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The University of Zurich (UZH) with over 26,000 students, the largest university in Switzerland. The University of Zurich was founded in 1833 as the first university in Europe of a democratic state and is one of the best in German-speaking universities. Seven faculties offer a variety of opportunities for study at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. In addition, the University of Zurich has a wide range of continuing education portfolio.

The University of Zurich is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) among the leading European research universities.

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Las olas de calor empeoran la salud mental

Las olas de calor, y los efectos que tienen en nuestra salud mental, son un importante recordatorio de que lo mejor que podemos hacer para ayudarnos a nosotros mismos y a las generaciones futuras es actuar contra el cambio climático.
Auto de fe presidido por Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Pedro Berruguete, entre 1493 y 1499). Wikimedia Commons / Museo del Prado

Los efectos de la Inquisición todavía se perciben hoy en día

200 años después de la desaparición de la Inquisición española, los habitantes de las zonas afectadas parecen ser más pobres, menos educados y más desconfiados.
Si les singes ne peuvent pas parler comme nous, ils sont capables de communiquer. Drawkman/Shutterstock

« Dis-moi, pourquoi les animaux ne parlent pas ? »

C’est vrai que la plupart des animaux ne peuvent pas utiliser des mots comme nous, mais ils sont capables de communiquer énormément d’informations.
The bodies of comb jellies like Mertensia ovum are soft, meaning they rarely fossilize. (Alexander Semenov)

Finding a rare fossilized comb jelly reveals new gaps in the fossil record

Fossilized comb jellies, or ctenophores, are rare because the creatures are almost completely soft-bodied. Rare fossil finds are helping us learn more about ancient animals and evolution.
Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker. Alamy

How 9/11 changed cinema

In a time of increasingly complex geopolitical entanglements and moral failings, these films articulate a yearning for unsullied heroism, effective leadership and appropriate responses to crises.
Milling grain meant less wear and tear on neolithic teeth, which had other effects on language. Juan Aunion/Shutterstock.com

Softer, processed foods changed the way ancient humans spoke

Considering language from a biological perspective led researchers to the idea that new food processing technologies affected neolithic human beings’ jaws – and allowed new language sounds to emerge.

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