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How the CHEOPS space telescope learns about exoplanets
CHEOPS is a space telescope, whose name stands for 'CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite'. Unlike other missions dedicated to searching for new planets, ...
Jorge Viladoms brings musical education to Mexico
Jorge Viladoms, a Mexican pianist and professor at the Lausanne Conservatory of Music, could have turned his back on his youth without music education.
What is it like to work in Switzerland?
Switzerland has a strong economy, low inflation, low national debt and a low unemployment rate. It's hard to believe that only a few generations ago, Switzerland ...
Nuns: powerful women of the Middle Ages
The Middle Ages were a rough time for women. They were considered inferior to men, and very few were educated. Convents offered them opportunities that ...
Why is Switzerland one of the most expensive countries?
Everybody seems to agree, Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world, but why is that? The anecdotal evidence is there, and in the press, ...
How does asylum work in Switzerland
Switzerland has a humanitarian tradition and deals with relatively more asylum requests than other European countries, given the size of the population.
How to become Swiss
If you have a connection to Switzerland through your family or your partner and want to make it official by becoming Swiss yourself – this is how you can go ...
#swihack Live Stream of presentations
On location at #swihack Multilingual Journalism Hackathon organized by Swissinfo For more information, please visit https://swihack.ch --- swissinfo.ch is the ...
There’s plastic in your beer: here’s why
Plastic is all around us: it's so present in our everyday lives we don't just find it in our cupboards and on our desks, we even find it inside human bodies. A study ...
A sex change in the army
Lieutenant colonel Christian Hug told his bosses that he was going to become a woman. The army supported his decision and now Christine is the first ...

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