Neurodegenerative diseases have so far proved hard to beat, but scientists at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich are among those working towards curing the incurable.
With recent hurricanes leaving parts of the US and Latin America reeling, we look to the Dutch. Over one fifth of the Netherlands is below sea level, and the country's been building and maintaining an enormous barrier system.
Australia says it wants to tap into an annual market worth some 280 billion euros, which is growing at 10 percent per year. Officials have hinted that the new space agency could be based close to the city of Adelaide.
Jellyfish have a bad rep. Most people are disgusted by or even afraid of them. But the squishy sea-dwellers are beautiful creatures - who don't even need a brain to gracefully float through the seas.
The space probe Cassini has sent its last signal before hurtling into Saturn's atmosphere. It delivered fascinating pictures and information from the ringed planet for more than a decade.
In a painful experiment, a US researcher found out just how strong the jolts delivered by the fish are. He had previously found that electric eels have a special technique that makes their shocks extra-efficient.
Humanoid robot YuMi was as classical musicians and singers helped open a robotics fair in the Tuscan city of Pisa. The robot's range of movement, learned by imitation, appeared to be almost human.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
While there has been much recent focus on mass species extinction, a new report shows food staples like coffee and cholcolate could also be under threat. But greater agricultural biodiversity can save them.
Funny as it may sound, belching and flatulent cows are a serious contributor to the emissions that threaten our planet's climate. But the cows on one cattle farm in India are doing their part to pass less gas.
A group of women in Senegal has taken the lead in transforming their community to prepare for the fight against climate changes — thanks to efforts to make climate policy more democratic.
A new study of historic satellite data reveals that pandas have less habitat than when they were first listed endangered 30 years ago, with scattered populations holding out in isolated pockets of bamboo forest.
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba already ranks alongside Amazon and Walmart as one of the world's largest retailers. Its latest announcement of a major logistics investment and takeover shows the scale of its ambitions.
As French President Emmanuel Macron lays out his vision for a more federal Europe, we look at what he wants and and the chances of it being executed. This as Germany cobbles together a working post-election coalition.
The world's biggest mining company has forecast growing demand for its raw materials as 2017 looks set to be the "tipping point" for electric cars, and China's Belt and Road initiative will boost global iron ore demand.
The single currency has snapped a two-day rising streak and edged lower after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faces tough coalition choices, with markets sensing an increasing risk for Europe.
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