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Space@yourservice Budding astronauts take a late-night ice plunge

Several aspiring astronauts have been taking late-night dives under the ice as part of a training camp to reproduce the conditions of a space mission.

This content was published on February 15, 2020 5:41 PM

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International day Women still struggle to make inroads into science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science has been highlighting how hard it is to forge a successful career, also in Switzerland.

Science Saturday Research finds financial benefits of biodiversity

Farmers could increase their revenues by increasing biodiversity on their land according to interdisciplinary research in Switzerland and Germany.

This content was published on February 8, 2020 11:36 AM

cheops Swiss exoplanet telescope: first, good pictures

A space telescope developed by Swiss researchers to observe distant planets has successfully delivered its first pictures.

This content was published on February 7, 2020 3:22 PM

2019-nCoV Coronavirus: how much panic should the world be in?

Coronavirus has been labelled a health emergency of “international scale” by the World Health Organization (WHO). How worried should we be?

Industrial espionage One third of Swiss companies are spied on

Switzerland is an attractive target for industrial espionage. For the first time, a study shows the extent of the problem.

Medical advances Swiss scientists discover ‘antiviral’ powers of sugar

Swiss and British researchers have modified sugar molecules so that they are capable, by simple contact, of destroying viruses, without toxicity ...

This content was published on January 29, 2020 8:00 PM

Coronavirus Health office confirms no cases of coronavirus in Switzerland

The two people had been kept in isolation after returning from a trip to China and showing signs of an infection. 

This content was published on January 28, 2020 12:38 PM

Coronavirus    Chinese virus expected to hit Swiss tourism industry

Officials say the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a 30-50% drop in the number of Chinese tourists to the Alpine country in the coming weeks.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 9:52 AM

Environmental protection Global warming goals impossible, Nobel laureate tells Swiss paper

It will be impossible to meet international policy targets on global warming, American Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus has told a Swiss newspaper.

This content was published on January 26, 2020 3:11 PM

Medical samples Swiss Post drone deliveries to resume after crashes

Swiss Post drone deliveries of medical samples to hospitals are to resume on Monday, after being suspended since May 2019 in the wake of two crashes.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 4:17 PM