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What exactly is a straw bear? Euromaxx reporter Max Merrill investigates an old German custom. He had to have himself completely wrapped up in 40 kilograms of straw. Could he even move around in it?
This dessert called Mama's Favorite Flowers looks like a potted plant that fell onto the floor. In fact, it's a scrumptious creation of chef Igor Grishechkin from St. Petersburg.
Croatian Pianist Maksim Mrvica lays into the keys with a vengeance. His crossover interpretations of classical and popular melodies are full of character and power. Seeing him live on stage is a captivating experience.
A boarding school in the state of Jodhpur is helping to empower child brides through education. Child marriages are common in India, despite being illegal. The school project is called Veerni, which means "woman of strength" or "heroine".
Making amends for environmental destruction. Colombian gas provider Promigas is funding conservation projects to compensate for the damage done by its pipelines. The beneficiary is the Los Colorados wildlife sanctuary in the north of Colombia.
Dr. Hubert Monnikes talks about inflammatory bowel disease and why a proper diagnosis is important. The internist is also psychotherapist and psychiatrist. He's head physician for internal medicine at Berlin's Martin-Luther Hospital.
Sleep latency is the length of time that it takes to accomplish the transition from wakefullness to sleep. And there's a simple way to measure it. All you need is a bed, a baking tray, a tea spoon and a stop watch.
German dog breeders fear Brexit will spell the end for British breeds in the EU. Without the UK's gene pool, they worry the canines will become inbred or die out. Owners don't want their four-legged friends to be quarantined for long periods either.
Volodymyr Zelensky plays the Ukrainian president in the TV satire "Servant of the People". Now he's running for that office in real life. Zelensky's presidential campaign is being backed by oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi.
The Hilux is part of Toyota's 50-year history on the pickup market. More than 18 million of the world's most popular pickup truck have been sold. The 8th generation Hilux has been given a facelift.
Driving in tough conditions takes courage and a sense for safety. The Arvidsjauer region of Sweden has frozen lakes that provide perfect conditions for taking VW's Arteon out for a test spin.
The Opel Olympia was a technological trend-setter back in the 1930s. It made Opel the first German carmaker to build 100,000 models a year. Its exterior hides a modern chassis and engine.
A McLaren marked with an LT has been stripped down to its bare bones. The 600LT Spider is the lightest car in its class. The uncompromising development aim was reducing its weight by 90 kg.
Companies trademark colors associated with their brands. Infringements trigger lawsuits. Nivea loves its rich blue; Deutsche Telekom's identity is magenta. Customer loyalty and real money are at stake.
Half the world's cars have a coat of paint in black, grey, silver or white made by German chemicals group BASF. We visited the company to find out why sobriety dominates the palette, when so many wild and crazy colors are just waiting to be applied.
Children's toys are often designed to be gender-specific. Girls get pink; boys, blue. Girls get dolls; boys, robots. Gender-neutral toys contribute to breaking down damaging stereotypes. Cristina Cubas says we still have a long way to go.
Exquisite pigments were luxury goods even in antiquity. They were traded across great distances and were a driver of ancient globalization. Modern synthetic dyes are cheap for the most part. Now many people can afford colorful clothing.
Marketing products means seducing consumers. Colors are deployed strategically with the aim of luring target groups. A psychologist and a product designer reveal something about what they consider to be the unconscious processes at play.
How three graffiti artists who decorated other people's property without permission morphed into a legit art agency that gets commissions for murals. Xi-Design, a Berlin story.
Jan Ole Lindner is 16 years old and no longer willing to leave the future of the planet to the adults. So every week, he skips school to protest. He's encouraged other students to take part in a global "Fridays for Future" action day on March 15th.
Many Poles see Russia as a threat, especially since the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea. In the northeast of Poland is a large contingent of US soldiers, part of NATO's plan to secure Poland in the event of a provocation from the east.