Making the most of CO2

Making the most of CO2

Carbon dioxide emissions are bad for the environment; they drive climate change. Two German companies are working on technology to harness CO2 as a raw material to make other products.
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France's first female cantor

France's first female cantor

Traditionally, cantors, the musical prayer leaders in synagogues, are men. Sofia Falkovitch wants that to change. She was the first woman in Europe to train for the position. Now she proudly takes her place at the front of the synagogue.
Terrorizing a refugee camp

Terrorizing a refugee camp

In the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, criminal gangs claiming to be associated with Islamic State have established a reign of terror. Greek authorities see no evidence for links to the Islamist terrorist group.
Bulgaria: State corruption?

Bulgaria: State corruption?

The murder of a woman journalist has sparked a debate over corruption and fraud among Bulgaria's politicians and oligarchs. Journalists complain that the government is curtailing media freedom.
What Romans Think of Rome

What Romans Think of Rome

The eternal city and its ancient monuments are a major tourist magnet. And the Romans' pride in their city's long history is often quite apparent. Many residents earn livings as city guides, restorers or bar proprietors.
Euromaxx Edition with Lavinia Biagiotti

Euromaxx Edition with Lavinia Biagiotti

Since the death of her mother Laura Biagiotti, fashion designer Lavinia has been managing the House of Biagiotti. She's remained true to her mother's style and favorite materials and colors, cashmere, silk and white.
Venice, the city of precious fabrics

Venice, the city of precious fabrics

Fine fabrics made of silk and velvet have been woven in Venice for centuries. Visits to the traditional Bevilacqua weavers and the Fortuny Museum are journeys into the history of fabric design.
A visit to Andre Rieu in his castle

A visit to Andre Rieu in his castle

He's called the modern-day "Waltz King," so it almost goes without saying that he lives in a castle: Andre Rieu. The Dutch violinist is one of the most successful in the world, and he conducts his own orchestra.
Why the waltz never goes out of fashion

Why the waltz never goes out of fashion

Johann Strauss' waltzes aren't only popular in his hometown of Vienna. They are a highlight at balls the world over. But why?
Flying power station

Flying power station

A startup in Berlin is working on a kite that generates electricity as it soars. It's the pulling on the cord that does it. The firm needs investors, technological prowess, and a keen eye on the competition.
Bats beat rotors

Bats beat rotors

Bechstein's bat is a protected species. A court has ruled that a windpark in Germany has to shut down at night so as not to endanger a colony of the bats. DW discusses the issues with Wilhelm Wilberts, who runs a company that operates such facilit...
Stop the waste - make beer out of bread!

Stop the waste - make beer out of bread!

A brewery in Brussels makes beer out of unsold loaves, picking up on a 7000-year-old recipe from Babylon. It's recycling on a modest scale, but it might set a precedent. The brew is bitter but tasty, they say.
Why music makes people happy

Why music makes people happy

The neuropsychologist Erik Scherder has found that music triggers a system of recompenses in the brain, which activates feelings of happiness. He says the enjoyment of music is a good way of keeping mentally agile.
Extra Tour: On a vespa through Rome

Extra Tour: On a vespa through Rome

In the classic Hollywood film "Roman Holiday," Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck roamed the Eternal City in typically Italian style, on a scooter. Now tourists can do the same.
Social media: Blessing or curse?

Social media: Blessing or curse?

For many people -- young ones in particular -- life without a smartphone is unthinkable. Star photographer Rankin is among those concerned by this development. Discover what he's doing about it.
Of engines and models: The Paris Motor Show

Of engines and models: The Paris Motor Show

It's the Paris Motor Show's 120th anniversary. The industry's facing radical change, and Mazda, Nissan, Volvo and even France's PSA Group did not attend. More and more hybrid and all-electric models are on show for fewer and fewer attendees.
A head-turner: The Opel Insignia Grand Sport

A head-turner: The Opel Insignia Grand Sport

Opel's five-door Insignia Grand Sport sedan is a real head-turner. Now it comes with another gasoline engine option - a 1.6-liter turbo with an output of 147 kW. Thanks to a particulate filter, it meets Euro 6d-Temp emissions standards.
The original SAV: BMW's latest X5

The original SAV: BMW's latest X5

In 2019, the BMW X5 will be celebrating 20 years on the road, and the German carmaker has released a new version of the model. The original Sports Activity Vehicle was once very popular in the segment, but has lost market share in the last few years.
Germany: Battling tomb raiders

Germany: Battling tomb raiders

Growing numbers of treasure hunters are digging up archeological sites illegally and destroying artifacts. Scientists are concerned. Many potential discoveries are irretrievably lost because of the looters' activities.
From Weimar to Dessau to Berlin

From Weimar to Dessau to Berlin

Form, function, colors. A short history of the Bauhaus, which observes the centenary of its foundation in 2019.
Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy

Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy

In Italy, thousands of Indians are employed as cheap labor in the agriculture sector. It's an exploitative system that includes human smuggling. The working conditions are inhumane. But they enable cheap vegetables in supermarkets.
Philip Treacy at the Friedrichstadt Palast

Philip Treacy at the Friedrichstadt Palast

Berlin's Friedrichstadt Palast worked with the Queen's hat designer on its new production, the "Vivid Grand Show" - an extravaganza with a budget of 12 million euros.
VIPs come to Euromaxx

VIPs come to Euromaxx

For one week, famous people are co-producing the program. They include fashion designer Lavinia Biagiotti, Michelin-starred chef Tim Raue or photographer Rankin.
An octopus oozing with ouzo

An octopus oozing with ouzo

Ouzo is Greece's national drink and of course it's also used in cooking. Lina Chioti is the chef at the Achivada Tavern on Lesbos. She shows us how to prepare octopus with the anise-flavored aperitif.
Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.