Scientists Guide Lightning Bolts With Lasers for the First Time
The technology could one day protect wider areas than metal lightning rods do, perhaps shielding airports and launchpads during storms
This Record-Breaking Passenger Train Is Over a Mile Long
The Swiss locomotive clinched the world record last weekend
Swiss Glaciers Shrank to Half Their Size Since 1931
Historical images reveal dramatic change in Alpen ice coverage
Amateur Archaeologist Stumbles Onto Trove of Coins Dated to Constantine the Great's Reign
Found in Switzerland, some of the buried Roman coins were minted during a time of relative political stability, between 332 and 335 C.E.
A Gladiator Arena, Possibly the Last Ever Built, Discovered in Switzerland
Archaeologists unearth a fourth century amphitheater that stood on the far reaches of the Roman Empire more than 1,400 years ago
Amateur Archaeologist in Switzerland Unearths 2,000-Year-Old Roman Dagger
Lucas Schmid's find led to the discovery of hundreds of other ancient artifacts linked to a 15 B.C.E. battle between imperial and Rhaetian forces
Looking Beyond Surrealist Artist Meret Oppenheim's Famous Furry Teacup
A new exhibition highlights the dazzling breadth of the 20th-century painter, sculptor and photographer's oeuvre
3,000-Year-Old Submerged Settlement Discovered in Switzerland
Traces of a prehistoric pile dwelling suggest humans inhabited the Lake Lucerne area 2,000 years earlier than previously thought
Is the Artwork of Sophie Taeuber-Arp Still Avant-Garde?
Decades after she painted this canvas, a new show reconsiders a misunderstood Swiss artist
Their Doors May Be Closed, but Embassies Are Still Showing People the World
From cooking demonstrations to poetry readings to special exhibitions, exploring another country has never been easier
The World's Largest Chocolate Museum Debuts in Switzerland
Launched by Lindt, the attraction features a 30-foot-tall chocolate fountain and a tour of the sweet treat's history
Dublin Wants to Reclaim James Joyce's Body Before the Centenary of 'Ulysses'
Critics question whether the author, who died in Zurich after a 30-year exile, ever wanted to return home, even in death
This Iron Age Celtic Woman Was Buried in a Hollowed-Out Tree Trunk
The woman performed little physical labor during her lifetime and enjoyed a rich diet of starchy and sweetened foods
This Wine Festival in Switzerland Only Happens Once a Generation—and It's Taking Place Right Now
The renowned wine festival only takes places once every 20 to 25 years
Curator Will Plant 299 Trees in a Stadium to Make Statement on Climate Change
After the installation closes, the makeshift forest will be relocated to a public space, where it will remain accessible as a 'living forest sculpture'
For One Day Only, a Prized Picasso Will Decorate the Walls of a Lucky Swiss Art Fan’s Home
Hopefuls must submit an online application detailing how they would celebrate the singular opportunity by April 1
Scientists Played Music to Cheese as It Aged. Hip-Hop Produced the Funkiest Flavor
Researchers played nonstop loops of Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest and Mozart to cheese wheels to find out how sound waves impacted flavor
This New Art Museum Is Housed Inside of a Swiss Cave
The brainchild of Polish art collector Grażyna Kulczyk, Muzeum Susch is a gallery "with a disruptive outlook”
Researchers Unlock Secrets of Basel Papyrus
Now identified as a late antiquity medical document, the 2,000-year-old papyrus describes the phenomenon of female "hysterical apnea"
The EU Mulls Ditching Daylight Saving Time
The European Commission is polling citizens about whether the 28-nation bloc should keep springing forward and falling back each year