High-precision measurements challenge the understanding of Cepheids

Astronomy & Space

Scientists, through the VELOCE project, have clocked the speed of Cepheid stars - "standard candles" that help us measure the size of the universe - with unprecedented precision, offering exciting new insights about them.

Life Sciences - Jun 14

The genetic ’switches’ of bone growth

Life Sciences

Scientists at the University of Geneva have identified the genetic sequences that regulate the activity of the genes responsible for bone growth.

Life Sciences - Jun 13

Gaining a better understanding of brittle bone disease - without animal experiments

Life Sciences

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a cell-based bone model to help investigate the cause of this genetic condition.

Microtechnics - Jun 14

Robots au chocolat for dessert?


A fully edible robot could soon end up on our plate if we overcome some technical hurdles, say scientists involved in RoboFood - an project which aims to marry robots and food.

6,000 years ago, men and women had equal access to resources

History & Archeology

A team from the University of Geneva shows that all the people who lived and were buried in Barmaz necropolises (Switzerland) during the Neolithic period had the same access to food resources.

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