Tag Archives: Finnish

Radioactive Reflections – A Radiochemist’s Take on Nuclear Power, Frog Legs, and Cigarettes

When Eerika Häkkinen was young, she used to carry a “Nuclear, No Thanks” -badge with her wherever she went. Later she began to study chemistry at the University of Helsinki, and thought that majoring in radiochemistry would be a great … Continue reading

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Mothers for Nuclear – My story

Mothers for Nuclear is a new environmental organization started by two mothers, Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz, to organize pro-nuclear mothers to speak out and begin an international dialogue about nuclear power and environmental protection. Like them, I used to … Continue reading

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The Intriguing Case of Narcolepsy and Swine Flu

Interestingly, a study published in Nature Medicine indicates that young people were dying of the swine flu because of the excessive response of their own immune system Continue reading

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Shamelessly Serendipitous

This piece is about my journey as a writer from one language to another – from Finnish to English. It was originally published in The Woolf, a literary online publication in Switzerland, in their summer 2014 issue themed Exploitation. It’s about the linguistic exploitation of one’s mother tongue as a non-native writer. Continue reading

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