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NEUROSCIENCES

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 laughing too hard? Through…

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EVOLUTION

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 evolutionary biologists…

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CLIMATE

Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever before

2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were smashed by the great dearth of snow in winter and continuous heatwaves in summer. More than 6 percent of the ice volume was lost,…

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