How deep the abyss of Wirecard is

Good morning dear readers, in case of fraud Wirecard there is a new, monstrous number: up to 2.7 billion euros in fake assets had inflated the balance sheet of the former Dax group and now insolvent digital payment processor. So far there had been talk of 1.9 billion. Our investigative team – René Bender, Felix … Read more

Californian children “go to school” with fast-food Wi-Fi

A photo of two young girls using the Wi-Fi of a fast food chain to “go to school” online has become a symbol of the digital divide in the United States. The image shows the two girls hunched over small laptops, sitting cross-legged on the concrete floor on the edge of a Mexican Taco Bell … Read more

There is a huge wave of forced evictions in the United States. Millions can lose their roofs over their heads

The situation in the USA does not look definitely good. One in three tenants failed to pay the full part of the rent in the first week of July, according to a survey Apartment List. According to an analysis by the consulting firm Stout Risius Ross, almost twelve million people could be ordered to move … Read more

Coronavirus vaccine race: top candidates

WASHINGTON – In a race for a vaccine designed to put an end to the global COVID-19 pandemic, eight participants pulled ahead. Eight candidate vaccines are tested in humans in clinics in China, the United States, Britain and Germany. In addition to them, at least 94 are at different stages of development. The Trump administration … Read more

A founder looking for investors in Silicon Valley

San Francisco, New York At the end of February, the founder of a Berlin start-up, who wants to remain anonymous, sits at the bar of an Irish pub in San Francisco and tells about his exciting day. The pub is half full and a few guests are playing billiards. On a TV on the wall … Read more

how COVID-19 turns body cells into viral factories

When the coronavirus attacks the body of its next victim, it turns the patient’s own cells into original factories for the production of new viruses. The process begins on the surface of the cell when the virus captures the protein, which usually helps regulate the patient’s blood pressure. The cell involuntarily lets the virus inside … Read more

Homelessness in California is getting out of control

San Francisco, Los Angeles It is one of those many sleepless nights again – not because of a long, celebrated party with friends or one of the many festivals for which San Francisco is so famous. It is the everyday noise of despair that does not let you sleep. My apartment building in the heart … Read more