Kicking off fall in the Chicago area
 The date has been set for Scandinavian Day Festival in Illinois: Sunday September 11, 2022 
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In search of new frontiers
 "With the help of the James Webb telescope, we will be able to see parts of the universe and other things we have not been able to see before. And what we have already been able to see, we will be able to see better." - astronomer Jens Melinder at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University. 
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Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella dräkten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 
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Summer salad with salmon
 Swedes love fish and what's not to love when it's combined with fresh, spicy ingredients? 
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The future is electric
With a master’s degree from Chalmers University of Technology, maybe your next job will be at the forefront of the electrification field?  
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Putin does the unthinkable  A dark day for Europe and the world. The invasion of Ukraine and the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Sweden condemns Russia’s actions  Putin's recognition of two pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine and subsequent invasion unilaterally... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Taking the waters
What happened to 'taking the waters' in Sweden? Did it ever cure anything or was it just a way for the rich to mingle?  
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The lucky Swede.
One of the classic stories of rags to riches to rags is the career of the Swedish immigrant Erik Olof Lindblom.  
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Five great reasons to study at Stockholm University
Are you considering studying or doing research at Stockholm University? The positive incentives are numerous. 
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The Importance of Being Swedish
Part I: The Fundamentals of the Swedish Immigration 
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The box that changes the way we wash
 This is how a small-scale innovation that started at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden got its founder into Forbes '30 under 30' list.  
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Distance math made easy
A digital tool that is already boosting mathematics education in Sweden will soon launch in the United States after a successful test run in Florida. 
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Swedes and citrus in the Sunshine State
 They're a symbol of the Sunshine State. When you think oranges in the United States, you think Florida. You certainly don't think Sweden.  
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We take the rough with the smooth, the ups with the downs ...  The first issues of 2021, our 149th year of consecutive publishing of Nordstjernan, have... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Walkabout Tour of Stockholm I
 .. walk in the city of my youth: Leif Rosqvist goes for a walk through his old neighborhoods in the heart of Stockholm. 
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A Swede's dream job in America
​Niklas Lundberg landed his dream job with Spotify just a few months after a Master’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 
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The 'Swedish' Island in the Caribbean
Dreaming of sun, sand and beaches? Here's a story of what could have been Sweden's remote 26th 'province.' 
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Building on tradition
 From the Royal Family and their summer mansion on the island of Öland, to the apartment-dwelling Swede who spends summer evenings on the outskirts of town at a quaint little "shed" in his own miniature garden - the act of getting away from conventional residential surroundings is a passion built into the Swedish national mentality. 
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Go outside, enjoy the spring weather!
In this time of the coronavirus, many may feel anxious about going out, something that's strongly discouraged by some experts. 
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Mountain facilities open - new rules
All lodges in the Swedish mountains that have been closed for some time will open in June. 
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Record number of people shop food online
 Not surprisingly the online food trade has doubled in Sweden during the pandemic. 
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Gamla Stan: The Cultural Heart of Stockholm
... island in the middle of Stockholm and no doubt the city's cultural core.  
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Orienteering: It's all about finding your way
 Orienteering is a sport that mirrors the Scandinavian spirit - a love of the outdoors, a rational approach to detail and a respect for healthy competition.  
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Remember our institutions ...
... organizations and events organizers—visit them online, find out more about activities and ways to stay in contact in the digital realm.  
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Meandering The 'Gota Kanal'
The Gota Canal, or The Blue Ribbon as it is often called, takes its voyagers past castles, monasteries, palaces, medieval churches, and a number of picturesque towns.  
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'Gamla Stan?'
Stockholm's Old Town — how and when it got its name 
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Mountain Hiking in Sweden
  - it’s for everybody not just for survivalists and hardcore connoisseurs.  
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Hiking trails in Sweden   Hiking in the mountainous region of Scandinavia's north can be anything from a week’s... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
For the love of tulips
And in some countries a declaration of love.  
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Food in the wintry north
 Sami culinary traditions in Jokkmokk, kaffeost (coffee cheese) in Kangos and food served on ice in Jukkasjarvi. 
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The world's most expensive cities
Living in Stockholm is expensive, but here’s some good news: There are 55 other cities in the world that are more expensive to live in.  
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Building tall in Sweden
Today, there are not many skyscrapers in Sweden, but this may change within a few years.  
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Best burgers in Europe
The list of 50 Best Burgers in Europe from Big 7 readers. 
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Learning (and teaching) Swedish
 As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.  
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Moving to Sweden
 What is it like to actually move to Sweden? A recently relocated Californian about his first year in Stockholm. 
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Green chemistry
Sustainable chemistry, also known as green chemistry, is a broad field that addresses and solves important environmental problems related to climate change. The goal of experts in this field is to support the change of industrial production toward a no-waste generation and almost zero pollution.  
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A Swedish Midsummer!
 'Svensk Midsommar' - the traditions, the table and a selection of the most popular recipes. 
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