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A Tiny Brain is Grown

A Tiny Brain is Grown

Peering into her microscope morning after morning, Dr. Madeline Lancaster watched through the lens as strange new worlds began to grow. Under the glass, she saw tissue crosssections begin to form just like a cerebral cortex, bringing scientists closer than ever before to creating a human brain. “I could see different brain regions that looked […]

Far From Flanders Fields

Far From Flanders Fields

On 28 June 1914, the shots were fired that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, triggering a war in which over 16 million people died. As winter comes to Vienna, we approach the centennial of a war that shaped today’s western world, and defined the modern Austrian Republic. Over the next four years, […]

More Vienna Tourism

The City is looking forward to a busy holiday season. Vienna has seen 3.1 % more business trippers and vacationers from January to October 2013 as compared to 2012. Of the 4.8 million total overnighters, roughly 3.8 million traveled in from foreign countries, the main markets being Germany, the U.S., and Russia. The largest group […]

Between The Years

Between The Years

Hosting the holidays is Vienna’s strong suit. But for locals, this near “state of emergency” means navigating countless first-world problems like finding an open shop after 17:00 on Saturday, a restaurant on Christmas day, or simply a place to re-fill that Glühwein mug.  The official holidays in Austria are 24 through 26 Dec., New Years […]

Unemployment still rising

At 4.9%, Austria has the lowest unemployment rate in Europe, however, it has been rising for the past 27 months. In November, AMS chief Johannes Kopf said he expects an increase from the current 361,000 jobless Austrians to 450,000 by the end of January. While the economy grew by 0.5% in 2013, and is projected […]

The Sky Is Not Enough

The Sky Is Not Enough

Approaching on the U1, the DC tower juts out from the landscape, a huge melanite shaft, dwarfing the surrounding buildings. It opened its doors in October and at 250 metres it’s Austria’s tallest skyscraper and the third tallest in Europe. There has been much debate over the development of what some people still jokingly call […]

Neo-Nazis convicted

Seven members of “Object 21”, a right-wing extremist group in Upper Austria were sentenced to up to six years in prison on 5 November, after pleading not guilty of “re-engagement with National Socialism”, which was established as a crime in 1947. According to police surveillance since 2009, Object 21 has terrorised the region in Attnang-Pucheim […]

Summing up Art Week

Summing up Art Week

From 18 to 24 November, exhibitions, panel discussions, presentations, tours and talks with curators and artists brought art, design and fashion aficionados to the Austrian capital for Vienna Art Week. Initiated by the Dorotheum and hosted by Art Cluster Vienna, this festival focuses on the city’s vibrant creative scene, bringing visitors beyond the well-known locations, […]

1st Verdict on Gurlitt art

German prosecutors have announced that Cornelius Gurlitt rightfully owns several hundred paintings of the recently discovered Munich treasure trove of art. Until they were confiscated in February 2012, Gurlitt lived in solitude amongst the 1,406 masterworks. Including paintings by Picasso, Chagall and Matisse, 970 of the paintings are still under investigation to establish provenance. Experts […]

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