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Third-safest year for flying, German report shows

The number of people killed in air crashes in 2019 nearly halved from the previous year, Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC)...

Genetically edited babies: An ethical transgression

What did He Jiankui do? Just before a symposium in Hong Kong on 28 November 2018, the biophysicist announced that he had created human embryos...

Climate solutions: Technologies to slow climate change

It's a question that preys on our readers' minds: Can we invent our way out of climate breakdown? For many, dismayed by the pace of...

UK author John le Carré wins $100,000 human rights prize

David John Moore Cornwell, also known by the pen name John le Carré, has been revealed as the winner of the Olof Palme prize...

Werner Herzog: The extreme is his normal

After the Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by the European Film Academy in December 2019, veteran German filmmaker Werner Herzog (shown above left with actor...

No new lead on Dresden museum jewelry heist, say German prosecutors

German prosecutors have dismissed claims from a Tel Aviv-based security company that jewels stolen from a museum in the eastern city of Dresden...

Australian bushfires: The canary building the coal mine

As 2019 drew to a close, there were 12 houses on Jack Egan's street in North Rosedale in New South Wales. Today, only four...

‘Climate hysteria’ is picked as German ‘non-word of the year’ 2019

"Klimahysterie" (climate hysteria) has been named Germany's derogatory catchword of the year, announced the jury of the "Unwort des Jahres," (Non-Word of the Year)...

US director Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Cannes Film Festival directors are aiming to "shake things up" with the choice of US filmmaker Spike Lee as jury head. Lee said he...

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