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Ancient Library That May Have Contained Up To 20,000 Scrolls Discovered In Germany

Last year in Cologne, Germany, archeologists unearthed the remains of what they thought was a public assembly hall. However, it turned out that the structure might actually be the oldest known public library in the country.

Ancient August 1, 2018

Circus Elephant In Germany Falls Into Audience After Getting Pushed By Two Others

Circus elephant Tompteusen fell to the ground and into part of the audience in a show in Germany. The incident yet again incited calls to end the use of wild animals in the circus.

July 9, 2018

Forgot Where You Parked Your Ride? This German Motorist Found His Car After 20 Years

A Frankfurt man, who thought he lost his car to thieves in 1997, found out that it has remained parked in an industrial building the entire time. The owner reunited with his damaged vehicle but decided he does not want it anymore.

Car Tech November 19, 2017

Smartwatches For Kids Banned In Germany: Regulators Want Parents To Destroy The Devices

Germany's Federal Network Agency has banned smartwatches for kids from being sold in the country, and has urged parents who have already purchased the devices to destroy them. Here's the reason behind the decision.

Wearable Tech November 18, 2017

Prehistoric Ape Teeth Found In Germany May Rewrite Human History

Ancient teeth were found from the sediments of a river near Eppelsheim, Germany. The teeth are believed to be from a yet-to-be-described mystery primate.

Ancient October 25, 2017

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth From Unidentified Ancient Primate Found In Germany

Researchers found teeth believed to belong to a mystery primate that could be very distant relatives of humans. However, experts are not convinced that this is another link in the human evolution mystery.

Ancient October 21, 2017

German Minister Seeks Fines On Social Media Sites That Fail To Wipe Out Hate Speech

A justice minister in Germany proposes a bill that could possibly fine social networks as high as $53 million if they will not take action on illegal hate messages made through their platforms.

Internet March 17, 2017

Twitter Accounts Hacked Over Turkey Dealings, Pushing 'Nazi Germany' And 'Nazi Holland' (Netherlands) Messages

Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked on March 15, posting rogue tweets with the hashtags #NaziHollanda and #NaziAlmanya. The tweets come as Turkey's relations with the Netherlands and Germany keep deteriorating after Turkish President Erdogan accused both countries of Nazi practices.

Internet March 15, 2017

MIT Predicts 1,200 Premature Deaths In Europe Due To Excess Emissions From German Cars

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology predict that 1,200 people in Europe are likely to die early due to excess emissions from Volkswagen cars sold between 2008 and 2015. These were the cars found to have been installed with 'defeat devices.'

Public Health March 3, 2017

Access Denied: Thousands Of Researchers In Germany, Peru And Taiwan To Lose Access To Elsevier Journals

Researchers in Germany, Peru, and Taiwan could lose their access to Elsevier's academic journals at the start of 2017. Universities and research organizations still haven't been able to secure a new subscription deal with the company.

January 5, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg And Other Executives Under Investigation For Facebook Hate Speech In Germany

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into Facebook's practices regarding hate speech, and they're going after the company's top executives. Mark Zuckerberg and others are under investigation for potential hate speech and criminal incitement.

Business Tech November 4, 2016

Germany Warns Drivers Against Using So-Called Autopilot: Tesla Motors Asked To Rename The Driver Assistance System

Germany warned Tesla Motors electric car owners in the country on the usage of the controversial Autopilot feature. Even when activated, drivers should keep their attention on the road at all times.

Car Tech October 15, 2016

Germany Wants Sales Of Gas And Diesel Cars To End By 2030: Will The Rest Of The EU Follow In The Push For Electric Cars?

Germany passed a resolution that calls to ban the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. Two of the country's biggest carmakers, Volkswagen and Daimler, have already started their push into the electric car industry.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Can Scientists Levitate Objects? Yes, Thanks To 'Acoustic Holograms'

Levitating objects with sound isn't new to the scientific community, but doing it with only a single sound source is quite an incredible feat. Researchers in Germany have found a way to do so, and it's all thanks to 'acoustic holograms.'

Material Science September 22, 2016

People In US, Germany, Japan Gain Weight During Different Holidays: Study

A new study confirms that most people really do gain weight during the holiday season. The trend was seen particularly among 3,000 participants from the United States, Japan and Germany.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 21, 2016

Here Are All The Sony Titles Making Their Way To Germany For Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is around the corner, and Sony is gearing up for the event by revealing the games it will be highlighting. PlayStation VR games are slated to make an appearance, as well as the newest DLC for 'Destiny,' Rise of Iron.

Video Games August 11, 2016

After Germany Attacks, Facebook Pledges To Cooperate With Authorities To Fight Terrorism

Facebook has denied allegations of being reluctant in complying with German authorities' requests for user data, arguing that many requests were in fact poorly formulated. Nevertheless, the social network pledges to cooperate and help authorities fight terrorism.

Security August 8, 2016

Gamescom 2016: Cosplay Weapons Banned, Longer Wait Times Expected As Security Checks Get Stricter

Gamescom organizers announced tighter security measures for the upcoming event, and attendees may not like it. The restrictions will not only impact cosplay fans, but all attendees who will face long waiting lines at the Koelnmesse exhibition center.

Video Games August 4, 2016

Germany To Require A Black Box In Every Self-Driving Car Due To Recent Tesla Accidents

Germany is planning new legislation that will require vehicles with self-driving capabilities to have black boxes installed. The black boxes will help in determining whether the driver or the vehicle is responsible in case of any accidents.

Car Tech July 19, 2016

Dozens Injured, One Dead In Freak Thunderstorms Across Europe

Thunderstorms are ravaging across Europe, killing one person and injuring dozens more. What is driving these catastrophic events and what dangers do they bring?

Earth/Environment May 28, 2016

Blame Air Pollution Why Your Football Team Plays Badly

Your favorite football team's performance this year is not exactly the best, and they've definitely done better. A new study suggests that air pollution may be affecting the players' performances.

Life March 7, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Didn’t Handle Hate Speech Against Migrants In Germany Well Enough, Promises To Do Better

Mark Zuckerberg said during an event in Berlin that more is yet to be done to get rid of hate speech on Facebook. He added that violent posts have no place on the social media site.

Society February 27, 2016

German Scientists Set To Conduct Nuclear Fusion Experiment

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany are scheduled to conduct an experiment on Wednesday that would attempt to harness energy from nuclear fusion. The project is part of an effort to develop a safer and cleaner way to use nuclear energy.

February 4, 2016

This German App Helps Refugees And Asylum Seekers Integrate Into A New Culture

With an influx of refugees from countries like Syria, the German government has developed an app called Ankommen to help asylum seekers adapt to a new way of life.

Apps/Software January 13, 2016

Germany Hopes To Build A 100 KM Superhighway For Bikes

The German government has opened up a five km bike highway that is set to be the first part of a massive 100 km-long bike superhighway.

December 29, 2015

Germany Convinces Google, Facebook And Twitter To Delete Hate Speech Within 24 Hours

Germany has reached agreements with Google, Facebook and Twitter for the removal of hate speech online within 24 hours from being reported. This is the latest step in the fight against online racism amid the refugee crisis.

Internet December 16, 2015

Vandals Attack Facebook Germany Headquarters With Rocks, Smoke Bombs And Paint

A group of 15 to 20 masked vandals clad in black damages the Facebook building in the northern city of Hamburg in Germany, hurling rocks, smoke bombs and paint. The perpetrators also spray-painted the phrase 'Facebook Dislike' on a wall of the headquarters.

Society December 14, 2015

Adidas Will Produce 500 Pairs Of Shoes From A German Factory Run By Robots

To cut down costs and bring its factories closer to home, the Germany-based shoe manufacturer Adidas will produce 500 pairs of its brand-name sneakers at a domestic factory almost entirely run by robots.

FUTURE TECH December 10, 2015

Samsung Gear VR Now Available For Preorder In Germany And The Netherlands

A few days after Samsung officially announced that its Gear VR is already available for preorder in the U.S., it also unveiled that the device will soon arrive in Germany and the Netherlands. Samsung Gear VR works in tandem with Samsung's devices, which include the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6 edge and S6.

Wearable Tech November 18, 2015

Germany Orders Volkswagen To Recall 2.4 Million Cars, Italian Police Raid VW's Offices

Despite Volkswagen vowing to begin its massive recall in January and complete the job by late 2016, countries affected by the automaker's emissions scandal are tired of waiting.

FUTURE TECH October 15, 2015

The Brandenburg Gate Was 3D Mapped Using Laser Scanning

Digital archive organization CyArk recently 3D-scanned the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, capturing a whopping 1 million high-quality images in the process. The project is part of CyArk's mission to digitally preserve monuments around the world.

Internet October 1, 2015

Volkswagen Reportedly Rigged Tests On 2.8 Million Cars In Germany As Well

After admitting to manipulating software in 11 million vehicles to cheat emissions tests in the U.S., Germany's transport minister reported that Volkswagen also cheated on tests in Germany.

FUTURE TECH September 25, 2015

'Captain America: Civil War': New Pic Of Falcon & Winter Soldier

Captain America seems to have some solid help in the 'Civil War' coming to theaters next year. A new photo from the Germany film set shows Falcon and Winter Soldier fighting side-by-side.

Movies/TV Shows August 18, 2015

Scientists Find 7,000-Year-Old Evidence Of Ancient Massacre Near Frankfurt

It was a difficult time living in the Linear Pottery culture based on what archaeologists identified from a mass grave discovered near Frankfurt, Germany.

August 18, 2015

German Regulator Orders Facebook To Allow Pseudonyms For User Names

The Hamburg data protection authority rules that it's against users' privacy rights for Facebook to demand to see ID and unilaterally change their usernames to their real names.

July 28, 2015

Time Spent In Space Causing Thinning Of Skin

Scientists at Saarland University in Germany have discovered that the thinning of astronauts' skin during their stay in space could potentially be caused by a sudden increase in collagen production in their skin and the shrinking of the living cells of their epidermis.

Life July 23, 2015

It's Illegal To Purchase Erotica In Germany Before 10 p.m.

Thanks, austerity. In Germany, purchasing erotica is legal, but not before 10 p.m.

Society June 22, 2015

65-Year-Old Man In Germany Dies From MERS: Europe On Alert

The first case of mortality due to MERS has been reported in Germany. The 65-year-old-man was able to overcome the disease but died due to complications from the infection.

Life June 17, 2015

Rare Wolf Litter Birth Said To Be 'First Of Its Kind' In The UK

For the first time, a rare type of wolf gave birth to a pack of litter in the UK. Wildlife park personnel were surprised as the number of pups born were more than the average number.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2015

65-Year-Old German Woman Delivers Quadruplets

It's a girl and three boys! Annegret Raunigk gave birth to Neeta, Dries, Bence and Fjonn via cesarean section in a hospital in Berlin after a widely publicized pregnancy.

May 24, 2015

KFC Germany Offers Diners Some Finger Typin' Good Tray Typer Keyboard

KFC Germany's Tray Typer keyboard allows customers to keep typing on their smartphones without getting their screens messy.

Computers May 20, 2015

German Magazine Vangardist Prints Cover Using HIV-Positive Blood

The conversation now surrounding the 'Vangardist' is not about eliminating the deadly AIDS/HIV virus as much as it is about the provocative publishing approach.

Life May 2, 2015

65-Year-Old German Mother Of 13 Expecting Quadruplets

Berlin school teacher Annegret Raunigk at age 65 is pregnant with quadruplets that would enlarge her family from 13 to 17 children. Doctors and politicians criticized that her pregnancy is unethical and pose health risks to her and her babies.

Life April 16, 2015

Archaeologists Unearth World's Oldest Pretzels In Germany: 250-Year-Old Bread

Archaeologists have found fragments of 250-year-old pretzels in Germany. The pretzel fragments were well-preserved as they were totally charred.

Animals March 16, 2015

Coca-Cola Pulls Fanta Video Because Of Controversial "Good Old Times" Quote

Coca-Cola removed video to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Fanta because it referenced Nazi Germany to "good old times."

Internet Culture February 27, 2015

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