Students of Death: Euthanasia Doctors Seek Existential Answers at Auschwitz

Students of Death: Euthanasia Doctors Seek Existential Answers at Auschwitz

A group of Belgium's leading practitioners of euthanasia recently visited the Auschwitz concentration camp memorial to learn more about death and humanity. The trip proved to be just as controversial for the doctors as it did insightful. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]



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Interview with Hilary Mantel 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

Interview with Hilary Mantel: 'What's Happening in Britain at the Moment Is Really Ugly'

Hilary Mantel's historical novels are celebrated in Britain, but her critiques of the establishment are widely feared. In a SPIEGEL interview, she says her country is retreating into insularity and to attitudes prevalent in Victorian times. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


The Grapes of Wrath France's Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat

The Grapes of Wrath: France's Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat

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A Voice for the Dead Recovering the Lost History of Sobibór

A Voice for the Dead: Recovering the Lost History of Sobibór

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Hipster Village Berlin Nightlife Grows Up

Hipster Village: Berlin Nightlife Grows Up

For a decade, Bar 25 was one of Berlin's wildest clubs. Now, its founders want to create a new development on the site. It is to cater to former clubbers and preserve an element of 1990s Berlin. But the hurdles are high. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

The Orange Social Design Award Help Us Make Our Cities More Liveable

The Orange Social Design Award: Help Us Make Our Cities More Liveable

Vegetables for all and collection bags for second-hand treasures: Smart design doesn't just look good -- it also seeks to do good. That's why we're launching the Orange Social Design Award, to be bestowed on ideas that look great and improve life in the city. By Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]

Resurrecting Königsberg Russian City Looks to German Roots

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Interview with Alex Pentland Can We Use Big Data to Make Society Better?

Interview with Alex Pentland: Can We Use Big Data to Make Society Better?

In a SPIEGEL interview, American data scientist Alex Pentland discusses how data streams can be used to determine the laws of human interaction. He argues the information can be used to help forge better societies. more... Comment ]

The 'White Angel' Maidan Heroine Considers Future in Politics

The 'White Angel': Maidan Heroine Considers Future in Politics

Ukrainian physician Olga Bogomolets became a hero on Independance Square in Kiev by providing medical care to injured protesters. She has become a force in the country and has the potential to parlay her experiences into a promising political career. By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]

Bach to the Future Fans Want to Rebuild Composer's House

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