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A short introduction to Swedish literature

It is said that the best way to get to know a country is to read its literature. Actually, that is not a saying yet, but it should be one! Because what can be more informative than what a nation’s finest have put in print? When asked what Swedish books they know, many people will probably only come up with ...

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Social media – keeping it real?

Social media – Keeping it real?

As the use of social media has become an inseparable part of our daily life and communication, let’s take a glance at our online habits. To describe my (and perhaps your) regular wake-up routine, it starts with a pilgrimage-like scroll through the holy trinity of social media – Facebook-Instagram-Twitter, followed by an international news site. Way before my morning coffee, ...

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Stockholm Burger Quest

Yemi Afolabi is a standup comic, a writer, a Hyper Island student, a gamer, but most importantly, he is a man who loves burgers. His talents for spotting a good burger were forged in the crucible of the New York burger scene when he was growing up, meaning when it comes to finding the perfect patty, he’s a tough man ...

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Along Came the AI

Bender, David, Marvin, Cylons, Chappie, Major, KITT. All these are characters that can elicit a sense of joy, hope, comfort but also caution. They also are all artificially intelligent. Story by: Sunjay Jude Fernandes As we move into an era of machines capable of learning from their surroundings, the assistance we receive makes us more accepting of their intelligence. But ...

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Podcast and Chill

As a researcher, a number of hours are dedicated to reading scientific journals. There are the cutting-edge papers you need go over to stay updated, the articles you must review, and of course your own thesis which you look through over and over until your brain shuts down. If you are a student, then there is the never-ending stream of ...

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The March for Science

On April 22, something truly remarkable happened. Scientists and non-scientists alike marched in protest in more than six hundred locations around the world, including Stockholm. Never before have the advocates of science been so united, and so public in their concern. What prompted this extraordinary event? Story by: Matthijs Dorst The troubled history of Science Let’s take a step back. ...

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Where did my creativity go? … and how do I get it back?

Creativity, noun. Stems from the adjective creative. It is common knowledge that creativity describes the ability to produce ideas and items with originality and artistry. Yet, creativity is much easier defined than executed. Story by: Anna Boystova & Isabelle Wemar A prime example of this, is that we began this article with a definition of the word creativity, rather than ...

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Connecting through words: The power of conversation

Have you ever met somebody for the first time and felt it was impossible to get the conversation to flow? We have all been there, and some of us tend to struggle with this more than others. But even for those of you who normally feel at ease chatting with people, have you ever wondered: how good are you really ...

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