What Swedes want to study
Swedish students dream of becoming lawyers, social workers, psychologists, economists or doctors, and it has been this way for a long time. However, the courses that increase the most in popularity are those in the information technology fields and teaching. The most popular university and college programs have been fairly consistent in Sweden where traditional jobs are the most appealing. Among the more popular practical jobs are engine drivers, pharmacy technicians and dental assistants. ”We see that the general trend where the digital takes over society also mirrors applications for courses,"” says Martina Lindgren, marketing and communications manager at Nackademin, which runs several IT courses. ”The interest in courses like digital communication and IT is increasing, and programming has become cool instead of something for nerds.” Josefine Persson is doing her last year of the course ”System- and Network Technician Virtual Systems.” She is not surprised that the interest in her kind of course is increasing. "All businesses virtualize to save hardware, finish and safety, virtualization itself has become big. It is also a cool technique when you in one and a same computer can have several servers and several operating systems running at the same time. It saves money, and streamlines,” she explains.

Paracetamol may harm your brain
One of the world’s most widely used substances to treat pain, paracetamol, may harm the brain’s development and cause behavioral changes in adulthood, according to a study on mice at Uppsala University. "This indicates there is reason to try to limit the use of paracetamol toward the end of pregnancy and to be restrictive in giving in to infants,” says researcher Henrik Viberg to Upsala Nya Tidning, the daily. Paracetamol can be found in painkillers such as Alvedon, Panodil, Pamol and Reliv in Sweden, and in Tylenol in the U.S. Ten-day-old mice were given injections, one group received paracetamol, and the other a simple salt solution. After two months, the paracetamol mice had a harder time adapting to new environments and a harder time learning new things as compared to the mice who had received salt. The mice who had received paracetamol during the brain’s fastest developmental phase, also had worse pain and anxiety suppression by the drug later in life than the mice who recevied paracetamol only as adults.

Delayed trains
Every fifth long-distance train in Sweden is at least five minutes late, according to statistics from Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration). 20.6 percent of the trains were delayed, while 79.4 percent were right on time.