A small shop in Sweden only has one employee — the smartphone in your pocket — and it’s always working, 24-7. Read More >>

image cache
Peer Up Inside This Rocket Launch Tower

It’s a long way up inside this tower, but not as far as its contents can reach. This is the Esrange launch tower in Sweden, and it’s used to loft suborbital rockets 170 miles into space. Read More >>

architecture
Solar Power Will Keep This Ice Hotel Nice and Cold All Year Round

Usually, cold ice and the hot sun don’t mix (you can thank me for the science lesson later). But at the famed IceHotel in Sweden, solar panels will keep the establishment frosty all day, all year. Read More >>

architecture
High-Rises Made Of Wood Might Actually Be Good To Look At

High-rise housing blocks are all too often concrete monstrosities, the kind of places that don't exactly scream Home Sweet Home. In an effort to make them just a little more welcoming, Swedish architects are proposing an all-wood construction. Read More >>

crime
Julian Assange to be Questioned by Swedish Prosecutors in the UK

Since his arrest in 2010, Julian Assange has been dutifully avoiding sexual assault allegations brought against him in Sweden. Now, Swedish prosecutors have decided to question Wikileaks in London instead. Read More >>

wikileaks
Julian Assange is Getting an Appeals Hearing in Sweden

Wikileaks founder and current Ecuadorian Embassy mole-man Julian Assange is getting an appeals hearing in Sweden about his 2010 arrest. Read More >>