Islam and society
Teaching Islam in schools promotes tolerance
The growing religious diversity in Switzerland poses new challenges for schools as well. With this in mind, experts from the Universities of Fribourg and Lucerne have investigated...
Is It Possible to Learn without a Brain?
Certain animals have no need of a brain for learning things. This is the surprising discovery that Prof. Simon Sprecher of the University of Fribourg has laid out in a recently pub...
Extreme dwarfs and giants more likely to go extinct
Islands are biodiversity hotspots and home to animal species with unique features, including dwarfs that evolved to very small sizes compared to their mainland relatives, and giant...
Can Netflix keep you awake at night?
Binge-watching suspenseful TV series with cliffhangers before sleep has only minor effects on sleep. This has been shown by researchers from the University of Fribourg. The study s...
Bioinspired Nanosensors for Cancer Detection
For several cancers, detection at an early stage translates into more effective treatments and a better survival rate. Scientists at the University of Fribourg have developed bioin...
Supporting an urgent call to protect Madagascar's biodiversity with AI
A major review of Madagascar's unique biodiversity has just taken place, involving over 50 organisations worldwide. Madagascar is one of the world's foremost biodiversity hotspots...
Tickled in the name of research
Laughter is a form of vocal communication that sometimes gets in the way of speaking. How many of us have been in the situation where we simply cannot speak anymore because we are...
How turtles help to trace evolutionary changes
Ever since Darwin, we know that as a consequence of evolutional adaptation, species may change their appearances and body functions as the environment changes. A common question of...
Fewer animal experiments thanks to artificial models
How can methods and tools be developed to ensure that the number of animal experiments and the number of animals used in research are significantly reduced? A research team from th...