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Alpine Initiative at 25 Has Alpine rail transport come far enough?

The Alpine Initiative aimed to shift the transport of goods through the Alps from road to rail. Where do things stand, 25 years on?

Mountain accident Crans-Montana avalanche claims a life

A 34-year-old man, who was pulled out of a Swiss ski resort avalanche, died from his injuries overnight. Three others sustained lesser injuries.

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Laurence Boillat Meet the woman who investigates domestic violence and political assassinations

What’s it like to be an expert investigator on international crimes? We talk to Laurence Boillat, a Swiss prosecutor who likes to get things done. 

On this day The day Palestinian militants attacked Zurich Airport

Fifty years ago, an airplane about to take off from Zurich for Tel Aviv was attacked by four armed Palestinian militants.

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In photos: Schaffhausen The woman who guards a Swiss town

The small town of Schaffhausen, on the border with Germany, is being guarded by a woman for the first time.

Biel-Bienne Can participatory democracy raise voter turnouts?

Citizens in Biel are among the least likely in Switzerland to get out and vote. Local authorities want to change this.

Advances Swiss cancer research yields breast-saving fat, better detection

The incidence of breast cancer in Switzerland is high, but research offers hope – especially the finding that cancer cells can be converted into fat.

Intrusion test Hackers wanted for Swiss e-voting system

Now open: Registration for anyone who wants to help reveal cracks in Switzerland’s future e-voting system – and maybe earn a cash bounty.

teaching and learning Changes ahead for homeschooling families

There are 1,000 children being homeschooled in Switzerland, 600 of them in the western Swiss canton of Vaud, but the rules there could be tightened.

Extreme conditions Swiss architect makes a mark in Antarctica

What does an Antarctic architect do? Gianluca Rendina designs “buildings” capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and icy, furious winds.  

Swiss drone valley Startup makes life-saving robots inspired by flies

The drones of Lausanne start-up Flyability can reach inaccessible areas, reducing not only costs but also the risk of a fatal accident.