Songs from the North

Goosestepping soldiers, synchronous mass dancing, hysteric crying in public: just some of the images we probably all have of North Korea. And also the pictures frequently shown by the media when dealing with the closed-up country. “Songs from the North” by Soon-Mi Yoo provides a fresh, but not uncritical look at North Korea. The documentary, … More Songs from the North

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Call me technologically challenged, but I have absolutely no idea how this episode of “This American Life” from 2011 popped up in my downloaded podcasts. But I’m lucky it did, as it made for an hour or so of entertaining, thought-provoking, insightful listening – on poultry. “Poultry Slam” is a sort-of annual tradition of TAL, … More Podcast Love

Eine Landkarte im Gehirn

Edvard Moser fand ihn unter seinen entgangenen Anrufen: den Anruf des Stockholmer Nobelpreiskommitees. Erst als er in München aus dem Flugzeug stieg, erfuhr der norwegische Forscher, dass er einer der Nobelpreisträger 2014 für Physiologie sei. Gemeinsam mit seiner Ehefrau und Ko-Gruppenleiterin May-Britt Moser und dem britisch-amerikanischen Forscher John O’Keefe, bei dem die Mosers eine kurze … More Eine Landkarte im Gehirn

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So, John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser got a call from Stockholm yesterday morning. The Nobel Prize in Physiology 2014 is theirs, for the discovery of “the brain’s GPS”, as many like to call it. If you’d like to hear the Mosers themselves talk about their discovery of grid cells, and how they came … More Podcast Love

And the winners are… Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

Nervous chatting in the press room, press photographers taking up position in front of the speaker’s podium: It’s time for the announcement of the first Nobel prizes in this year’s series, in Physiology or Medicine. The giant clock on the Nobelprize website has ticked down to 15 seconds before the announcements. Journalists in the room … More And the winners are… Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

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I spend 45 minutes driving to work in each direction every day. Podcasts are what keep my brain busy and happy while I drive. My recommendation for this week – a Radiolab podcast dedicated to the Galapagos islands. It’s classic Radiolab style, taking you on a journey through what many of us probably still think … More Podcast Love

Internationale Sommerakademie für Journalismus und PR in Liechtenstein

Trainingscamp für Jungjournalisten Intensiv. Zwölf Studierende absolvierten erfolgreich die fünfte Internationale Sommerakademie für Journalismus und PR an der Universität Liechtenstein. Jetzt geht es mit vielen Eindrücken zurück in die Heimat. Was geschah gestern in der Welt und was sind die Schlagzeilen von morgen? Jeder Morgen begann für die Teilnehmer der Internationalen Sommerakademie für Journalismus und … More Internationale Sommerakademie für Journalismus und PR in Liechtenstein

Cognitive research – coming to a smartphone near you

“Citizen science” projects have successfully gotten people to classify galaxy shapes, find optimal protein folding structures or decipher manuscripts. But is it possible to use online participation not just to harness users problem-solving abilities but for actual experiments and data gathering in cognitive research? There has been much furore recently about a study on the … More Cognitive research – coming to a smartphone near you