Author Archive | Philip Bethge

Brown Bears in the Alps: The Great Bear Comeback

The brown bear is returning to the mountains of Central Europe, thanks to resettlement projects in Italy, Austria and France. Biologists celebrate the animals’ return as a success in endangered species protection. But the general population has mixed feelings about welcoming back the predator. By Philip Bethge It was Christina Kröll’s dog which showed the […]

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The Plague: Locusts Swarm Europe

For months, vast swarms of locusts have been buzzing through Africa, eating everything in sight. Now, they have reached European shores. Can the plague be stopped? By Philip Bethge It was like deja vu, a flashback to that all-too-familiar invasion of feathered-friends from Hitchcock’s thriller “The Birds.” The difference: this time, the attackers had four […]

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Die Musik-Formel

Lieder können zu Tränen rühren und Massen in Ekstase treiben. Wie ist das möglich? Forscher entschlüsseln, wie sich physikalische Schwingungen in Gefühle verwandeln – und wie die rätselhafteste aller Künste einst entstanden ist. Machte erst die Musik den Menschen zum sozialen Wesen? Von Philip Bethge, SPIEGEL 31/2003 Johann Sebastian Bach wird überdauern. Selbst wenn ewiges […]

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