Christopher Miller

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Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Ethnology

New Gibbon Species Discovered in a 2,200-Year-Old Royal Chinese Tomb

It’s extinct. Other gibbons might soon join it.<p>When Samuel Turvey found a drawer labelled “gibbon,” he knew he had hit the jackpot. But what he found inside was better than he could have hoped for.<p>Yes, it was a gibbon, or rather the remains of one—parts of its face, jaw, and arm. These fragments …

Durham University

Summer solstice: Traditions around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder.<p>The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season and with it, the harvest. So it should come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility -- both of …

Solstice

Berlin in historischen Aufnahmen: Als vor 200 Jahren die erste Sparkasse eröffnete

Vor genau 200 Jahren eröffnete in Berlin eine für die damalige Zeit wahrhaft avantgardistische Institution, die so erfolgreich war, dass es sie bis …

Wirtschaft

Python Swallows Woman Whole—What Experts Say About the Rare Attack

Development in their native habitat might be influencing their behavior, but humans have a history of conflict with snakes.<p>The reported killing of a woman in Indonesia by a large snake has raised questions about how human development is impacting both people and serpents.<p>Fifty-four-year-old Wa Tiba …

Nature

Rare Manta Ray Nursery Discovered

Off the coast of Texas, a coral reef houses a vibrant nursery ground where young manta rays grow up.<p>Marine biologist Josh Stewart was floating underwater, looking up at the manta ray that materialized out of the blue above him, when he did a double take: The animal was a juvenile, only a few feet …

Manta Rays

Abenteuer and Allrad 2018

Europeans are famously prolific travelers and it is no surprise then that the largest overland show on the planet is to be found in the town of Bad …

Germany

Aus einer Berliner Institution: Ende des "Strassenfegers" ist beschlossene Sache

Diesmal gibt es nur einen Zettel. Keine druckfrischen Hefte, die sich in der Abholstelle des „Strassenfegers“ stapeln. Normalerweise hätte in dem …

Wirtschaft

Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

Reinhard Hardegen, a leading German submarine commander of World War II who brought U-boat warfare to the doorstep of New York Harbor in the winter of 1942, died on June 9. He was 105.<p>His death, evidently in Bremen, Germany, where he was born and raised, was confirmed in the Bremen news media on …

Merchant Shipping

Hamburg forces Germany to confront colonial legacy with forgotten genocide exhibition

Franz Ritter von Epp arrived in Africa as an ambitious young infantry officer in 1904. Over the next two years, he took part in a colonial campaign of racial extermination that left 100,000 Africans dead. Tens of thousands were driven into the desert to die of dehydration. Others died in …

Angela Merkel

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

BERLIN (AP) — A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.<p>The German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage atop a fire service ladder presided over the wedding of Nicole Backhaus and …

Weddings

Documenting Germany’s Brandenburg Region on the Cusp of Change

German photographer Ralph Graef captures the quiet ambiance of the city of Brandenburg in his series, Brandenburg Countryside. Located in Northeast …

Germany

A Bavarian country trip

Bavaria is Germany's most popular tourist destination. In addition to highlights such as Neuschwanstein Castle, the Zugspitze Peak and Munich, …

European Travel

Why Germany’s rent brake has failed

WHEN Germany’s then minister of justice, Heiko Maas, introduced a “rent brake” in 2015, many applauded. Impoverished renters in London stared …

Housing

AssistENT offers an anti-snoring device you stick in your nose

If you sleep next to someone who snores you know that the endless horking and honking isn’t very fun… and it makes the snorer’s life even worse. Some students and doctors in Baltimore, Maryland, however, have created something that acts like an internal breathing strip to help you breathe better …

Medicine

Azores Love

The Azores (VickiSP/Shutterstock)Hey, a travel note: I’ll be in the Azores all next week traveling with friends, so posting will be spotty. Any …

Travel

You Can Stay in This Royal Villa on Lake Como — but Don't Try to Sleep in Napoleon's Bed

<i>This story originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>Villa Sola Cabiati, once the home of Charles II, king of Naples, and later the summer abode of …

Italy

Raus aus Berlin: 5 naturnahe Ausflüge ins Berliner Umland

Keine Lust auf Stadt am Wochenende, aber auch keinen Nerv, ewig lange zu fahren? Im Berliner Umland gibt es viele kleine große Fluchten, um sich vom …

Reise

Dr. Ruth, Dr. Kissinger, and Trump’s Cruelty to Families

Jose, a five-year-old Honduran boy, was taken away from his father by immigration officials last month, after the two of them had crossed the border at El Paso. The father was transferred to a detention camp. Jose, all alone, was put on a plane to Michigan and placed under the care of a family of …

Henry Kissinger

German prince dies in riding accident

The successor to the House of Wettin, Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach, has died in a riding accident at the age of 41. His family …

World History

12 Hidden Brussels Gems Spotted by Locals

Fries. Graffiti. Art Deco. Decay. Chocolate. Beers. Traffic jams. Coziness. Rawness. Brussels.‘Eclectic’ is probably the best way to describe …

Switzerland gets its first treetop canopy walkway

Nestled near the Swiss town of St Gallen is a new tourist attraction that is delighting families and nature lovers. A new beautiful treetop walkway in Mogelsberg has been erected, offering people the opportunity to experience the country’s flora and fauna like never before.<p>The new walkway rises up …

European Travel

Inside The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Russia: A Photo Tour

The <b>State Hermitage Museum</b> in St Petersburg , Russia, is the second largest museum in the world and is home to over 3 million pieces of art from all …

Museums

Germany Has Thrived With Engineering. But the Future Is Digital

Since it was founded 55 years ago, EBM-Papst GmbH has thrived by focusing almost entirely on a single item: fans—thousands of models, ranging from …

Innovation

New "Loreley" promotes iconic World Heritage on the Rhine

The romantic Rhine rock Loreley in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley has a new representative: Tasmin Sophie Fetz (19) thus realizes a childhood dream …

European Travel

Sarasota County, Florida, is the perfect place to be in summer. Here’s proof.

Visit Florida’s Sarasota County in summer for a perfect escape to pristine white-sand beaches, great restaurants, and shopping and events — minus the …

French Food

The Hilarious Donald Trump & Angela Merkel G7 Memes Say What We’re All Thinking

The 44th Group of Seven (G7) summit began on Friday, June 8 in Charlevoix, Quebec in Canada. The annual gathering that saw some of the world's …

Donald Trump

If You're Visiting Berlin, These Are The Locals-Approved 40 Things That You Need To Do

The parks! The views! The world's smallest disco!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Germany

Virtual Wurst: A vegan butcher in Berlin

Vetzgerei is a butcher shop in Berlin that suits the taste of the growing vegan movement. Its homemade sausages, cold cuts and spreads are made …