Olympic Games 2012

While the London Olympics get underway, several sports are fighting for inclusion in the Olympic calender in 2020.

Fit, Fast, Fun...

Ultimate Frisbee is played competitively in more than 75 countries worldwide. Its fast-paced nature and laid-back attitude make it a good candidate for the next Olympic Games and a prime example for the spirit of Olympism.

Pull for Gold...

For twenty years, tug of war bathed in Olympic glory. But since 1920, the sport has drifted into obscurity. It's time for a revitalization.

Tables of Glory...

Table soccer is one of the world’s most popular leisurely sports. So why isn’t it part of the Olympics?

Racket Magic...

Squash has come a long way. Today, with a global audience and technical innovations, the sport is destined to ascend to Olympic status by 2020.


Most People Are Rationally Ignorant

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.

A Violent Tea Party?

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

Passage to India

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.

"Cities are making us more human"

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

No Glove, No Love

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.

Perfection Is Not A Useful Concept

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.

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