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Maverick Hedge Funder Jeffrey Epstein Funds the First Humanoids in Berlin

Greg Voakes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greg Voakes

There is a virtual new world in Berlin that is one step closer to replicating the human mind. Thanks to funding from a maverick New York science investor called Jeffrey Epstein, virtual and robotic models of the human brain are moving away from traditional algorithms with deterministic pathways, towards a realm of emotional, less predictable androids.

Going Dutch

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Chris Abraham

One of the things I had to get used to when living in Berlin was that everyone assumed that every meal was a Dutch treat.

Movie Review... the Book Thief... a Good Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

This is a film about a child's survival during the Holocaust. To say this film is dated is to deny the suffering of all during WWII. Based on the bestselling novel by Marcus Zusak, it was filmed in Berlin and has an authentic amber glow of old Germany.

5 Rules For Choosing A Fantastic Vacation Rental

Lynne Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

All furnished rentals are NOT created equal. I say this with authority because my husband and I have been living internationally in other people's rented spaces for almost three years; from Portugal to Turkey, from Paris to Morocco, in Mexico, Berlin, London, Italy, Ireland, California, and Buenos Aires.

The World's Five Weirdest Travel Pitches

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Just for fun, here's a sampling of the weirdest travel pitches that are out there right now -- flapping around, jumping up and down, and doing their darnedest to snag your attention.

5 of Berlin's Hottest, Hidden Spots

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

These days, the places in Berlin with the most cachet are in unmarked locations that offer no clue of the thriving party within or the intensely creative meals being served. So here's a cheat-sheet for five of Berlin's hottest, hidden spots.

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

trivago | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
trivago

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. These German destinations beyond Oktoberfest will leave you feeling like this is one of the most underrated corners of the world.

Goddess of New Wave: A Conversation With Berlin's Terri Nunn

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

It was in the midst of glam metal and punk rock in late 1970s Los Angeles that Terri Nunn, the queen of New Wave, emerged as the lead vocalist of Berlin. Nunn mesmerized with tantalizing appeal, encompassing the alluring glam of David Bowie combined with the powerful confidence of Grace Slick.

American Executed For Resisting Nazis Honored In Berlin

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

BERLIN — An American teacher who resisted Adolf Hitler and was executed by the Nazis has been honored in a ceremony attended by U.S. diplomats a...

A Weekend in Berlin - Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Amy Chan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Amy Chan

Berlin is charged with edginess in their architecture, fashion, art and food and at the same time its laidbackness and friendliness of Berliners makes this grand city fitting for the relaxed explorer. Three days barely scratched the surface so plan to stay for at least five days in this illustrious city.

From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Tahrir Square: The Case for Freedom, Democracy, and Peace

Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias

1.From Berlin to Berlin NEVER AGAIN. These were the words used by Winston Churchill in the aftermath of the bloody, cruel and devastating Second Worl...

Why People are Flocking to Berlin

This Is My City | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Berlin is distinctly anti-capitalist and it puts humanity and culture before money. It's a city where people go to live for cheap while they make things -- art, music, cultural output in general. It's also a place where people go to dance the night away.

Best of Venice 70: Julia, a True Anti-Conformist Heroine

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The German documentary Julia tells the fascinating true life tale of a beautiful Lithuanian transexual prostitute living in Berlin, and accompanies her voyage through nearly ten years, thanks to the lens and love of filmmaker J. Jackie Baier.

Meret Oppenheim Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

This Meret Oppenheim exhibition shows the whole spectrum her oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. This retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover her extraordinary work.

Lisbon Through the Eyes of Locals

This Is My City | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Lisbon is a beautiful city and the vibe is bright and airy. Yellow trams, espressos, ornate Azulejo tiles, sunshine, seafood and drinking on the streets at night. It's a hilly city and this makes for spectacular viewpoints everywher

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

White Spots

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Sometimes, if only rarely, a political author stays fresh over time, over a long time. One of those is Kurt Tucholsky. Tucholsky was a German Jew born in 1890s Berlin who took his own life in 1935, in Sweden.

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

Food and the City - Urban Farming for the Late Summer Traveling Foodie

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Urban farming might be among the most popular food topics in recent years. Few people can avoid the charm of some rural idyll right in the middle of the city.

Jonathan Hollander's Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

Jim Luce | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I've always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things--positively impacting lives in meaningful ways. Recently I met a ...

10 Hotels with Scandalous Pasts

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Hotels are the perfect places for the rich and famous to engage in questionable conduct. They're private enough to be concealed from prying public eyes, yet they're also an exciting escape from the monotony of home. It's no wonder that hotels have provided the backdrop for many of this century's most notorious scandals.

Can Merkel Survive Snowden, and Other Jokes

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Will the NSA scandal hurt Angela Merkel in the upcoming elections? If Merkel is seen as a tool of the NSA, that might make her collateral damage.

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

Best Bars for Your European Buzz

Party Earth | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Alcohol in Europe is not simply a means to an end (as it is for many college students in the United States). Whether beer, wine, vodka, or whisky it's...

Berlin: A City of Memories -- and Memorials -- from a Horrible War

Rick Steves | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Berliners look at any mound in a park knowing that it's rubble from their bombed-out city -- bulldozed and landscaped after the destruction of World W...