The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 16, 2018

In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

USC and Max Planck: The Double Life of a Top Robotics Researcher

USC and Max Planck: The Double Life of a Top Robotics Researcher

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2018

Robotics researcher Stefan Schaal had made it, a top researcher in a field that promised only to grow. But that apparently wasn't enough for him. By Rex Dalton more... Comment ]


Separating Siamese Twins: 'It Was the First Time I Cried in the Operating Room'

Separating Siamese Twins: 'It Was the First Time I Cried in the Operating Room'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 25, 2018

When pediatric surgeon Allan Goldstein entered the operating room to separate conjoined twins, he did so with the knowledge that one would have to die in order to save the other. He recalls the enormous surgical and ethical challenges. more... Comment ]

Interview with Ornithologist Richard Prum: What Duck Sex Reveals about Human Nature

Interview with Ornithologist Richard Prum: What Duck Sex Reveals about Human Nature

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 13, 2017

In an interview, Richard Prum, an ornithologist and curator at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, discusses the violent mechanics of duck sex, the beauty of bird-mating rituals and why human civilization was made possible by love. Interview Conducted By Johann Grolle more... Comment ]


Nazis on the Roof of the World: A Bizarre SS Expedition to Tibet

Nazis on the Roof of the World: A Bizarre SS Expedition to Tibet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2017

In 1938, an SS expedition led by German zoologist Ernst Schäfer trekked to Tibet, returning with priceless animal specimens. Many believe they had actually been sent to search for a lost Aryan race, but a new book argues that the truth is more complicated. By Matthias Schulz more... Comment ]

Kürzeste je gemessene Zeitspanne: 0,000000000000000007 Sekunden

Kürzeste je gemessene Zeitspanne: 0,000000000000000007 Sekunden

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 16, 2016

Sprinter kämpfen um Hundertstelsekunden, bayerische Forscher sind schon 16 Nachkommastellen weiter. Sie haben nun die kürzeste, je registrierte Zeitspanne gestoppt. mehr... Forum ]


Space Odyssey: A New Technology for Following Songbirds

Space Odyssey: A New Technology for Following Songbirds

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2016

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 ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Mathematician Ken Ono: 'You Will Never Succeed'

SPIEGEL Interview with Mathematician Ken Ono: 'You Will Never Succeed'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2016

Ken Ono is an award-winning mathematician who specializes in number theory. As a kid, his parents pushed him hard to be the best, and it almost drove him to ruin. He talked to SPIEGEL about young prodigies, suicide in Japanese culture and divine afflatus. more... Comment ]


The Psychology of Mortality: 'Death Anxiety Makes Us Hate People Who Are Different'

The Psychology of Mortality: 'Death Anxiety Makes Us Hate People Who Are Different'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 21, 2016

The fear of death is our constant companion. Psychologist Sheldon Solomon has researched how that anxiety affects our lives -- and found that being reminded of death can bring out our worst. Interview Conducted by Rafaela von Bredow and Johann Grolle more... Comment ]

Methane Plume: Leak Spreads Across LA's San Fernando Valley

Methane Plume: Leak Spreads Across LA's San Fernando Valley

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2016

More than 80,000 metric tons of methane gas have leaked from a storage site in northwestern Los Angeles, raising potential health concerns for people living in the area. Researchers are tracking its spread. By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News more... Comment ]