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26.11.2019

If you look at the numbers, our society is doing well. Nevertheless, many people feel that they are left behind. The call for redistribution can be heard again and again. To give something of what one possesses gives many people a positive feeling. But when are we ready to share prosperity and privileges with others? And with whom do we share? Does the strong individualisation of society lead to less solidarity...

18.11.2019

Dagmar Röhrlich studied geology and geophysics. She works as a freelance journalist for radio and print media. Her radio features have been heard on WDR, Deutschlandfunk and Südwestrundfunk. For her radio work she was awarded the Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism in 1999. In 2010 Röhrlich worked as "Goethe Writer in Residence" at the University of British Columbia, where she conducted research for...

11.11.2019

On Monday, 11 November, over 400 visitors came to experience the Black Feminism Panel with Picador Professor Morgan Jerkins and the two journalists Alice Hasters and Tersa Bücker.

Picador visiting professor Morgan Jerkins is an American author, journalist and editor. Morgan Jerkins will read from her very close, intimate essays on Black Feminism and Racism. She will then talk to author Alice Hasters, whose book "Was...

05.11.2019

We humans doubt. Fortunately! In science, for example, 'methodological doubt' is an important instrument for getting to the bottom of things through research. To give room to justified doubt and to admit mistakes is indispensable to do good science and to gain new knowledge. But what should we do if scientifically proven facts, such as man-made climate change or the need for vaccinations in general, are doubted?
How...

24.10.2019

The Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism 2019 goes to Vivian Pasquet, Thomas Aders and Marlene Heckl. Pasquet is winner category text, Aders category electronic media and Heckl category young talent.

17.09.2019

More than six million Germans are unintentionally childless. Thanks to the rapid development in international reproductive medicine, doctors today are often able to fulfil patients' desire to have children even if it does not work naturally. But in Germany there is a nearly 30-year-old Embryo Protection Act (ESchG) which does not permit many treatments. From a scientific perspective, doctors describe the current...

10.09.2019

It is impossible to imagine the discussion about a common social canon of values without it: the Basic Law. For 70 years, the Basic Law has guaranteed the rights of individuals and collective social rights. Digitalisation in almost all areas of life has raised new questions. Is our Basic Law sufficient for this? Does it protect us sufficiently or do we need special basic digital rights?
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  • Markus Beckedahl,...

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