Cyber risks: protecting children from bullies – swissinfo

Social networking sites and chat forums carry risks for children that can be difficult to control. A new mobile phone package launched by the children’s organisation Pro Juventute should help to protect children from some of the dangers that lurk in cyberspace. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Gecko Emmentaler

This is the official information video produced by Emmentaler Switzerland and the ALP research institute regarding the first ever Emmentaler AOC with Gecko technology. It may sound exotic but it is actually very simple: the geckos are placed on the cows and once they are there, they can eat all the annoying blowflies. This means that the cows are more stress-free and produce more relaxed milk, which goes to producing better cheese.
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Antibiotic crisis – swissinfo

Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, warns that resistance to antibiotics could bring “the end of modern medicine as we know it”. Modern agriculture is part of the problem, with cattle routinely fed antibiotics, except in organic farming. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Sunny disposition – swissinfo

Villagers in the Swiss village of Hessigkofen, canton Solothurn, caught the green energy bug three years ago when the local council launched its own solar programme. The roofs of the village of 260 inhabitants are now festooned with solar panels: 3.1 square metres per head. That’s ten times the national average. Swiss TV took a closer look. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Mysterious holes to be turned into a tourist attraction.

A couple of years ago some of the ground collapsed in the village of Hellikon, not far from the German border. Mysteriously steaming holes appeared in the middle of a field.
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Making the grade – swissinfo

Places at upper secondary schools or ‘gymis’ are in hot demand in Switzerland. Over the next few days, primary school pupils in the canton of Zurich are taking their admission tests to these academic schools. About 20 per cent of all students attend gymis – leading to the ‘matura’ school leaving certificate, which grants access to all universities. The proportion is very low compared to other European countries, and there’s a political debate over whether access to high schools should be broadened. (SF/swis
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The Wild Seventies – swissinfo

The 60-year-old Swiss press photographer Emanuel Ammon has chosen his best images from the “wild Seventies” and created a photo book that reflects not only the prevailing attitude of the time and the sense of a new beginning, but also the belief in a bright future influenced by technology.
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