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Environment - Earth Sciences - Jul 28
Environment - Earth Sciences
In Agatha Christie's novel The Pale Horse, the victims die of thallium poisoning. The author describes the action of the poison: the initial symptoms are similar to those of influenza; later signs include hair loss and stripes on the fingernails - at which point it is too late to administer an antidote.
Earth Sciences - Jul 28
Earth Sciences

Summer series - A calling for research. Maartje Bastings, the director of the Programmable Biomaterials Laboratory, has found the right balance between her passion for trail running, her DNA research and her family - In the small mountain village of Commeire, in the Swiss canton of Valais, chalets perch precariously on steep slopes.

Earth Sciences - Jul 20
Earth Sciences

Researchers used computer simulations to classify the current activity of corona structures on the surface of Venus. To their surprise, they found a previously undiscovered ring of fire on our neighbouring planet.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Jul 7
Environment - Earth Sciences

Global water consumption has increased almost fourfold in the past 100 years, and many regions can only meet their water demand thanks to essential contributions from mountain regions. In 30 years, almost a quarter of the world's lowland population will strongly depend on runoff from the mountains. Only sustainable development can ensure the important function of mountain areas as Earth's "water towers".

Earth Sciences - Jul 24
Earth Sciences

Research recently published in the journal "Science" has shown that lockdown measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 lead to a 50% reduction in seismic noise observed around the world in early to mid-2020.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Jul 16
Environment - Earth Sciences

An international consortium of scientists has refined the map of caesium and plutonium radionuclide concentrations in soils in Switzerland and several neighbouring countries. Using an archive of European soil samples, the team led by Katrin Meusburger from the University of Basel, now at the WSL research institute, was able to trace the sources of radioactive fallout between 1960 and 2009. This study was published in Scientific Reports.

Earth Sciences - Environment - Jul 1
Earth Sciences - Environment

Researchers from the Swiss Seismological Service SED and ETH Zurich are working with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre CSCS to develop a way of utilising geothermal energy safely with the help of supercomputers.


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