International: BeyondTomorrow archive

Fact-Check: Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

Fact-Check: Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

November 30, 2016, 06:32 PM

Children of immigrants fare worse in school? You have to go to college if you want to earn a lot of money? There are plenty of myths surrounding social advancement in Germany -- and many of them are out of step with reality. more...


Born without Arms and Legs: 'I'm Glad I Don't Need Any Shoes'

Born without Arms and Legs: 'I'm Glad I Don't Need Any Shoes'

November 30, 2016, 06:31 PM

Janis McDavid, 25, was born with no arms and legs. But he still goes to university, drives a car and travels the world. Today he is embarking on his career. How, though, does he do it? By Heike Klovert and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video | Comment ]

Actress Dayan Kodua: 'I Got Into Fights Pretty Often'

Actress Dayan Kodua: 'I Got Into Fights Pretty Often'

November 30, 2016, 06:21 PM

Originally from Ghana, Dayan Kodua was the first black Miss Schleswig-Holstein and has become a successful actress in Germany. But she still finds herself frequently confronted by stereotypes. How does she fight back? By Silke Fokken and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video ]


Shattering the Glass Ceiling: A Woman Who Showed What's Possible

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: A Woman Who Showed What's Possible

November 30, 2016, 05:56 PM

Lore Marie Peschel-Gutzeit is one of Germany's best known female lawyers. At 84, she still works six days a week. She managed to break through just about every glass ceiling there was in law and politics on her way to the top. But at what cost? By Heike Klovert and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video | Comment ]

Taxi Driver: Finding Happiness in a Time of Need

Taxi Driver: Finding Happiness in a Time of Need

November 30, 2016, 05:47 PM

After a long illness, Christian Brüggmann, 56, sent out 150 applications in an attempt to return to his previous career in banking. He received 150 rejections. "Then I'll just drive a cab," he told himself -- and started down the road to happiness. By Heike Klovert and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video | Comment ]


Bullied by Teachers: 'You're Too Dumb for Math'

Bullied by Teachers: 'You're Too Dumb for Math'

November 30, 2016, 05:40 PM

As a schoolchild, Barbara Sengelhoff was often insulted and maltreated by her teachers and frequently cried on her way to school. Later, she became a teacher herself. It was a good decision. By Armin Himmelrath and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video | Comment ]

Nature Conservation Quiz: Where Species Are Going Extinct

Nature Conservation Quiz: Where Species Are Going Extinct

November 18, 2016, 10:35 AM

Many of Earth's flora and fauna are threatened with extinction. That much you already know. But do you also know where our forests are disappearing and which countries are trying to save them? Find out more by taking our quiz. more...


Deforestation on Borneo: Fighters For The Forest

Deforestation on Borneo: Fighters For The Forest

November 17, 2016, 03:42 PM

The Indonesian rain forest is shrinking dramatically, because farmers and multinationals use the land for agriculture. Four activists fight for the forest, with completely different means: from their bare hands to smartphones. By Jacopo Ottaviani (Text) and Isacco Chiaf (Photos/Videos) more...

Space Odyssey: A New Technology for Following Songbirds

Space Odyssey: A New Technology for Following Songbirds

October 22, 2016, 12:14 PM

There are 1.6 billion songbirds in Europe and half of them fly south for the winter. Scientists would like to follow them -- but keeping up isn't easy. At least for now. By Christoph Seidler more... Video | Comment ]


Interactive Globe: The Climate Implications of Electricity for All

Interactive Globe: The Climate Implications of Electricity for All

October 04, 2016, 10:39 AM

The UN would like to ensure that everybody in the world has access to electricity by 2030. But what are the implications of that ambitious goal for global warming? Explore our interactive globe to find out! more...