This great blue-green ball.
We live on it, and it sustains us: The Earth. It's impressive and inspiring - and not without threats.
In Oscar-nominated 'Arrival', Amy Adams' character is asked to find a way to communicate with extraterrestrials who visit Earth. DW asked adviser to the movie Jessica Coon just how realistic it was.
Astronomers have discovered seven new planets which may host liquid water. Their find shows that Earth-like planets are even more common in the universe than previously thought.
The 15-story high booster portion of the rocket successfully returned to earth with a controlled, upright, landing. SpaceX hopes to begin carrying astronauts to the space station in 2018 and, eventually, to Mars.
Organic solar cells are light, flexible and more eco-friendly than silicon ones. But they have their drawbacks. Still, could they be the next big thing?
Photographer and geologist Bernhard Edmaier photographs planet earth from a birds-eye perspective and reveals it to be full of otherworldly colors. His work has taken him to all corners of the earth.
We visit a new “gin hotel” in London. Plus, we talk to the German author Martin Walser, and we take a birdseye view of our multi-colored earth.
Earth Day 2017 will see another large-scale protest against US President Trump. After the huge success of the Women's March, it is now the scientists' turn to voice anger and dissatisfaction with new policies.
The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it was time to close the curtain on the legendary show after 146 years.
The Earth does what it wants: Its real rotation just doesn't take into account what our calendar says. Indeed, the planet is revolving more and more slowly. That's why we have to give in to reality, and add one second.
This year we are getting a special present - an additional second. "So what?" - you may think. Well, just imagine all the things you could do with that extra time. Here are some ideas.
John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit Earth and a former Ohio senator, has died at 95. Hailed as "the ultimate hometown hero," he served as a senator for 24 years and later became the oldest man in space.
The Amazon rainforest absorbs about 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year. Agents at the Brazilian environment institute are trying to protect the green lungs of the Earth - but money shortages threaten their work.
Advisers to the new US president-elect have promised to slash funding to NASA's Earth division in favor of investing further in space exploration. Scientists say this could devastate climate research.
Night-time satellite images show a sea of light that stretches across populated areas of the Earth. But too much light can have a negative effect on the health of both humans and animals
Jerome Boateng has come under fire from the Bayern Munich chairman. Rummenigge told the defender to "focus on his football" after a poor performance in the shock defeat to Rostov.
Thomas Pesquet made contact with the Earth today via a live video link. He described his first impressions of the ISS - and got some words of encouragement from his family.
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