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Trendy and sustainable The new chic: pre-loved watches

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higher ed EPFL marks 50 years of scientific progress

Over the past five decades, the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) has been the home of many scientific discoveries.

#LivinginSwitzerland How young Swiss differ from older generations

We’ve come up with ten major differences between the generations in Switzerland.

Media under pressure Proposed UN convention aims to better protect journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) explains why it believes a new treaty is needed to protect media workers’ rights worldwide.

Notional rental value Home owners and tenants wary of reform plans

A new attempt is underway in Switzerland to do away with tax breaks for home owners who live in their own property.

International Geneva Red Cross develops war video games – with rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is developing video games as a training tool to teach the rules of war.

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

Exotic fibres Why bananas could be the fabric of the future

Can Swiss experiments with fibres from banana stem, nettle, wood or flax offer more sustainable alternatives to cotton?

Climate strikes Saving the planet and saving UBS – which is the emergency?

Young people are going on strike across Switzerland, demanding that the government declare a state of climate emergency.

Eight years of conflict Reflections on the lives of Syrian children in exile

On the 8th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, UN World Food Programme reflects on life for children uprooted from war.

Swiss initiative Could geo-engineering help reverse climate change?

Technologies that block solar radiation or remove CO2 could help tackle global warming. Switzerland is hoping the global community will explore them.

FAQs Spying game: what does the Swiss intelligence service do?

The Federal Intelligence Service is better known for embarrassing gaffes than for bloody missions. Ten FAQs about the FIS.