Does the history of human evolution have to be rewritten?

Over the last few days I’ve been getting regular emails alerting me to trending stories about an astounding archaeological discovery. According to reports, German scientists had found teeth that belonged to a human-like species dating back almost 10 million years – much older than any similar remains found elsewhere in the world. Today’s example of […]

How viral sites work

Recently I was checking what news from Germany is going viral (it’s part of my job) and I noticed that one of the top ten stories involved an elderly man who had found his long-lost wedding ring wrapped around a carrot grown in his garden. The story appeared on a site called Buzz Flare. Buzz […]

The Chancellor speaks

Ten years ago Angela Merkel discovered podcasts. Not ‘In our Time’ or ‘This American Life.’ No, no, not the joy of listening to podcasts. She discovered podcasts as a means of communicating to the public. You might say, broadcasting. Now the German government isn’t meant to broadcast. There are independent private and publicly-funded radio and […]