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  • Early farming may have spread over Europe from Greece 2017-11-22 The Neolithization, when societies were restructured during the Stone age and people turned from hunting and gathering to farming, is probably the most important process in our history. For a century researchers were much guessing how the process happened, and only during the recent years have they been able to work out how the process occurred, with the help of DNA from ancient remains.
  • Foto: Bengt Ekberg/ Azote Policy Brief: Improving manure recycling in agriculture 2017-11-21 Phosphorus is a finite resource. Efficient usage and recycling are essential. Recycling human sewage can help close the phosphorus cycle, but only partially meets circular economy goals.
  • Professor Svante Björck has been elected Fellow of AAAS 2017 2017-11-21 Svante Björck has been awarded The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Fellow 2017. Svante is a guestprofessor at the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University.
  • Self-driving cars confuse pedestrians 2017-11-20 Barry Brown, points out that while robot cars are safe their actions can sometimes seem strange to pedestrians or other drivers who struggle to know what they are going to do next.
  • Meeting students and alumni around the world 2017-11-20 During the autumn, Stockholm University has participated in recruitment activities and arranged events for international alumni around the world.
  • Women fishing for shells in the seagrass, Tanzania. Photo: Lina Mtwana Nordlund. Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally 2017-11-17 New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A new study examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.
  • Jens Rydgren. Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet. Terrorist attacks can lead to increased ethnic segregation – but only for a short while 2017-11-16 In a paper published in 2016, we - Christofer Edling, Jens Rydgren and Rickard Sandell - provide a scientific account of both attitudes and behavior in reaction to a terrorist attack, showing that also behavior is subject to resilience.
  • Två systrar jobbar med sina läxor. Foto: Mostphotos Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university 2017-11-15 First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, according to a new study.


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