Can Germany's education system meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugee children? Some educators say there's a strategy in place. Others say there's not enough support or training and that the decentralized system is unprepared for what's become a "national task."
Weiss and colleagues dreamed up the idea behind a massive antenna so sensitive it detects faint, invisible ripples in space from 1.3 billion years ago - offering evidence of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."
In the German capital of Berlin, graveyards are disappearing. They’re being converted into public parks, playgrounds, even land for new housing. To some, it might sound macabre. But in Germany, it reflects evolving attitudes about death.
Berlin has become a magnet for painters, musicians and designers since the fall of The Wall more than two decades ago. But they've also created tension, as locals bemoan what they call their hipster attitudes - and the rising rents that have come with the coolness.
They call themselves patriots. And they say they're part of a right-wing movement in Europe that's proud of their culture and traditions. However, leftists say, “They’re racists, but they say they’re not racists.”
In Berlin, a priest, a rabbi and an imam have come together on a project to create a hybrid church-synagogue-mosque in the German capital. Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, the House of One would tear down the walls between religions.
Rüstem Altinküpe, a practicing Muslim in Germany, has operated a butcher shop in Germany since 1988. He practiced halal slaughter, the form of animal slaughter required by observant Muslims. Germany banned halal slaughter in 1995, but Altinküpe challenged the ban and won in 2002. Still, his butcher shop is idled as Germany bureaucracy throws up more barriers.