7. June 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

A platform above the storm

World Press Photo has rewarded the world’s best press photos since 1955. It all started with an association of Dutch photo journalists.

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3. May 2018

Modern Age | Politics

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When Aarau became the capital city

220 years ago, Aarau was the political centre of Switzerland. The euphoria was huge, but Aarau retained its status as the capital city for only around five months.

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25. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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The time the Bernese put their foot on the gas

The people of Bern are known for their warmth, not for their speed. As far as gas usage goes, though, they were once well ahead of the field – quicker even than their countrymen in Zurich.

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16. April 2018

20th / 21st century | Photography

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The vibrancy of Sechseläuten 100 years ago

Five early colour photos from 1914 show just how colourful the Zurich spring festival was even 100 years ago.

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12. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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A new view of the world

Every era has its mass media. The peep box in the 18th century marked the start of the development of modern visual media.

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9. April 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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From the draisine to the mini-scooter

How did the modern mini-scooter come to be in its present form? It all began in 1817 with a cumbersome wooden vehicle for bumpy Sunday journeys.

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