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Conservation, Classrooms and Condoms

Why are conservation charities concerning themselves with contraceptives? By Emily Clark Facing global challenges of climate change, population growth, ongoing unsustainable resource use, and limited funding, sustainable development needs to be efficient and effective. With this in mind, environmental conservation organisations are implementing family planning projects, and charities traditionally known for their work in sexual and reproductive health are partnering ...

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Grown in Stockholm: The Future of Food

A guide to urban farming in our capital By Martha Nicholson Stockholm is home to one of Europe’s fastest growing populations. With a projected 2.5 million people living in the city by 2024, segregation, unemployment, food and housing shortages are all challenges. Urban farming is now widely recognised by city planners, academics, public health practitioners and architects alike as part of ...

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Black holes – Into the unknown?

Lost in the abyss, deep endless space, interstellar travel, an enigmatic portal to another dimension… It begins here in science-fiction, but a black hole translates far beyond mere fantasy. With a history of contention, the answer to a debated phenomenon becomes closer and closer: what is a black hole and what occurs within? By Sarah Marshall Current Understanding A black ...

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Festivals 2016

By Alex Browne A guide to your Scandinavian summer   Festival Tips Buy tickets early – all festivals have early bird options and some have incremental price increases each month. Plan travel and accommodation – places to stay will get booked up pretty quick and prices are hiked up during popular periods. Camping is rare. On a tight budget? Be ...

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Queerolinska survey

Do you feel safe and respected at the university? Are you feeling represented during your courses, and can you be open about yourself? Do you think your classmates or colleagues are as well? By Mati Krawiec During the fall of 2015 Queerolinska carried out an online survey with questions focused on the general feeling of safety and inclusiveness at our ...

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Crises

To celebrate World Health Day, Karolinska Institutet hosted an afternoon seminar to discuss the protection of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) of women and girls in a crisis-prone world. With an impressive panel of speakers, the afternoon was kicked off by Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). We also heard from Professor Anna Mia Ekström, head of ...

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Science Snippets

This issue’s round-up of science news By Joanna Kritikou   SNEEZING: THE SHAPES OF SNOT You probably knew that a sneeze is pretty gross, but how gross exactly is explained in a recent study by researchers at MIT. They used high-speed cameras to capture what happens during a sneeze. They discovered that when people sneeze they eject fluids in compact ...

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Suicide: The untold truth

Story by Jennifer Lees “You don’t commit suicide, you die by suicide…”   He was a good student in high school. He played by the rules and didn’t get into too much trouble. The “average kid” – some might say. Like most of his friends, he went on to study at university and life seemed to be on track. He ...

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Tales of a tree surgeon

By Martha Nicholson   Stockholm’s woodlands are much more than meet the eye. The late Swedish Poet Laureate Tomas Tranströmer agreed, and commented on moments of blissful creativity when walking in the woods on his home island Runmarö in the outer archipelago. With this in mind, I took a look at the health and social benefits that Stockholm residents get ...

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CHaSE 2016 – Careers in Health and Science Exposition

On the 11th of February 2016, CHaSE took place in Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet. The program included company presentations, workshops and company booths where students and working professionals had a chance to learn about career opportunities in life science sector. By Teresa Daraio The idea of having a career fair at Karolinska Institutet originated from the need for students and ...

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