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Our Solar System: You Are Now Leaving Earth

Our Solar System: You Are Now Leaving Earth

September 02, 2015, 03:05 PM

With eight planets, five dwarf planets, at least 146 moons, more than half a million known asteroids and about 4,000 comets, the solar system is more crowded than you might think. Come join us on our cosmic voyage. And don't forget to turn on the Sound. By Christoph Seidler and Anne Martin  (Videos) more... Video ]


Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek: 'The World is a Piece of Art'

Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek: 'The World is a Piece of Art'

August 21, 2015, 08:19 PM

Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek talks to SPIEGEL about the universe's extraordinary symmetry, the overlap between beauty and physics and why we may be on the verge of a bigger discovery than the Higgs particle. Interview Conducted By Johann Grolle more... Comment ]


Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

August 21, 2015, 08:00 PM

In an interview, former Afghan secret service chief Amrullah Saleh discusses the recent wave of Taliban violence aimed at cementing power for its new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. He says the attacks are backed by Pakistan. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Deliberate Deception: Washington Gave Answer Long Ago in NSA Case

Deliberate Deception: Washington Gave Answer Long Ago in NSA Case

August 21, 2015, 07:44 PM

For months, the German government sought to create the impression it was still waiting for an answer from the US on whether it could share NSA target lists for spying with a parliamentary investigation. The response came months ago. By Matthias Gebauer, René Pfister and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Nobel Laureates: 'Women Are Just As Gifted in Science as Men'

Nobel Laureates: 'Women Are Just As Gifted in Science as Men'

August 20, 2015, 03:36 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Nobel Prize for medicine recipients Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and May-Britt Moser discuss the challenges women face in the male-dominated world of science and how they broke through the glass ceiling. Interview by Rafaela von Bredow and Kerstin Kullmann more... Comment ]

Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

August 20, 2015, 03:33 PM

China's slowing economy has German industry worried about its exports to Asia. But as it goes about beefing up the transportation sector, the country poses a completely different threat in the longer-term. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Islamic State: The Dutch Teen Who Maps the Jihadists

Islamic State: The Dutch Teen Who Maps the Jihadists

August 19, 2015, 05:45 PM

One of the foremost cartographers of the Islamic State conflict is a 19-year-old from Amsterdam. Now that he's graduated from high school, he's preparing to take his activism to the next level. By Katrin Kuntz in Amsterdam more... Comment ]

Refugee Chaos in Macedonia: 'Life-Threateningly Dangerous for Women and Children'

Refugee Chaos in Macedonia: 'Life-Threateningly Dangerous for Women and Children'

August 19, 2015, 02:32 PM

A dangerous bottleneck has formed in the Macedonian border town of Gevgelija, an important hub for refugees traveling to Western Europe. Those trying to reach the trains here face extreme heat, dangerous crowds and police bullying. By Raniah Salloum in Gevgelija, Macedonia more... Comment ]

Welcome to Germany: Locals Step In to Help Refugees in Need

Welcome to Germany: Locals Step In to Help Refugees in Need

August 18, 2015, 03:39 PM

While attacks against refugee homes dominate the headlines, a new movement to aid asylum seekers is taking root in Germany. From medical care to security services, locals are organizing what the state won't. more... Comment ]

'Secrets Must Remain Secret': German Intelligence Coordinator on NSA and Media Leaks

'Secrets Must Remain Secret': German Intelligence Coordinator on NSA and Media Leaks

August 14, 2015, 06:09 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier speaks of mistakes made by German intelligence, leaks of confidential information in Berlin and German timidity in the face of US spying. Interview Conducted By Michael Sauga, Jörg Schindler and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Migrant Misery: Greek Island of Kos Makes Refugees Fend for Themselves

Migrant Misery: Greek Island of Kos Makes Refugees Fend for Themselves

August 14, 2015, 04:27 PM

Up to 600 people arrive each night on the Greek island of Kos, fleeing wars, oppression and hunger. When they arrive, they are often made to sleep outside with not sanitation facilities available. Greek authorities seem uninterested in improving the situation. By Raniah Salloum in Kos, Greece more... Comment ]