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Princess Madeleine of Sweden Gives Birth to a Girl

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Gives Birth to a Girl

By Rachel Kolman February 22, 2014

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Christopher O’Neill welcomed a baby girl Thursday night in New York. The Swedish Royal Court wrote in an official announcement: “The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that H.R.H. …

Skeletons Found at 'Swedish Pompeii' Skeletons Found at 'Swedish Pompeii'

NBC News reports that Swedish archaeologists have discovered a terrifying scene that is being called the “Swedish Pompeii.” An island off the Swedish coast named Öland held the remains of a 5th century fort, and after discovering the foundations of …

Will U.S. Cable Companies Embrace Netflix? Will U.S. Cable Companies Embrace Netflix?

Netflix has been achieving all kinds of new milestones. Its original shows were able to garner a total of fourteen nominations (while also managing to win a few), marking the historical entrance of online video into the television awards. Earlier …

Sweden’s King Celebrates 40 Years On the Throne Sweden’s King Celebrates 40 Years On the Throne

On Sunday, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrated 40 years on the throne with a dance in the Stockholm Royal Palace Courtyard. Other weekend festivities included a dinner and concert on Saturday evening and a Sunday morning church service …

Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing
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Toys “R” Us, UK, this week joined a number of other British retailers in supporting the Let Toys Be Toys campaign with plans to stop explicit gender-based marketing. Toys “R” Us Managing Director Roger McLaughlan said, “We will work with …

Swedish Scientists Accidentally Create Upsalite Swedish Scientists Accidentally Create Upsalite

Like the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming, many of humanity’s coolest and most useful discoveries seem to happen by sheer accident or human error. This particular discovery is one for the history books: scientists have been trying for a …

Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks

A new study has found that being fit as a teenager could be linked to a reduced risk of suicide as an adult. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg looked at a study of over 1.1 million Swedish men born …

Sweden To Ban Bestiality Next Year Sweden To Ban Bestiality Next Year

Bestiality, or zoophilia, is still kind of legal in many parts of the world. That’s slowly changing, however, as more countries begin to adopt laws that ban the practice in all its forms. The latest to do so is Sweden. …

Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live

Facebook’s newest and most efficient and sustainable data center is now live. The data center in Luleå, Sweden has just begun to handle live traffic from around the world, according to Facebook. The Luleå data center is Facebook’s first center …

IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Leaves Board IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Leaves Board

Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA this week announced that company founder Ingvar Kamprad has stepped down from the company’s board of directors. As the 87-year-old Kamprad steps down, so has IKEA’s 70-year-old chairman, Per Ludvigsson. Kamprad’s son, Mathias Kamprad, has been …

UNICEF: Your Facebook Likes Won't Save Lives UNICEF: Your Facebook Likes Won't Save Lives
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According to UNICEF, 19,000 children die every day from preventable causes. And your Facebook like isn’t going to save a one of them. The United Nations Children’s Fund Sweden division is calling people out with a powerful new ad campaign: …

The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland
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In early 2012, The Pirate Bay moved from its traditional .org domain to a .se domain to avoid the fate that befell Megaupload. For over a year now, The Pirate Bay has not moved from this domain, even when it …

Sweden Axes 'Ungoogleable' After Google Intervenes Sweden Axes 'Ungoogleable' After Google Intervenes
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Google has successfully pressured the Swedish Language Council to remove a new word because it risks turning “google” into a generic term. It’s a testament to Google’s dominance that most people simply say “google it” when they really mean “search …

Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Facebook Like on Ice Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Facebook Like on Ice

Ever wondered what nearly 2,500 people standing on a frozen lake in the shape of a Facebook “like” looks like? Of course you have. Well, wonder no more. In an attempt to set a world record, 2.493 residents of Luleå, …

The Pirate Bay Sets Sail For Norway, Spain The Pirate Bay Sets Sail For Norway, Spain

The Pirate Bay was founded in Sweden, and has remained in the country since. That all changed this week, however, as the most infamous site on the Internet has been forced to move. TorrentFreak reports that The Pirate Bay has …

Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Xmas Week Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Xmas Week
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Over three years out from the release of the first Minecraft Alpha, the popularity of the make-your-own-adventure sandbox game has not died down, and even appears to be rising. Mojang, the game’s developer, this week announced that it sold over …

EA Opens New Development Studio, Ghost, in Sweden EA Opens New Development Studio, Ghost, in Sweden

It may seem odd, but over the past few years Sweden has become quite a haven for game development studios. In addition to larger developers such as Starbreeze Stuidos (the developer of Syndicate and the Chronicles of Riddick games), indie …