Another Scandinavian thriller, The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, is out. The World's Alex Gallafent asked some interested Scandinavians how they might freshen up the Nordic noir genre. They came up with a new storyline.
The Swedish warship Vasa sunk in the 17th Century on its maiden voyage. It keeled over and water rushed in, killing 30. New research has found that specific flaws in the ship's design probably sent it to its early, watery grave.
Hillary Clinton is set to be the first woman to head a major-party ticket in the United States. In Sweden, gender equality in politics isn't so novel — but there's never been a female head of state there, either.