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Winklevoss brothers Bitcoin billionaire twins to address St Moritz crypto event

Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, who made a fortune out of bitcoin, are to deliver a keynote speech at next year’s Crypto Finance Conference in St ...

This content was published on October 23, 2019 4:31 PM

Biodiversity Swiss highland grasslands are in decline

A study of meadows and pastures has shown that those at higher elevations are in worse condition than they were 20 years ago.

This content was published on October 21, 2019 3:17 PM

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Safe bet? 5G tests Switzerland’s limits on cybersecurity

As more governments mull the risks of working with foreign vendors of 5G networks, eyes are on Switzerland as one of the technology’s early adopters.

Air quality  Pollution continues to kill, including in Switzerland 

There are more than 4,000 premature deaths per year in Switzerland owing to air pollution, says a new report. 

This content was published on October 16, 2019 5:21 PM

Heatwaves Swiss glaciers shrink by 10% in five years

Glacier melt rates reached record levels during the summer heatwaves of 2019. This led to another year of major losses of ice volume.

This content was published on October 15, 2019 10:41 AM

Clots of potential Geneva researchers discover molecule responsible for tissue damage in heart attacks

A research team in Switzerland has discovered the lipid responsible for killing tissue during a heart attack, offering new hope for treatments.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 5:20 PM

Future of transport EPFL pulls out of Hyperloop to focus on sustainability

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has announced that it will no longer compete in the Elon Musk-organised transport competition.

This content was published on October 14, 2019 10:07 AM

Standing ovation Nobel winner Mayor feted at home university

Nobel Prize winner Michel Mayor was the star attraction as he attended the Dies Academicus at his alma mater, Geneva University, on Friday.

This content was published on October 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Swiss national museum Homesick for the mountains

Two hundred years ago, homesickness was thought to be a typically Swiss affliction, triggered by ‘Kuhreihen’, old herdsmen’s songs.