Eccentric Habits: The Bizarre Rituals of Famous Geniuses

Eccentric Habits: The Bizarre Rituals of Famous Geniuses

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2013

One drank 50 cups of coffee a day, another disappeared to a stone hut in the forest to compose: Many celebrated geniuses have practiced quirky everyday rituals to help them overcome the difficulties of creating great works. more... Comment ]

Science of Parenting: 'There's No Such Thing as a Normal Family'

Science of Parenting: 'There's No Such Thing as a Normal Family'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2013

For his new book, author Andrew Solomon spoke with parents who have children completely unlike them -- with autism, Down syndrome or dwarfism. SPIEGEL spoke with him about his findings and how they changed his parenting. Interview Conducted By Johann Grolle and Julia Koch more... Comment ]

Is Your Coffee too Cheap? Using Brainwaves to Test Prices

Is Your Coffee too Cheap? Using Brainwaves to Test Prices

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2013

A German scientist is developing a new way of testing prices by measuring brain waves. Some marketing critics are horrified by the idea of feel-good pricing, but others argue it could make products more successful. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]

New UN Report: Climate Change Inaction Must End

New UN Report: Climate Change Inaction Must End

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 27, 2013

More than 800 experts from 195 countries have collaborated on the UN's lengthy new report on climate change. Despite points of scientific contention, the study uncovers worrying developments. Instead of arguing over the details, it's time the international community finally takes action. A Commentary By Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

Flipper Fail: Dolphins May be Dumber Than We Think

Flipper Fail: Dolphins May be Dumber Than We Think

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 27, 2013

For decades, it's been common knowledge that dolphins are among the world's smartest species. Now some researchers -- and a new book -- argue the supposed underwater geniuses aren't so special after all. By Philip Bethge more... Comment ]

Attic Mystery Solved: Mummy Has Plastic Bones and Real Skull

Attic Mystery Solved: Mummy Has Plastic Bones and Real Skull

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 25, 2013

A mysterious mummy found in a German attic has kept experts busy for several weeks. Now they have finally determined it's a fake. more...

Physik: Atomuhren messen Höhenunterschiede zentimetergenau

Physik: Atomuhren messen Höhenunterschiede zentimetergenau

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2013

Mit zwei Atomuhren und einer Glasfaserleitung haben Physiker den Höhenunterschied zwischen 2000 Kilometer entfernten Orten bestimmt. Der Fehler lag dabei bei lediglich vier Millimetern. Für das Verfahren interessieren sich nun auch Geoforscher. mehr... Forum ]

Mystery Intensifies: Attic Mummy Contains Human Bones

Mystery Intensifies: Attic Mummy Contains Human Bones

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2013

Many thought the mummy found last month by a boy in his grandmother's attic in Germany would turn out to be a phony. But scans show it contains real human bones, though probably not those of an ancient Egyptian. By Rainer Leurs more... Comment ]

Bad Blood: Report Suggests Doping in German Football

Bad Blood: Report Suggests Doping in German Football

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2013

Blood doping is not a problem in soccer -- that, at least, is the position of the German Football Association. But a new study identified anomalously high levels in blood samples taken from hundreds of players. By Daniel Drepper and Jonathan Sachse more... Comment ]

Testosterone Boom: Pharma Firms Spread Male Menopause Myth

Testosterone Boom: Pharma Firms Spread Male Menopause Myth

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2013

A supposed epidemic of male menopause is upon us -- but in reality, this is a prime example of how pharmaceutical companies create and exploit new markets. Treatments such as testosterone gels could be doing more harm than good. By Jörg Blech more... Comment ]