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Scientists find that ants have toilets too
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Scientists find that ants have toilets too

Ants designate special corners in their nests as toilets, according to the first ever study done into where ants go to go, published in scientific journal Plos One. READ  

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

The adventurous (or lost) souls who choose to start up life in another country come in all shapes and sizes, and relate to their home and adopted countries in different ways. See where on the spectrum you fit in. READ  

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Dating sites to find just the right Valentine
Top tip: if you've reached this point, you can probably dispense with your laptop or phone. Online dating couple photo: Shutterstock

Dating sites to find just the right Valentine

If you don't have a special someone to treat come February 14th, don't despair: the internet is here to help with more options than you can shake a box of chocolates at. READ  

'Something had to be done' says founder
Stephane-Bertin Hoffmann of Sciencebite. Photo: Sciencebite

'Something had to be done' says founder

In our ongoing feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Stéphane-Bertin Hoffmann, co-founder at Berlin-based Sciencebite. READ  

States fear drug drones flying into jails
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States fear drug drones flying into jails

Twice authorities have intercepted drones being used to deliver contraband into prisons, leaving German states are planning new ways of keeping criminal activity away from criminals. But is the law behind the curve on this new technology? READ  

Job Talk: The entrepreneur series
Changing how you move, one box at a time
Box at Work founder Gerrit Jan Reinders. Photo: Box at Work

Changing how you move, one box at a time

In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Gerrit Jan Reinders, founder of Box at Work. READ  

Power outage leaves TV programme in the dark
"Due to a power outage in Berlin right now, Günther Jauch cannot be broadcast live" reads a TV screen. Photo: DPA

Power outage leaves TV programme in the dark

A power outage in south-central Berlin left more than a 1,000 Berlin households in the dark and was also responsible for the delay of television programming. READ  

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn
Hopefully there won't be any roadworks on the test stretch. Photo: DPA

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn

A section of the A9 Autobahn in Bavaria will be converted into a test route for self-driving cars, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Monday. READ  

Add free Wi-Fi in trains and S-Bahn: minister
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Add free Wi-Fi in trains and S-Bahn: minister

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt called on Deutsche Bahn (DB) on Wednesday to add free high-speed internet access to all its regional and local train services. READ  

German hospital finds rare 'obesity mutation'
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German hospital finds rare 'obesity mutation'

Doctors at the University Clinic in Ulm have discovered a new disease causing obesity while studying an extremely overweight three-year-old. READ  

Minister wants to get tough on terrorists
Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Photo: DPA

Minister wants to get tough on terrorists

Justice Minister Heiko Maas said he will introduce a plan this month to take "tougher action" against terrorists, while civil rights activists warned against a knee-jerk response to the Paris attacks. READ  

Audi prototype drives itself to Las Vegas
Audi's self-driving car sets out on its two-day voyage to the Consumer Electronics Show. Photo: Audi

Audi prototype drives itself to Las Vegas

Car-maker Audi hopes to wow the world with a 900-kilometre tour for its self-driving prototype, from California's Silicon Valley to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
'Don’t be skimpy in rewarding top talent'
Taulia co-founder Bertram Meyer. Photo: DPA

'Don’t be skimpy in rewarding top talent'

In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Bertram Meyer, one of the four German co-founders of Taulia. READ  

Networks scramble to patch mobile security
Chancellor Angela Merkel has herself been the victim of phone hacking. Photo: DPA

Networks scramble to patch mobile security

IT experts led by Berlin-based Karsten Nohl said on Thursday they had discovered security flaws in the mobile phone networks that would allow attackers to read users' messages. READ  

Amazon workers kick off three-day strike
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Amazon workers kick off three-day strike

Industrial action between labour union Verdi and Amazon has escalated as workers walked off the job on Monday for the first of a three-day strike option in the final rush before Christmas. READ  

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