asks Maiti Swarnendu, India
Scientists will tell you it's impossible to predict the unpredictable. Those in the field of data assimilation get as close as possible. DW's Emma Wallis visits them at Japan's K supercomputer.
Years ago, The Simpsons predicted the future: Donald Trump would become US President. The idea seemed absurd at the time, but now that man has been in that very office for the past 100 days. The Simpsons noted the irony.
A new German study has predicted a massive rise in students due to an influx of migrant children and consistently rising birth rates. The authors warn that Germany is woefully unprepared for the future.
The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in 2010 caused an environmental disaster. But an oil spill like that could happen again, scientists say. Will they be able to prevent worse in the future?
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