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Clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change

Researchers have analyzed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change.


The film 'The Day After Tomorrow' foretold a real and troubling trend: The ocean’s water-circulation system is weakening

In the movie "The Day After Tomorrow," the Earth is thrown into an ice age after ocean currents in the Atlantic Ocean grind to a halt.  That ocean current system, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is responsible for western Europe's warm temperatures. But recent research has found that the AMOC could, in fact, slow significantly if enough fresh water from melting ice enters the ocean current.  That weakened circulation could bring more extreme weather to the Northe...
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Experts reveal that clouds have moderated warming triggered by climate change

Led by Swansea University's Tree Ring Research Group, researchers from Sweden, Finland and Norway have analysed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change.


Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Starring Dominic West Ahead of Series Mania

The BBC and Masterpiece adaptation of “Les Miserables” will play on a numerous international channels after a raft of deals were sealed for the series, which features Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Lily Collins. Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic has been acquired by broadcasters in Scandinavia and southern Europe, and by several buyers […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Bbc, Masterpiece, Scandinavia, Les Miserables, David Oyelowo, Dominic West, Bbc Studios, Victor Hugo, Lily Collins, Dominic West Ahead, Dominic West David Oyelowo, Lily Collins Andrew Davies


When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared

"For we know Him who said, 'And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.'" Ezekiel 25:17.The God depicted in the Old Testament may sometimes seem wrathful. And in that, he's not alone; supernatural forces that punish evil play a central role in many modern religions.But which came first: complex societies or the belief in a punishing god?A new study suggests that the formation of co...
Tags: Science, Scandinavia, Savage, Ezekiel, Keio University, RA, Kanagawa Japan, Patrick Savage, Global History Databank, John Templeton Foundation Religion


On sluts and slatterns

Here is another attack on sl-words, a continuation of the one celebrated last week (“The sl-morass”). There, I mentioned the fact that a word beginning with sl– tends to develop negative connotations. My example was Engl. slim, as opposed to German schlimm “bad.” Another example (one of many!) is slight. In the Old Germanic languages, including Gothic, which was recorded in the fourth century, the word meant “smooth,” perhaps “slippery.” (Incidentally, to slip is also a verb of questionable ante...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Bali Indonesia, RCMP, Mackay, Unsplash, ENGL, Walter W Skeat, Skeat, Pixabay, Hensleigh Wedgwood


These are the 20 happiest countries

The World Happiness Report 2019 is out – Scandinavia remains pleased, the US takes a tumble.
Tags: Living, News, US, Scandinavia


Rent a Finnish happiness guide

Envy directed at Scandinavia is nothing new. Whether it’s their progressive culture, technologically advanced infrastructure, or consistently high ranking on the world’s “happiest countries” list, this part of the world just seems to have it all figured out. But they’re not hiding the secrets behind their success — at least, not when it comes to their happiness. Finland, the happiest country in the world, is trying to export its happiness around the globe by allowing people to “rent a Finn.” ...
Tags: Travel, Finland, Lapland, Scandinavia, All, Rovaniemi, Linda, Niko, Finland Travel, Findland Guides, Finnish Happiness Guides, Rent A Finn, Finland Esko


MUIS Software to buy Ctrl BV

MUIS Software, which is backed by Main Capital Partners, said March 18 that it is buying Ctrl BV. Financial terms weren’t announced. Deloitte is the seller. Ctrl, of Heemskerk, the Netherlands, provides an online collaboration platform for financial service providers within the SME market and larger companies. PRESS RELEASE MUIS Software acquires Ctrl from Deloitte MUIS Software and her majority shareholder Main Capital Partners are taking an important step in the expansion of MUIS Software by r...
Tags: UK, Germany, Trends, Tech, ERP, Netherlands, M&a, Deloitte, Scandinavia, Gdpr, The Hague, Dutch Chamber of Commerce, CTRL, Deloitte Global, Main Capital, Heemskerk


‘Chernobyl’ Trailer: HBO Has a Nuclear Meltdown in a New Five-Part Miniseries

Chernobyl is the most famous nuclear disaster in history, so much that the name itself is used as a moniker to describe any prospective nuclear accident in order to stress the gravity of the situation. Now HBO is giving the 1986 disaster the miniseries treatment with Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson starring, and the first Chernobyl trailer has arrived. Chernobyl Trailer On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explo...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Ukraine, Jared Harris, Scandinavia, Avengers, Chernobyl, True Story, Johan Renck, Emily-Watson, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Belarus Russia, Craig Mazin, Pripyat, Carolyn Strauss


Denmark Charges 14 People With Unlawfully Sharing Video of Killing

Fourteen people in Denmark are facing prosecution for sharing a graphic video that depicts the killing of a young woman who had been visiting Morocco with a friend.
Tags: News, Social Media, Terrorism, Morocco, Denmark, Scandinavia, Murders, Computers and the Internet, Downloads and Streaming, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Video Recordings, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Copenhagen (Denmark


Designer Profile: Niels Bendtsen

Via the somewhat unlikely trajectory of Denmark-Canada-back to Denmark-back to Canada, designer Niels Bendtsen has established himself as a foremost emissary of contemporary Scandinavian design. Miles Coffee Table for Linteloo Born in Denmark, Bendtsen emigrated to Canada at a young age where he apprenticed under his cabinetmaker father, cutting his chops in design and manufacture during the heyday of mid-century modern. Beginning in 1963, Bendtsen ran a retail outlet, importing and selling fur...
Tags: Books, Canada, Denmark, Museum of Modern Art, Scandinavia, Moma, Niels Bendtsen, Bensen, Denmark Canada, Bendtsen, Park Lounge, Wallee Light, Miles Coffee Table for Linteloo Born, Bensen Park, Wallee Light for Flos, Wallee


TCR Scandinavia outfit PWR joins WTCR for 2019 with Cupras

TCR Scandinavia outfit PWR Racing will step up to the World Touring Car Cup this season after securing the support of Cupra to run a two-car team
Tags: Sport, Scandinavia, PWR, Autosport, WTCR


TCR Scandinavia outfit PWR joins WTCR for 2019 with Cupra Leons

TCR Scandinavia outfit PWR Racing will step up to the World Touring Car Cup this season after securing the support of Cupra to run a two-car team
Tags: Sport, Scandinavia, PWR, Autosport, WTCR, Cupra Leons


History’s Heroic Failures

I like to keep you up to date when I read a book I think is worth your time. I’m now reading Marc Morris’s The Norman Conquest, which is very good. I recommend it. At the simplest level it’s just a good read on a subject of immense historical importance and one with sufficient drama to allow a good writer to keep the reader engaged. But what I really like about it is how Morris approaches a comparatively ancient period with the uncertainty of our knowledge not simply addressed or hinted at but m...
Tags: England, London, News, Congress, France, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Turkey, Syria, Rome, West, United States, Egypt


Smokers often misunderstand health risks of smokeless tobacco product, study finds

American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a study. The study provides new research on what smokers think about snus, a Swedish style product that is popular in Scandinavia, but newer to the United States.
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Smokers often misunderstand health risks of smokeless tobacco product, Rutgers study finds

American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. The study provides new research on what smokers think about snus, a Swedish style product that is popular in Scandinavia, but newer to the United States.
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Active luxury in Norway

As a whole, Scandinavia offers some of the most incredible scenery in the world, and Norway is no exception. For those in search of luxury with a taste of adventure, a private yacht charter here will deliver an unforgettable experience: the unrivalled ability to access so many natural bounties with ease is the real deal. […] The post Active luxury in Norway appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe


What Does Globalization Really Destroy?

Posted: 2/25/2019 | February 25th, 2019 While walking down the streets of Medellín, I came across a Dunkin’ Donuts, a donut chain from my hometown of Boston. (It’s the best. Locals are quite attached to Dunkin. Don’t mess with a Massachusetts resident and Dunkin.) As I looked at the store, a pit formed in my stomach and I got quiet and melancholy. For days, I had been coming across Starbucks, McDonald’s, KFC, Papa John’s, and now, Dunkin’ Donuts! Medellín had been overrun by the chains. Anot...
Tags: Travel, Taylor Swift, Boston, Massachusetts, Colombia, West, Egypt, Globalization, Starbucks, Morgan Freeman, Michelin, John, Scandinavia, Disneyland, Medellin, Kfc


‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ Re-Release Planned for 40th Anniversary

It’s time to once again look on the bright side of life. Monty Python’s Life of Brian is headed back to theaters to mark its 40th anniversary (if you saw it in theaters during its original theatrical run, congrats, you’re old!). The classic comedy that had the surreal comedy group taking the piss out of the New Testament is set for a  400-screen release in April spanning the U.K. and U.S. Life of Brian Between the 1970s and 1980s, Monty Python made three narrative films – Monty Python a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Monty Python, Brian, Scandinavia, Terry Jones, Life of Brian, Australia Canada Germany, Trafalgar Releasing, Monty Python s Life of Brian, U S Life of Brian Between, Brian Brian Cohen Graham Chapman, Pontius Pilate Michael Palin, Marc Allenby


4 big moments from Robyn’s return to LA with two nights of ‘Honey’

There’s a tendency to dismiss dance music as a trifle, a pop confection of rhythms and beats with lots of sugar and little substance, but the return of Robyn – on the new album “Honey” and on stage in L.A. this weekend – gives the lie to that thesis. The Swedish singer played the first of two shows at the Hollywood Palladium as part of the Red Bull Music Festival Los Angeles, and while there certainly is plenty of disposable pop in the world today there’s very little indeed with the emotional de...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Madonna, Honda, Scandinavia, Metronomy, Ibiza, Robin, Concerts, Robyn, Kelly, Snoop, Hollywood Bowl


Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel

Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel – Did you know that traveling in Scandinavia is fascinating? Scandinavia is one of the profoundly serene regions of the world. It is full of stunning mountains, beautiful coastline, friendly locals, super-efficient cities, and postcard-worthy farmland. Travel Packages & Tours to Norway for seniors will make you feel like you […] The post Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel appeared first on Go Green Travel Green - Going Green, Liv...
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Lovely-Charming Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel

Lovely-Charming Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel – Did you know that traveling in Scandinavia is fascinating? Scandinavia is one of the profoundly serene regions of the world. It is full of stunning mountains, beautiful coastline, friendly locals, super-efficient cities, and postcard-worthy farmland. Travel Packages & Tours to Norway for seniors will make you feel like you […] The post Lovely-Charming Tips on Winter Scandinavia Travel appeared first on As We Tr...
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PE-backed API sells EMS business to Kitron

API Technologies Corp, a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, has sold Windber, Pennsylvania-based API Defense USA Inc, its electronics manufacturing services business, to Kitron. No financial terms were disclosed. Canaccord Genuity served as financial adviser to API on the deal while Jones Day and Miller & Chevalier provided legal counsel. PRESS RELEASE MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — API Technologies Corp. (“API”), a leading provider of high performance RF and microwave...
Tags: Trends, United States, M&a, Scandinavia, Canaccord Genuity, EMS, PE, J F Lehman Company, API Technologies Corp, Bob Tavares, Miller Chevalier, Lehman Company, Windber Pennsylvania, API Defense USA Inc, Electronics Manufacturing Services, Company to Kitron Inc


Flybmi tells customers to seek refunds from credit card companies

Sister group Loganair to take over some routes as thousands remain out-of-pocketFlybmi is advising customers to seek refunds from credit and debit card companies or rebook with other airlines after the company collapsed late on Saturday, leading to the cancellation of thousands of journeys.On Sunday night, it emerged that Flybmi’s Glasgow-based sister company Loganair, which flies to the Scottish Highlands and Islands as well as to a small number of destinations in England, Ireland and Scandinav...
Tags: Business, UK News, Air transport, Airline Industry, Glasgow, Scandinavia, Islands, Loganair, England Ireland, FlyBMI


America’s role model should be America

President Trump may take blind patriotism too far, but his often nativist stance seems likely to prevail against Democrats whose policy prescriptions increasingly draw from “models” as China, Scandinavia or Germany. Such infatuations have been commonplace for a century among intellectuals inspired variously by Imperial Germany, fascist Italy, the Soviet Union or mercantilist Japan. Over time, these shiny models usually ended up like broken toys on the bedroom floor of an overindulged toddler. Ye...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, California, Opinion, China, Germany, America, Eu, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Italy, Middle East, Venezuela


Knitting patterns around the world

Knitting has a bad rap. Everyone seems to think it’s the stuff of grannies, moms-to-be, and boring people who haven’t yet discovered the joys of television. But it’s hardly an insignificant craft, and it should certainly not be synonymous with old age and domesticity. Knitting was invented out of necessity for us to not freeze our butts off and has become, over the past 18 centuries or so, an art form that is the carrier of culturally specific techniques, tools, and traditions. The classic pa...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Scotland, Boston, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Scandinavia, North Sea, Knitting, All, Shetland Islands, Shetland, First Nation, Helene


NENT’s Viaplay Orders Scandinavian Premium Series ‘Commando,’ ‘Cryptid’

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the operator of Scandinavia’s leading streaming service Viaplay, has ordered “Cryptid,” the Swedish-language horror series produced by Dramacorp, and Per-Olav Sørensen’s series “Commando” which is based on actual events and set in Norway, Libya and the UK. “Commando” is an eight-episode series based on the special operation carried on in […]
Tags: UK, News, Global, Scandinavia, Dramacorp, Viaplay, Norway Libya, NENT, NENT Group, Nordic Entertainment Group NENT Group, Olav Sørensen


Urbanears' $50 on-ear headphones have good sound for the price, and their collapsible design makes them great for travel

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Urbanears' Plattan 2s are a great pair of on-ear headphones that describes your individuality without breaking the bank. The wired version is only $50. However, the low price also comes with some concessions. While expertly crafted, the Plattan 2s aren't the most comfortable pair of headphones around and come with some audio issu...
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Netflix Closing In on Deal for French Submarine Thriller ‘The Wolf’s Call’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix is closing in on a deal for Antonin Baudry’s “The Wolf’s Call” (“Le Chant du Loup”), an anticipated big-budget French submarine thriller, for multiple territories. The streaming service is in advanced negotiations to pre-buy “The Wolf’s Call” from Pathé International for North America, Latin America, Spain and Scandinavia, as well as for France, where […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Netflix, Scandinavia, Wolf, Pathe, Omar Sy, Alain Attal, Antonin Baudry