Berliner Zeitung, 23./24. November 2019
About air pollution in the GDR, the true extent of which is only now becoming known
Loving and indulgent grandparents with lots of time – who wouldn’t want that? Thanks to increased life expectancy, many people’s wishes are now fulfilled and three generations in a family are normal. A booming branch of the social sciences – grandparent research – is investigating how generations live together today.
In the dry north-east of Brazil, in the Serra da Capivara, thousands of well-preserved, enigmatic rock paintings testify to a long lost culture. Did they live here, the first Americans? Here are the results of my research trip to this remote part of the world.
In an interview Axel Ekkernkamp, Medical Director of the Trauma Hospital Berlin, explains why he is committed to improving emergency medicine in Brazil. Besides, one learns a lot about rescue medicine and rehabilitation in Germany.
A scientific career was not intended for someone like him in the apartheid state. But Wilfred Fritz managed to overcome racial barriers and reservations. Today, the electrical engineer is working on an environmentally friendly energy supply for South Africa.
According to the rules of school grammar, words are considered first, then phrases and sentences. The whole text usually does not even come into view. Hungarian professor of German studies Vilmos Ágel wants to change this.
The physicist Ulrich Bleyer has shaped Urania Berlin for more than two decades. In his farewell interview, he explains how he managed to win Nobel Prize winners for lectures and what is special about the Berlin science scene
Delusions, narcissism, dementia: Many mental disorders are attributed to the American President. The US psychiatrist Allen Frances is an opponent of such remote diagnoses. For him, Donald Trump is a symptom of a sick society, as he explains in an interview I did for the Berliner Zeitung.
The world’s population is growing and everyone wants to be fed. But how can this be achieved? With artificial meat and cultured fish, high-rise farms and 3D printers for our homes? A nutritional exploration for “Kosmos”, the magazine of the Humboldt Foundation.
The digital revolution has reached the body. Health data is collected and evaluated via apps, medical information comes from the Internet and telemedicine builds the bridge to the doctor. A new era of medicine has begun.