Sweden is now facing a newly powerful political party, the Sweden Democrats, that has a neo-Nazi past and advocates drastically cutting the country's liberal immigration policies.
The three winners of the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry found new ways to use the metal palladium as a chemical matchmaker.
The Swedish royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and athletic trainer Daniel Westling tests the bounds of progress in the palace – and in Swedish society.
Ash from Eyjafjallajokull, the Iceland volcano that erupted this week, has caused airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Scientists say the chemical makeup and shape of the ash cloud's dust particles will tell them more.