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

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

Henchman with the Nazi SS sought to cover up the mass murder that occurred at the Sobibór concentration camp in eastern Poland. Archeologists recently uncovered the site's hidden gas chambers and important artifacts that shed light on the victims. By Claus Hecking more... Video ]




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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

Resurrecting Königsberg: Russian City Looks to German Roots

The Allies bombed the Prussian city of Königsberg into the ground in 1944. Residents of what is today the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, a desolate Soviet landscape, are considering rebuilding the city center to reflect some of its historical German architecture. By Susanne Beyer in Kaliningrad, Russia more... Comment ]

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

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

In the city of Goethe and Schiller, classical music fans want another famous former resident to be honored in Weimar. They're seeking to rebuild the home of Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed some of his most important works in the city. By Karoline Kuhla more... Comment ]

The Unrelenting Ai Weiwei Show Evokes Danger and Urgency of Art

The Unrelenting Ai Weiwei: Show Evokes Danger and Urgency of Art

A major exhibition opens in Berlin this week of the work of Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist. Events like this are the very thing that protect him against further repression at home. The show is packed with moving works that are critical of the regime. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

The Digital Paradox How Copyright Laws Keep E-Books Locked Up

The Digital Paradox: How Copyright Laws Keep E-Books Locked Up

Many publishing houses don't allow their products to be lent out by digital libraries for fear of piracy. Articles and books by researchers are also affected. Readers are the ones who have to pay the price. By Hilmar Schmundt more... Comment ]

Digital Dairy Robotic Milk Production Takes Over

Digital Dairy: Robotic Milk Production Takes Over

Smaller dairy farms in Germany are rapidly disappearing, and with EU quotas on milk production set to expire next year, the process is likely to accelerate. The only way to survive is to turn cows into machines and keep them away from the meadow. By Jonathan Stock and Takis Würger more... Comment ]