The Global Economy
By Thomas Ramge & Jan Schwochow
The size of our lunar footprint
For a decade, American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts raced each other to the moon. The race to be first ended when two astronauts stepped out of Apollo 11 and claimed one “giant leap for mankind”. Five further American missions successfully brought people to the lunar surface as well as rovers and probes. In total, a mere 68 square kilometers have been covered since that first step in July 1969.
By Thomas Ramge & Jan Schwochow
The orchestra hits the crescendo and you break out into magical goosebumps. It isn't wizardry. It's science.
Death at 8,000 meters on 8 Peaks
Nepal is home to eight peaks over 8,000 meter. Amateurs and professionals alike take on the summit of Mount Everest. Every year, people succeed, but for every success, there are far more fai...
By Michael Kreil
By Philipp Hafellner
To the moon!
An infocomic about what happens to your body on your flight to the moon without all the fancy suits and ships and also if you didn't – you know – die along the way (which you totally would).
Island! Island! Island!
The Asian archipelago of the Philippines offers thousands of islands to explore, but there is one tiny island that truly stands out.
Moonshot: Three key Apollo 11 moments captured
On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, three NASA photos tell the story of how three figures made the human race’s first space steps.
Welcome to the 27 Club
The 27 Club is full of some of rock's biggest stars, but you have to literally die to get in.
Get your kicks on …
The famed interstate highway stretches 3,940 kilometers from Chicago to Los Angeles, kicking up pit stops all the way there.
The price and profits of oil
Understanding the price of oil and how countries survive on a single valuable resource.
Around the world with your morning coffee
Coffee or tea? Sweet or savory? Our tastes are defined by where we're from and how we start our day.
Higher, bigger, wider
National honor, religious devotion or patriotic salute have driven people to build monuments and statues around the world dedicated to idols. Size definitely matters.
The gilded egg hunt
The most elaborate Easter eggs ever created come from the Fabergé workshop. Throughout history, they have been smuggled, seized, stolen and sold for millions. Seven, however, have been missi...
Instant bling for a bad economy
When markets are bad, buy gold – but the classic bit of money-making wisdom only applies to times when the US market is in crisis. Here's why.
The wasp-eating fig
To be a vegetarian ist hard enough. To be vegan even more. Even a tiny sweet fig might cause you a headache.
»We had no guns, only flour.«
For 11 months from 1948 to 1949, the Soviet and Allied forces battled it out on the logistics front.
Afloat between the fronts
In 1967, Egypt and Israel went to war, making the Suez Canal the front lines. The global shipping passage was brought to a standstill – with 15 ships caught in the middle as eyewitnesses.
Kaleidoscope of hurt
The life cycle of a bruise transforms the skin, demonstrating the body’s self-healing power. It's a technicolor display of biology.
Driving Germany's Autobahn
They say its not the destination, but the journey. The German Autobahn is both with its stretches of road free of speed restrictions. What started as faster way for diplomats to commute to m...