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Latest University of Gothenburg Stories

2011-06-14 23:00:24

One Swede in five is considered to have difficulties reading and writing, and the affected individuals tend to encounter great problems in modern society.

2011-06-14 21:17:45

The technology used to replace lost teeth with titanium dental implants could be improved.

2011-06-14 13:50:25

Education in democracy and human rights has improved the ability of women in northern Colombia to affect their own lives and their surroundings.

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2011-06-09 08:30:12

Birds and people both enjoy urban woodlands that have been cleared to just the right degree.

2011-06-08 16:08:07

A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that young Swedish women are more prone than men to perceive situations as risky.

2011-06-08 16:06:55

Annika Lindskog, Economics researcher from the University of Gothenburg, studied data from the Amhara region in rural Ethiopia and found that the schooling of older siblings, especially older sisters, has a positive effect on the schooling of younger siblings.

2011-06-08 13:05:18

Many young women do not want to start taking the contraceptive pill because they are worried that they will put on weight, or come off it because they think that they have gained weight because of it.

2011-06-07 19:52:38

Media often portray so-called hidden refugees as individuals who spend their days hiding behind closed curtains, and this leads to false perceptions of these people living underground and outside society.

2011-05-24 15:30:00

Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol.

2011-05-24 15:28:48

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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