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Voices of Stockholm, Sweden

Spread across 14 unique islands, Sweden’s photogenic capital is a creative and innovative centre with a thriving music scene and trendy cafe culture.

How airline pricing works

Long gone are the days when government regulation forced flight prices to be based on flight lengths. Today, the final fare is much more dependent on the person buying.<p>As early as this month, airlines worldwide may start testing a strategy that could customise airfare pricing and itinerary results …

How to budget for living abroad

Dreaming of an overseas move can be so exciting that it is often hard to focus on the dreary matter of money – but some smart decisions and simple planning could save you thousands.<p>Dreaming of an overseas move can be so exciting that it is often hard to focus on the dreary matter of money – but a …

Exploring the Eastfjords of Iceland

Starting every April, a weekly ferry gives travellers access to Iceland’s remote eastern coastline, to see snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls and colonies of comedic puffins.<p>You cannot help but admire Icelanders for their optimism. Rather ambitiously, they celebrate summer's arrival with a …

The unsettling science behind the Lion Air crash

A chilling problem that aviation officials once believed they solved might have been the cause for the 13 April plane crash off the coast of Bali.<p>For all the headline-grabbing stories about security breaches, intoxicated pilots and faulty equipment, sometimes a commercial plane’s worst enemy is …

World’s best beach restaurants

From a Californian seafood haven to a Sardinian cafe in Sydney, these five beachfront eateries prove that everything tastes better by the water.

Tornadoes a real threat in Australia

<b>THERE IS A LONG-STANDING</b> myth that Australia doesn’t get tornadoes. This simply isn’t true.<p>Just ask residents of Burnett Heads and Bargara, in …

Saving energy could raise infection risks - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) — The chance of infection in some hospital wards varies dramatically according …

Why We Stand Where We Do In An Elevator

Elevator riders tend to arrange themselves into mini social hierarchies.<p>Rebekah Rousi, a Ph.D. student in cognitive science, conducted an ethnographic study of elevator behavior in two of the tallest office buildings in Adelaide, Australia. After taking a total of 30 elevator rides in the two …

Life, death, and Mars: The New Yorker's definitive account of the Curiosity rover

The Curiosity rover, NASA's most ambitious Mars mission to-date, has received plenty of attention since it blasted off from Cape Canaveral in November 2011, but <i>The New Yorker</i>'s Burkhard Bilger has put together what may be the definitive account of the mission. Bilger tells not only the story behind …

Supercomputers Calculate Structure Of Bones On The Molecular Level

Bone fibers contain an odd couple of gooey protein and crystallized mineral.<p>Like the best of statesmen, bone is both strong and a little bit flexible. That's because it combines a soft, gel-like substance (collagen) with a stiff, strong one (mineral hydroxyapatite). Now, one team of engineers say …

Grow stem cells in lab with one simple step - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — By blocking a single protein, it’s possible to grow large batches …

Line of ISS cuts through the moon

The International Space Station cuts a trail of light across the night sky.<p>Our Google+ friend Dave Walker merged seven 30-second shots together to …

Last night’s moon in a hazy sky

First quarter moon – when the moon appears half illuminated – comes on April 18. Last night, the line between light and dark on the moon was very …

Turn Any Flat Surface Into A Virtual Laser Keyboard

The virtual keyboard and touchpad from Celluon has been around for a while, but it's a cool device to own and sure to draw some attention if you're …

App lets Icelanders know if they're about to bjork a cousin

At just 320,000, Iceland's population is tiny -- and apparently that can be a real problem, since, as every Icelandic native is descended from the same family tree, everyone is related to everyone else.<p>Luckily, there's enough distance between most people so that inbreeding isn't a serious concern, …

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Twitter Music Is Here Today, and This Time You Can Use It

Yep, that was Twitter on “Good Morning America” just now, announcing, via an ABC proxy, what we told you last week: Twitter’s music app is now …

On the Red Couch with Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2013<p>Hosting American Public Media’s popular daily business program is an unlikely job for a man who started out as a …

Green energy on the back foot after carbon trading blow

<b>It's been a bad week for efforts to develop green energy around the world.</b><p>A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that progress towards carbon-free energy production has basically stalled.<p>"Despite much talk by world leaders," said IEA executive director, Maria van der Hoeven, …