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Digital Pioneers: Peter Gloor The Swiss inventor whose story is the internet

Peter Gloor had a front-row seat to the early days of the World Wide Web. Today, he is driven by the desire to connect and improve the world. 

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Alarming survey Many Swiss schoolchildren exposed to online hazards

Swiss schoolchildren are exposed to worryingly high levels of cyber-bullying, internet grooming, privacy violations, pornography and other ...

This content was published on May 23, 2019 10:58 AM

Worst-case scenarios What a Swiss nuclear disaster could do to Europe

If there were a serious accident at one of Switzerland’s nuclear reactors, many of the radiation victims would be residents of other countries.

Hive of activity Breeding bees in Swiss valleys

Swiss photographer and beekeeper Marc Latzel has documented a special type of bee that thrives among the Alps.

Future food Swiss supermarket invests in Israeli lab-grown steak firm

Switzerland’s biggest retailer Migros has invested in an Israeli start-up, Aleph Farms, which specialises in lab-grown meat.

This content was published on May 14, 2019 6:42 PM

Hydroengineering Tunnelling through a glacier keeps villages from flooding

A glacial lake in Switzerland has been filling with meltwater, endangering the residents of the valley.

Methane emissions Swiss start-ups hope to slow climate change with cow burps

Could changing what cows eat help keep the planet from warming? Several Swiss companies say they have found solutions.

Medical transport drones Swiss Post drone crashes in Zurich - again 

A drone belonging to a Swiss Post medical deliveries scheme crashed on Thursday in a Zurich forest – the second crash in four months. 

This content was published on May 9, 2019 4:34 PM

Overshoot day WWF: Switzerland’s 2019 natural resource quota already used up

Switzerland has exhausted all the natural resources at its disposal for 2019, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

This content was published on May 7, 2019 11:01 AM

Finding good wells Swiss project gets water flowing to massive refugee camp

In a refugee camp, one of the first challenges is water, but a methodology developed in Switzerland has quadrupled a Ugandan camp’s water supply.

Mental health  Study identifies 20 new genes associated with bipolar disorder 

An international research team, including scientists from the University of Basel, has identified 20 new genes associated with bipolar disorder.  

This content was published on May 3, 2019 3:12 PM

Humanitarian rodents Rats save lives in landmine-infested areas

Rats aren't always popular, but they can be trained to do dangerous, life-saving work.

Anarchists in Switzerland: part 4 When bombs shook Geneva

​​​​​​​In the early 1900s, Geneva was the site of two explosions. Both of them were the work of anarchists amid turbulent times for Switzerland.