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SWI Highlights 2016

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Insurance investigators – necessary or dangerous?
Spying with drones, surveillance in bedrooms, an intrusion into privacy: In the upcoming public vote on social insurance investigators, a lot is ... Spying with ...
When rugby goes farming
Farmers' work can be tough... the perfect fitness training for athletes! Players of the local rugby team in Biel have been helping out a farmer preparing his field a ...
Origins of life clues in glacial microbes
Thousands of micro-organisms inhabit the Swiss glaciers. Scientists are now talking a closer look at these bacteria, which managed to adapt to ... Thousands of ...
Swiss referendum against a change to gun laws
Following the attacks in Paris in November 2015, the EU tightened gun laws in its member states. As a Schengen country, Switzerland is also affected. Following ...
A historical cookery book for the modern age
"Ein schön Kochbuch" from the year 1559 is Switzerland's oldest-surviving German-language cookbook. Discovered by chance, it has now ... "Ein schön ...
Switzerland: a country of dual nationals?
Every fifth Swiss has dual nationality. In Geneva, it's almost half of the population. Swiss public television, SRF took a closer look at why residents with foreign ...
A final resting place in Switzerland
Famous rich people don't just come to Switzerland for fancy holidays in the Alps, some of them choose it as their final destination. Yes, Swiss cemeteries host ...
From cable car to sauna
Fancy a sauna in your back garden? What about if it was in an old cable car…? (RTR/swissinfo.ch) Nouvo brings you short videos about Switzerland, Swiss ...
Researching tsunamis in Switzerland
Researchers at the University of Bern have been drilling for core samples at three locations around Lake Lucerne. They have been investigating if .
How do the Swiss memorise yodel melodies?
It consists of hundreds of different similar-sounding melodies: natural yodelling. This has always been passed on from yodeller to yodeller ... It consists of ...


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