Socialogist Gabriel Bender, author of several books on wine and society, talks about how wine traditionally accompanies all stages of our lives, from the celebration of a birth to the bottle emptied to mark a death (free, French). Part of a conference series at the Valais Vine and Wine Museum, Sierre, which will open after the talk to visit the Oswald Ruppen photo exhibit.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The OECD’s third annual “How’s Life” report focuses this year on well-being in countries in the wake of the economic crisis, particularly in the euro zone. Switzerland, which has weathered the crisis better than most of its neighbours, comes out relatively well, in fifth place in the index linked to the report. […]
UPDATE – LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Researchers at the EPFL in Lausanne have shown that some common antibiotics increase longevity, with improved fitness and energy, in simple worms. The work, under the direction of Johan Auwerx, who holds the Nestlé metabolic energy chair at the university, offers promise for new research into solutions to human diseases […]