You might not have known that these five inventions were developed in Germany. Or did you know that toothpaste was invented in 1907 by pharmacist Ottomar von Mayenburg from Dresden?
What does actress Hedy Lamarr have to do with Inventors' Day? Find out here, and celebrate the day by discovering 10 commonplace things that were invented in Germany.
Some catch forbidden programming via shortwave radios, others secretly watch South Korean TV. Denied access to information from abroad, North Koreans have inventive ways of following the news.
Did you know that the Roman emperor Nero loved sorbet made of rose water, that you can eat beer ice cream in Munich, and that the Gelato World Tour is on the lookout for the world's very best ice cream?
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
Answer the quiz and win CDs! We play a cover version of a hit from Germany, and you tell us: Who first sang the original of "The Power"?
Win CDs by Broilers, Three Fall, Alice Merton, Bausa.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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