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2008-07-17 03:00:31

A fungicide used to prevent mold may be the cause of several thousand cases of aggravated eczema in northern Europe, Swedish researchers say. Researchers at Malmo University Hospital said the substance, which contains the chemical dimethyl fumarate, has been linked to furniture manufactured by the Chinese company Linkwise, the newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet reported Wednesday. The English-language Local newspaper said the Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen) is in the process...

2006-04-12 14:42:25

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Swedish geologists have found fossilized feces from a worm that lived some 500 million years ago, media reports said Wednesday. The tiny piles of feces were found embedded in rock-face near Malmo in southern Sweden by geologists Mats Eriksson and Fredrik Terfelt, newspaper Sydsvenskan reported. Eriksson told the newspaper they examined the level of phosphorus of the samples and that "we realized pretty soon that it could not be anything other than coprolites, in other...

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2005-05-03 00:35:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- After Levin Dombrowsky's body was dissected in an anatomy class, his skull was tagged "Jew" and added to a collection of human remains that scholars believe may have been used for racial research. On Monday, 126 years after the 25-year-old immigrant hanged himself in his jail cell, Dombrowsky's skull was buried at a Jewish cemetery in southern Sweden. "We see symbolism in this, that this dark chapter in Swedish history - racial biology - is over," said Helmer...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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