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Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296.

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. It is the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 390 km (240 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.

Together with the cities of Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns, Helsinki forms the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 1.5 million. Often considered to be Finland's only metropolis, it is the world's northernmost metro area with over one million people as well as the northernmost capital of an EU member state. After Stockholm and Oslo, Helsinki is the third largest municipality in the Nordic countries. The city is served by the international Helsinki Airport, located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, with frequent service to many destinations in Europe and Asia.

Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest.

Helsinki has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world. In 2011, the British magazine Monocle ranked Helsinki the world's most liveable city in its liveable cities index. In the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 liveability survey, Helsinki was ranked ninth among 140 cities.




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Science X staff
August 27, 2021
How to design efficient demo areas for urban carbon sequestration? In the latest policy brief research groups from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University focus on the main principles of urban demonstration areas using biochars for carbon sequestration.
Science X staff
August 19, 2021
A research project affiliated with the University of Helsinki's Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) has identified serious deficiencies in the Stoffenmanager and Advanced REACH Tool occupational exposure models used for assessing chemical safety and calls for the discontinuation of their use in statutory chemical safety assessment.
Paavo Ihalainen
July 22, 2021
An international collaborative study led by University of Helsinki has conducted a holistic study to investigate the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on several air quality pollutants for the Po Valley region in northern Italy. The area is well known to have one of the worst air quality standards in Europe and is highly influenced by anthropogenic (human-led) activities. The study was done between research groups in Finland, Italy and Switzerland and the results were published in the journal Environmental Science: Atmospheres.
Science X staff
July 6, 2021
Faba beans have been an excellent source of food protein since pre-historic times, but about 5% of people can't eat them. Now, an international team of researchers has identified the gene responsible for the production of vicine and convicine, which are harmful to these people.
Science X staff
June 30, 2021
Predicting the potential effects of coral loss on fish communities globally is a fundamental task, especially considering that reef fishes provide protein to millions of people. A new study led by the University of Helsinki predicts how fish diversity will respond to declines in coral diversity and shows that future coral loss might cause a more than 40% reduction in reef fish diversity globally.
Tom Metcalfe
June 29, 2021
A 4,400-year-old life-size wooden snake unearthed in Finland may have been a staff used in "magical" rituals by a Stone Age shaman.
June 22, 2021
The Economic Times
While many Western countries are battling weak population growth, few are feeling the effects as sharply as Finland.
San Francisco Oy
June 22, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Das finnische Startup Contract Mill gibt den erfolgreichen Abschluss einer Finanzierungsrunde von über 1 Million € bekannt. Angeführt wurde die...
Science X staff
June 17, 2021
Peatlands are an important ecosystem that contribute to the regulation of the atmospheric carbon cycle. A multidisciplinary group of researchers, led by the University of Helsinki, investigated the climate response of a permafrost peatland located in Russia during the past 3,000 years. Unexpectedly, the group found that a cool climate period, which resulted in the formation of permafrost in northern peatlands, had a positive, or warming, effect on the climate.
Our Foreign Staff
June 11, 2021
The Telegraph
Former president says it 'should be obvious' that US intelligence on Russian election meddling is not trustworthy
May 27, 2021
Air France is strengthening its presence in Northern Europe. From 6 July, the airline will offer a new year-round service to Helsinki (Finland) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Initially operated four times a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays), it will become a daily service from 19 July 2021. Flights will be operated by Airbus A319 with 143 seats. Flight schedules (in local time): , , - Leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:00, arrives in Helsinki at 17:00, , - Leaves...
Science X staff
May 21, 2021
Finnish researchers have been the first to determine the cause for the nonsyndromic early-onset hereditary canine hearing loss in Rottweilers. The gene defect was identified in a gene relevant to the sense of hearing. The study can also promote the understanding of mechanisms of hearing loss in human.
Science X staff
May 20, 2021
Building more homes and buildings with wood has been on the radar for years as a way to offset carbon emissions, though construction companies have been hesitant to take the material in broader use. A study at Aalto University in Finland is now the first to show that building with wood can be a sound investment.
Science X staff
May 4, 2021
A new auroral phenomenon discovered by Finnish researchers a year ago is probably caused by areas of increased oxygen atom density occurring in an atmospheric wave channel. The speculative explanation offered by the researchers gained support from a new study.
Science X staff
May 3, 2021
A study encompassing some 9,000 dogs conducted at the University of Helsinki demonstrated that fearfulness, age, breed, the company of other members of the same species and the owner's previous experience of dogs were associated with aggressive behavior towards humans. The findings can potentially provide tools for understanding and preventing aggressive behavior.
Jenny Gross and Johanna Lemola
April 20, 2021
Finland, for the fourth consecutive year, topped a list of countries evaluated on the well-being of their inhabitants. "Really?" Finns ask.
Valo Therapeutics
April 19, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Valo Therapeutics Limited (Valo Tx), the developer of novel, adaptable immunotherapy platforms for cancer and infectious diseases, today...
Science X staff
April 7, 2021
It was found that event horses that wear thin or thick bits in events had a greater risk of moderate or severe oral lesions compared to horses wearing medium-sized bits, while straight bits were associated with lesions in the bars of the horse's mouth.
Gerard O'Dwyer
December 15, 2020
Authorities in Helsinki will use artificial intelligence and video technologies to help them automate monitoring of crowds
December 14, 2020
Changes in Viral Load in COVID-19 After Probiotics - Full Text View.
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