UZH Magazin 4/20
Having children, the silk road's rougher side and material quantum leaps: In the dossier of the current UZH Magazine, we discuss how reproductive medicine can help with the desire to have children and where its limits are.
Stroke of fate or heart's desire – children are an essential part of life. Thanks to progress in reproductive medicine, people who in the past may have remained childless can now also have children. But should we exploit all possible medical options to fulfill our desire for children?
Podcast: «Wer steckt dahinter?» (Who is behind it?)
The new podcast for the UZH magazin «Wer steckt dahinter?» (Who is behind it?) takes a look behind the scenes of science at the University of Zurich and shows the people behind the research. Who are they? What drives them? What are they working on and what are they finding out?
The Social Media of Hunter-Gatherers
Friends and social networks have made humans innovative and successful, says Andrea Migliano. The anthropologist studies traditional indigenous societies that live like our ancestors did over 10,000 years ago.
Pringles and the Role of Chance
Chemists Michel Rickhaus and Fabian von Rohr specialize in looking for new materials that could play an important role in the electronics of the future.
The Silk Road's Rougher Side
High-speed highways don’t just facilitate transport and mobility. They can cut through communities, disadvantage people and arouse false hopes. A team of social anthropologists have been studying China’s massive Silk Road project.
Debate Law and Literature: Creon’s Dichotomy
Law is a cultural asset that has been fought for over centuries. Narratives help us bring order to communal life. Philosopher of law Matthias Mahlmann and author Lukas Bärfuss discuss the many connections between law and literature.
Interview: Gut Feelings and Climate Crises
Conspiracy theories are a response to people’s fears and offer a way to make sense of the world in times of crisis, say media researcher Brigitte Frizzoni and communications scientist Mike Schäfer. We sat down with them to talk about dangerous claims, good storytelling and world views that are immune to reason.
Explaining the World's Nebulous Machinations
As a journalist he searched in vain for experts who were examining the economic crisis from a historical perspective. Today Tobias Straumann is himself an award-winning specialist in economic history.