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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 unknowns for future…

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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 novel artificial muscles.

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Extreme political circles, fertile ground for conspiracy theories

The results of two international surveys of more than 100,000 participants across 26 countries show a correlation between belief in conspiracies and identification with the extreme left and, even more…

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