From Sweden, Cuban Crocodiles Return To Their Parents' Swampy Birthplace

In the 1970s, cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov was given a couple of crocodiles by Fidel Castro. The pair (named Castro and Hillary) spent time in Moscow before ending up at Stockholm’s Skansen Zoo. This week, ten young descendants of the original crocs returned to Cuba, where they’ll be released back into the wild. »5/30/15 11:45am5/30/15 11:45am

Sweden's Most Bizarre Unsolved Murder Was (Maybe) Committed By A Vampire

Precious little information exists about what’s known as the Atlas Vampire Murder, so named for the neighborhood in Stockholm where it took place in 1932 ... and for the gruesome crime-scene details left behind by an unknown assailant. Quite obviously, the latter is why this long-cold case is still so tantalizing. »5/21/15 8:00pm5/21/15 8:00pm

Friendly reminder: less than 5 hours from this post 

...the Swedish cosplay championship will air! You will be able to watch it via this video link and see a countdown to when it begins. No english subtitles that I know of, but I bet it will be interesting anyway. Some of the judges are from other countries. So I guess some english will be spoken. :)

Five hours later… »2/21/15 10:53am2/21/15 10:53am

The world's biggest, craziest Battlestar Galactica LARP is happening next year in Sweden

If you enjoy live-action role-playing, are a Battlestar Galactica fan, or regularly hear "All Along the Watchtower" in your head, you'd best start looking for plane tickets to Sweden immediately. In March of next year, the city of Gothenberg will be host to an absolutely insane LARP called The Monitor Celestra."… »11/29/12 4:20pm11/29/12 4:20pm

World's largest scale model of the Solar System spans the length of Sweden

Want to take a road trip through our solar system? Warm up your Volvo and point yourself toward Stockholm, where a 950-km scale model of the solar system begins. You can tour Sweden while getting a sense of our solar neighborhood's scale. »2/04/12 10:30am2/04/12 10:30am

Mercury in Stockholm. Image by , licensed under the . The original Venus…

A breathtaking aurora from Earth's largest geomagnetic storm in almost 10 years

Late last Sunday, the Sun unleashed an M9-class solar flare, showering Earth with subatomic particles that gave rise to one of the biggest geomagnetic storms in recent history. The resulting aurorae, which were even brighter than usual in the planet's northernmost latitudes, were an absolute marvel to behold. »1/27/12 11:35am1/27/12 11:35am