Global warming is causing new rivers to form on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.
By using more than 25,000 satellite images, Andrew Tedstone and Horst Machguth, two researchers from the University of Fribourg, were able to observe that the runoff of water from...
The genetic origins of the world's first farmers clarified
The genetic origins of the first agriculturalists in the Neolithic period long seemed to lie in the Near East. A new study published in the journal Cell shows that the first farmer...
New director for the Adolphe Merkle Institute
In agreement with the University of Fribourg, the board of the Adolphe Merkle Foundation has appointed Prof. Ullrich Steiner as the new director of the Adolphe Merkle Institute. He...
Biodiversity: using artificial intelligence to better identify areas to protect
Can more species be saved from extinction by using artificial intelligence? A team of researchers, led by SIB Group Leader Daniele Silvestro of the University of Fribourg and Unive...
1.5 million Swiss francs for cryospheric research in Central Asia
While glaciers are shrinking worldwide, those in the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia show less change. They and the other components of the cryosphere (snow and permafrost) are key...
Strong idea earns researchers EU funding
Researchers from the University of Fribourg?s Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded a highly competitive European Pathfinder grant, worth a total of ?3 million, to develop nov...
Swapping spit helps ants share metabolic labour
New findings from University of Fribourg show how fluids passed mouth-to-mouth in a colony of ants allow them to divide and share metabolic labour and adapt to the colony's needs.
Vaccination of under 12-year-olds: a complex decision
While several countries have started to vaccinate children under the age of 12 against COVID-19, a study conducted by the University of Fribourg and the Murdoch Children's Research...
How tactile vibrations create illusions
Researchers from UNIGE and UNIFR decipher how the amplitude and frequency of tactile vibrations can bias how the brain interprets them.