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Paul Auster: Literary superstar turns 75
He can't imagine a life without writing, but, at 75, Auster recalls his doubts that success would ever come.
Published on Feb 03, 2022 08:48 AM IST
'The Betrayal of Anne Frank' suspended from Dutch publication
Van den Bergh, a legal notary in Amsterdam, allegedly handed over a list of hiding places of Jews in Amsterdam to the German occupiers in order to save his own family. Among them was the address of the back house on Prinsengracht in Amsterdam where Anne Frank was staying.
Published on Feb 02, 2022 10:38 AM IST
A brief cultural history of hemp
Whether the Chinese emperor, the prophet Moses or the US founding fathers: the hemp plant was part of people's everyday lives for millennia — and not just as an intoxicant.
Published on Jan 31, 2022 06:35 PM IST
Crocheted ocean art to fight global warming
The Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim is a an art installation in which math, science and feminism are as tightly intertwined as the wool in its creations.
Published on Jan 30, 2022 05:30 PM IST
Botticelli painting sells for USD 45 million at New York auction
Experts believe Sandro Botticelli painted the depiction of Jesus towards the end of his life. Few of the Italian artist's works are in private hands.
Published on Jan 29, 2022 05:02 PM IST
Award-winning Holocaust memoir 'Maus' pulled from Tennessee school
Published in installments in the 1970s and 80s, "Maus" is considered the first great American graphic novel. It tells the story of Spiegelman's parents, Polish Jews who survived Nazi concentration camps, as well as the artist's own reflections on being the son of Holocaust survivors.
Published on Jan 28, 2022 08:15 AM IST
New Omicron subtype BA.2 is spreading quickly
The rapid spread of the new subtype suggests that it could be even more contagious than the original Omicron variant. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has classified BA.2 as a "variant under surveillance."
Updated on Jan 27, 2022 08:30 AM IST
Covid-19 digest: BioNTech-Pfizer start trial of Omicron-specific vaccine
Pharmaceutical firms BioNTech and Pfizer have started a clinical trial of an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, an expert panel in Israel has recommended a 4th jab for adults. Follow DW for more.
Published on Jan 26, 2022 09:36 AM IST
Ski season in Europe: Optimism despite Omicron
Despite the omicron variant, Europe's ski resorts are fairly busy. Austria is seeing a disappointing season, but in Switzerland visitor numbers are exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
Published on Jan 25, 2022 03:52 PM IST
German museum identifies objects likely stolen from Africa
A Munich museum says 50 objects in its collection are of questionable provenance and may have been stolen by a German military commander during colonial times.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 10:21 AM IST
From 'ice warriors' to commercial winter mountaineering
Until a few years ago, winter mountaineering was the sole domain of the toughest of extreme professional climbers. But now commercial expedition organizers are starting to get in on the act.
Published on Jan 22, 2022 09:32 AM IST
Amanda Gorman: A year after 'The Hill We Climb'
Two books, the covers of Vogue and TIME, a Super Bowl debut, and a 2036 presidential bid backed by Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. Poet Amanda Gorman has been busy.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:29 AM IST
Why some church windows depict Hitler
Devil or fool? Several churches have stained-glass windows portraying Adolf Hitler. Who were the artists and what are the artworks all about?
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:25 AM IST
Coronavirus digest: Travel bans ineffective, WHO says
The World Health Organization said bans on international travel have proved ineffective. Meanwhile, the English will lower their masks.
Published on Jan 20, 2022 07:31 AM IST
Jewish notary suspected to have betrayed Anne Frank
Investigators have identified a suspect who may have revealed the hideout of Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. The clues lie in an unsigned note.
Published on Jan 19, 2022 03:59 PM IST
Covid-19: Do multiple boosters 'exhaust' our immune response?
It’s too soon to understand the effectiveness of a fourth vaccine dose, according to the top EU drug regulator. But some countries have already authorized the shot.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:36 PM IST
Coronavirus digest: Fourth booster 'not enough' to fight Omicron, study shows
Israeli researchers found that a fourth COVID-19 booster provided "only partial defence" against Omicron. Meanwhile, US drug maker Moderna plans to have a vaccine ready for the variant this spring. Follow DW for more.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 09:04 AM IST
Oxfam: 10 richest men in the world doubled wealth amid Covid pandemic
The world's 10 richest men doubled their fortunes during the Covid-19 pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, an Oxfam study revealed.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 01:45 PM IST
Celebrating Moliere's enduring legacy, 400 years on
His plays, such as "Tartuffe" or "Don Juan," were scandalous and banned. As the world celebrates Moliere's 400th anniversary, here's a look at the French playwright's works.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:33 AM IST
India's surge in Covid-19 infections affecting young children
Doctors in several cities report an increasing number of Covid infections among children, with many of those infected by the virus showing symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, diarrhea and respiratory problems.
Published on Jan 15, 2022 08:27 AM IST
Nirvana's Nevermind baby refiles lawsuit
Spencer Elden, the naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album, has filed a new lawsuit accusing the band of sexual exploitation, after his previous case was dismissed.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 03:14 PM IST
Dementia: A sharp rise in cases expected — how to avoid being one of them
As scientists predict dementia cases will triple over the next three decades, we asked an expert how to identify the early symptoms and what we can do to avoid it.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 11:21 AM IST
Multiple sclerosis caused by Epstein-Barr-Virus: Study
Researchers say Epstein-Barr-Virus is a main cause of MS, which affects 2.8 million people worldwide. New treatments and prevention may now be possible.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Covid: Have we reached the peak of Omicron infections?
Omicron may infect 60% of the world's population by mid-March. That may mean global infections of 5 million per day.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 07:41 AM IST
India: Covid outbreaks among medics threaten to derail health system
Hospitals throughout major Indian cities are bracing for the worst as a third wave looms, and scores of doctors and nurses are now infected with the coronavirus.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 07:37 AM IST
Deltacron: New Covid variant or lab mistake?
A researcher in Cyprus claims to have found a new coronavirus variant that combines characteristics of delta and omicron. Other researchers have their doubts. But the Cypriot scientist has doubled down on his discovery.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 09:46 AM IST
Coronavirus digest: Italy extends restrictions for unvaccinated
New regulations in Italy mean most public travel and team sports are off-limits to those without a Covid-19 jab. Meanwhile, Uganda has ended the worlds-longest break for in-person learning.
Published on Jan 10, 2022 01:37 PM IST
Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater
Turkmenistan's president has said he wants to close a popular tourist attraction known as the "Gates of Hell." The site is a spectacular natural gas crater that has burned for decades.
Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:01 AM IST
Covid: Omicron's impact on cultural events
From the Grammys to the Golden Globes, from Carnival to Oktoberfest: Many organizers are rethinking, postponing or even canceling large events due to the highly contagious covid variant. Here's a list.
Published on Jan 08, 2022 07:44 AM IST
What will our workplaces look like?
Coworking spaces aren't only for cutting-edge start-ups. More and more companies are mulling over the future of work. Since the pandemic, mobile offices and hybrid models have become a greater part of the equation.
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 04:56 PM IST