The governing Federal Council was quoted as saying that the binary gender model is still strongly anchored in Swiss society, hence rejecting a third-gender option on official records.
Neuroscientist Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project and professor at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, said that the human brain is capable of building structures with up to 11 dimensions.
Despite being one of the richest nations in the world, Switzerland is one of the least energy self-sufficient, with domestic power production only meeting 25% of the nation's energy requirements. The current situation has become so dire that Switzerland’s environment minister is suggesting that people shower together in order to save energy.
According to Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain, the pandemic created a new billionaire every 30 hours and pushed a million into extreme poverty every 33 hours.
With gas and oil exports accounting for 30 to 40 percent of Russia's budget, Switzerland's position in this wartime equation cannot be underestimated. This is how Switzerland is helping Russia avoid sanctions.
Half a ton of cocaine worth more than $50 million and said to be 80% pure was seized from an espresso factory in Switzerland by local cops.
The city of Lugano, Switzerland, will make bitcoin legal tender and allow citizens to pay for public service fees or taxes in bitcoin, city director Pietro Poretti co-announced in an event livestreamed on Thursday alongside mayor Michele Foletti and CTO of Tether Paolo Ardoino. The city has already worked with over 200 merchants to propel the adoption of bitcoin and Lightning payments.
A criminal case trial against Credit Suisse for cocaine trafficking has begun in Switzerland. Despite strong indications that the funds were of criminal origin, a former Credit Suisse official carried out conducting transactions for the ring.
Swiss health minister Alain Berset has signaled that the Alpine nation’s controversial use of a Covid-19 certificate system could soon be over since the public health response to the pandemic appeared to be “on the right track.”
Switzerland has rejected the AstraZeneca Oxford COVID-19 vaccine due to lack of sufficient data.
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