For millennia, man has been fascinated by the idea of global apocalypse. We're now able for the first time to develop preventive and defense technologies against some of the most destructive natural threats.
50 entertaining questions about the digital Revolution in Europe.
Three tendencies characterize modern education, especially at the university level. Can they be reversed? Maybe not, but they should be.
Despite his conservative critics, Obama's opening to Cuba is as significant as Nixon's opening to China in 1972. The arguments against this step forward just don't pass muster.
The West’s response in the fight against Ebola was sluggish at best. What lessons need to be learned in order to prevent such crises and help the countries that have been most affected by the virus?
For defying our terrible health norms, fat people are actually heroes – which tells us a lot about our society.
Too thin, too big, too tall, too small: we are permanently trying to transform our bodies. But corporeal improvement doesn't equal happiness.
Our bodies are complex, the systems which oppress them are many – and they can’t be wholly escaped.
You cannot see it and you cannot hear it. It happens silently every day, can hit anyone anywhere, and we can all be its unsuspecting victims. This is the new type of warfare:
We know that climate change is a reality, but an army of deniers led by business interests and supported by the mainstream media makes us believe that warnings of a climate calamity are overblown.
The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emi
No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border
On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the U
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.
For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using
The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the
Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.
Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.