Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

Voting by Smartphone Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting. By Angela Gruber and Patrick Beuth more... Comment ]

The Country of Hunger A State of Deep Suffering in Venezuela's Hospitals

Venezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world, but under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro, its hospitals lack equipment, medicines, food, anesthetics and even pens. The doctors who remain face a daily struggle to treat patients with little more than hope. By Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]


Satellite Image Quiz: Where Our Glaciers and Forests Are Disappearing

Satellite Image Quiz Where Our Glaciers and Forests Are Disappearing

Satellites are taking pictures of the Earth around the clock. The images show how our planet is changing -- both naturally and because of human influence. Test your knowledge! more... Comment ]

The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?

The Never-Ending Summer Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?

Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon change our lives? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Matchmakers China's 200 Million Singles Are a Big Business

Many people in China who want to get married are having trouble finding a partner. The country's decadeslong one-child policy led to the country having more young men than women, and their growing prosperity is making them pickier. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

Shifting Overseas Route Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Playing Doctor with Watson: Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AI

Playing Doctor with Watson Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AI

IBM has big plans for how its Watson artificial intelligence software could change the medical industry. But a number of hospitals have ended their experiments with the platform, arguing that it doesn't help diagnose or treat diseases. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]

'That's It, We're Dead' Questions of Accountability After Tragedy in the Alps

Ten alpinists, including a guide with years of experience, set off to cross one of the Alps' most majestic mountaineering routes, the Haute Route. By the fourth day, a heavy snowstorm was brewing -- but the group kept going, with deadly consequences. By Hilmar Schmundt and Samiha Shafy more... Video | Comment ]


Alienating Immigrants: Is Germany Lurching To the Right?

Alienating Immigrants Is Germany Lurching To the Right?

Right-wing agitators are heating up the discussion about immigration in Germany and filling it with hate. Last week's resignation of national football player Mesut Özil over concerns about racism is spurring a necessary and emotional debate about social cohesion in the country. By Matthias Bartsch, Maik Baumgärtner, Anna Clauß, Georg Diez, Maximilian Popp and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]