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Diversity: More than meets the eye

To mark Germany's Diversity Day on May 26, DW spoke to people who feel overlooked and excluded — especially amid a global pandemic.
Watch squirrels battle an epic bird feeder obstacle course

Watch squirrels battle an epic bird feeder obstacle course

From the guy who brought you package thief glitter bombs comes American Ninja Squirrel. On Sunday, former NASA engineer-turned-YouTuber Mark Rober shared the spoils of his quarantine time-killing

'Wind of Change': The Scorpions and the CIA

Did the US intelligence agency, and not the German rock band Scorpions, compose the power ballad "Wind of Change" to help topple the Communist Bloc? A podcast by New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe
Bet you're not as frustrated as this cat trying to drink water from a dispenser

Bet you're not as frustrated as this cat trying to drink water from a dispenser

You may be stuck at home this holiday weekend, but we bet you're not as frustrated as this cat who just wants a drink of water. Two-year-old Milo recently figured out how to work his family's water
Seven of the All-Time Greatest Celebrity Meet-Cutes

Seven of the All-Time Greatest Celebrity Meet-Cutes

Who says real, live meet-cutes don't exist in the wild? We've rounded up our favorite stories of celebrities finding love in unusual ways, from Joe Jonas's slide into Sophie Turner's DMs to Serena
Facebook role play groups offer a mundane escape from the pandemic

Facebook role play groups offer a mundane escape from the pandemic

As social distancing stretches on, isolated people are turning to humorous Facebook roleplay groups to pretend they're still at work. The pandemic has devastated the American economy; as of Thursday,
Elon Musk and Grimes change baby's name: 'Roman numerals look better'

Elon Musk and Grimes change baby's name: 'Roman numerals look better'

Tech entrepreneur and musician have changed their child’s name from X Æ A-12 to X Æ A-Xii, without much explanationThe tech entrepreneur Elon Musk and the musician Grimes have changed the unusual and
What Time of Day (Or Night) Do You Slide Into the DMs?

What Time of Day (Or Night) Do You Slide Into the DMs?

As we adjust to life under quarantine, the etiquette of the DM-slide (aka Instagram or Twitter-messaging someone with some degree of flirtation involved) has become even more important. But what time

Covid-19: Summer vacation away from the mainstream

Holidays are his profession: Publisher Michael Müller is one of the co-creators of a series of individual travel guides in Germany. We asked him what the prospects for summer holidays in 2020 might
Brian May was 'near death' after suffering heart attack while gardening

Brian May was 'near death' after suffering heart attack while gardening

The Queen guitarist said doctors found three blocked arteries after he experienced a ‘small’ heart attackAfter admitting to shredding his buttock muscles while gardening earlier this month, Brian May
The New 'Tenet' Trailer Dropped in 'Fortnite'

The New 'Tenet' Trailer Dropped in 'Fortnite'

Christopher Nolan's latest movie will screen in Epic Games' online universe this summer.
Today's Cartoon: Dream Office

Today's Cartoon: Dream Office

A workplace without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries.

machinegum: Kubes

machinegum (the artist collective that counts Strokes drummer Fab Moretti, Ian Devaney and Martin Bonventre as members) crowdsourced scenes of everyday routines for their “Kubes” music video. Justin
Recreate the magic (and misery) of theme parks with video food tours

Recreate the magic (and misery) of theme parks with video food tours

Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. Ah, a sunny day spent at the theme park. Whether you’re riding high on Dumbo’s back or rubbing Vaseline on
Sounding It Out

Sounding It Out

When my daughter began homeschooling earlier this year—a string of words that, even now, causes me to rub my eyes with disbelief—I went through something like the stages of grief, landing at