The Nazis supported a bizarre project to teach dogs to talk, according to a new book. The Local's Moises Mendoza spoke with the author Jan Bondeson about the German fascination with “educating” the beasts for the Third Reich.
Scientists hope robotic suits to be tested at a Bochum University clinic will enable paraplegics to regain the ability to walk, according to a Friday news report.
Farmers are threatening to sue German health authority the Robert Koch Institute and the Federal Consumer Ministry for damages over warnings about eating vegetables made to the public in the wake of the E. coli bacteria outbreak.
The internet, far from isolating children and adolescents as some parents fear, in fact facilitates social activities and makes youngsters more likely to have hobbies, German researchers have found.
Casting for the 2012 German Farm Girls Calendar kicked off Friday in Hamburg. But this is no typical beauty contest, as candidates must be able to drive a tractor or milk a cow – and look good doing it.
Another 60 people in Germany fell ill overnight Friday to E. coli bacteria. Roughly 82 million woke up feeling fine. Newspapers in The Local's media roundup ask whether the reaction to the latest food scare is rational.
The ukulele may be cute and small, but in just the last few years its influence has become outsized in German music circles. Moises Mendoza explores the country's burgeoning scene.
Who needs French Champagne when you’ve got quality Sekt? Tracy Moran travels to the birthplace of German sparkling wine in the heart of Esslingen’s old town.
A group of German brewers, politicians and public figures have called for the country's 16th-century beer purity law to be included on the UN's list of "intangible" world cultural treasures.
Germany’s seven oldest atomic reactors are likely to be switched off permanently after federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen struck an agreement with state counterparts on a final shutdown.
As authorities fought to identify the source of the Germany's E. coli outbreak, the public health authority Robert Koch Institute (RKI) confirmed Friday that five people have now been killed by the deadly bacteria.