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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 ]

End of Life Care: 'We're Reluctant to Talk About Death'

End of Life Care: 'We're Reluctant to Talk About Death'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2015

Interview Bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande's new book focuses on medical care for the dying. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about end-of-life priorities, when treatment is a mistake and how rules in care homes are made to be broken. Interview Conducted by Laura Höflinger more... Comment ]

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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2015

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 ]

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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 20, 2015

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 ]

New ESA Head Wörner: 'We Could Build All Kinds of Things with Moon Concrete'

New ESA Head Wörner: 'We Could Build All Kinds of Things with Moon Concrete'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

On July 1, Johann-Dietrich Wörner will become the new general director of the European Space Agency. SPIEGEL speaks with him about his dream of building a colony on the moon and the difficulties of traveling to Mars. Interview Conducted by Olaf Stampf more... Comment ]

Epidemics Expert Jeremy Farrar: 'The Most Dangerous Emerging Disease Is Drug Resistance'

Epidemics Expert Jeremy Farrar: 'The Most Dangerous Emerging Disease Is Drug Resistance'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2014

British medical expert Jeremy Farrar is a key figure in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says that the development of vaccines is key because drug-resistant viruses and bacteria pose immense dangers. Interview by Katrin Elger and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]

Speed Science: The Global Hunt for an Ebola Vaccine

Speed Science: The Global Hunt for an Ebola Vaccine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2014

Medical researchers are frantically testing new drugs and vaccines in the hope of slowing down the Ebola epidemic. Thus far, results have been promising. It may only be a matter of weeks before the first patients in West Africa can be treated. By Veronika Hackenbroch, Markus Grill and Katrin Elger more... Comment ]

Fantastic Voyage: Europe Prepares First Comet Landing

Fantastic Voyage: Europe Prepares First Comet Landing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2014

On Wednesday, astronomers with the European Space Agency will attempt a maneuver that has never been tried before. A probe from the spacecraft Rosetta is to land on a comet some 500 million kilometers away. The mission could teach us about life on Earth. By Olaf Stampf more... Comment ]

Interview with Ebola Discoverer Peter Piot: 'It Is What People Call a Perfect Storm'

Interview with Ebola Discoverer Peter Piot: 'It Is What People Call a Perfect Storm'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2014

Almost four decades ago, Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. In a SPIEGEL interview, he describes how the disease was isolated and explains why the current outbreak is different than any that have come before. Interview Conducted by Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]