Main content

Here are the first two stories related to the main content

François Bonivard In the footsteps of the real prisoner of Chillon

Château de Chillon is the most-visited monument in Switzerland. Its reputation is due in large part to Lord Byron’s poem, The Prisoner of Chillon.

Additional content

The following is a list of topics and material that could be useful for you.

Follow-up material to accompany the main content

Here are additional stories besides the main content

Studying Switzerland The German researcher who rocked Swiss cheese

When Michael Harenberg came to Switzerland, he never imagined he would find himself trying to find out whether cheese can be improved with music.

science saturday Researchers develop tiny implants to release painkillers

Researchers at the EPFL have developed tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body after orthopaedic prosthetic operations.

This content was published on August 10, 2019 12:04 PM

No Blackout The invisible ghost in the machine

Artist Marc Renaud attempts to capture the indispensable but invisible force that powers civilization.

'Smile for the future' Lausanne environment activists call for action on global warming

An international summit of young climate activists has called for concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This content was published on August 9, 2019 4:28 PM

UN report Why countries like Switzerland are being urged to eat less meat

The latest UN climate report recommends sustainable food habits to preserve the land and limit climate change. Switzerland is no exception.

Foetus-friendly  Zurich researchers develop world’s smallest stent 

Scientists in Zurich have developed the world’s smallest stent – 40 times smaller than previously possible.  

This content was published on August 8, 2019 4:55 PM

Climate summit Greta Thunberg responds to her critics in Lausanne

The sixteen-year-old has dismissed claims that she is being manipulated, saying people should concentrate on the climate crisis rather than her. 

By the numbers How climate change affects Switzerland

On average, Switzerland is about 1.9° Celsius hotter now than in 1864. Where and by how much have temperatures most drastically changed?

Climate change Should the Matterhorn be closed to tourists?

Some mountain guides say the Matterhorn should be closed to climbers for safety reasons. Climate change is being blamed.

This content was published on August 4, 2019 4:29 PM

E-Voting These are the arguments that sank e-voting in Switzerland

The idea of e-voting in Switzerland has been shelved for the moment. So what are the arguments against it?

CHaracterizing ExOPlanets Satellite Swiss exoplanet telescope cleared for orbit

A space telescope developed by Swiss researchers to observe distant planets has passed all tests and is ready to be launched into orbit end of the ...

This content was published on July 29, 2019 5:47 PM