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Crime Most multiple murders are in the family, says study

Most mass murders in Switzerland are carried out within families, for the most party by married Swiss men without criminal records, a study has found.

This content was published on November 15, 2019 4:20 PM

Controversial weapons Poll: most Swiss support ban on killer robots

Seven out of ten Swiss people believe their country should support a ban on so-called killer robots, a new poll has revealed. 

This content was published on November 13, 2019 3:55 PM

Swiss researchers lay foundations for smart microrobots

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a bird-shaped micromachine that can perform various tasks and could be used for medical operations. The ...

This content was published on November 9, 2019 11:15 AM

Rescuing the Reefs  Red Sea coral spotlights Swiss ‘Science Diplomacy’

Switzerland is working to bring countries around the Red Sea together to study heat-resistant corals found in its waters.

Outstanding research  Migration policy expert wins Latsis prize

Dominik Hangartner of ETH Zurich has been awarded the 2019 Latsis Prize for recognition of his work on migration policies and how to improve them.  

This content was published on November 6, 2019 12:00 PM

Seismic activity Seven small earthquakes shake southwest Switzerland

Switzerland was hit by seven small earthquakes early on Tuesday morning in the high mountain region between cantons Bern and Valais.

This content was published on November 5, 2019 11:17 AM

Higher education How important are university rankings?

Swiss universities tend to do well in university rankings. But how are they regarded by the institutions themselves?  

Geosatis Swiss-made ankle bracelets ride global prison reform trend

Swiss company Geosatis has become one of the principal suppliers of electronic ankle bracelets for convicts worldwide.

Higher education EPFL reportedly seeks bigger slice of federal funds

The Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is reportedly seeking more federal funds to support its recent expansion.

This content was published on November 3, 2019 2:56 PM

Anarchists in Switzerland: Part 7 When Zurich smelled the smoke of the ‘red terror’

In 1907 an attack on the police barracks in Zurich and a bomb blast that injured children sparked national outrage. Were the Russians behind it?  

Downloading and uploading What the new Swiss copyright law means for consumers of pirated online content

Rather than penalise those who download content that infringe copyright, the amendments target hosting providers.