October 24 is World Polio Day. It was first marked a decade ago to fight polio. In the meantime, most African countries are now free of the disease.
The European Space Agency has said that its ExoMars lander probably crashed on the surface of the Red Planet during an attempted touchdown. The lander likely hit the ground with a speed greater than 300 km/h (186 mph).
Is there, or has there ever been, life on Mars? European and Russian scientists are hoping to find out, with the first test probe set to land on Mars on Wednesday.
A signal from the ExoMars space craft has arrived at Mission Control in Darmstadt. But the response from Lander Schiaparelli remains uncertain.
Growing food in space was never going to be easy, but NASA and friends have been studying the problem. They've also been thinking about how to farm Martian soils when man finally reaches the Red Planet.
When healthy bones break, a cast, surgical screws or nails and a bit of rest usually do the trick. But when a patient has osteoporosis, fractures are more risky, as the bones have become brittle and fragile.
If you're in hospital, take care - take very good care. A new study suggests the risk of hospital infections is higher than that of a number of global infectious diseases together, including HIV and flu.
You may only know the Tasmanian devil as a cartoon character - the one that's out to get the bird. But Australian scientists say the real thing may carry a deadly weapon against dangerous superbugs.
German experts have found DNA traces from an alleged neo-Nazi terrorist at an unlikely crime scene. How do genetic samples help identify crime victims - and how reliable are they? A forensic geneticist has answers.
Neutrinos are so tiny and inconspicuous, physicists believed for a long time that they have no mass. Now, a massive device that is supposed to determine precisely how heavy they are has begun operating in Karlsruhe.
Robots revolutionize the world of work. What will that mean for us humans?
The global public health initiative to eradicate polio is "not a done deal." That's the consensus at the 2016 World Health Summit in Berlin. There is plenty of potential for us to fail. On three counts.
It's about this time of year that farmer's fields across Germany make a handy fuel stop for birds flying south for the winter. Bird lovers often make the trip to known feeding spots for some impressive sights and sounds.
DW science editor Jessie Wingard will never forget the faces of the ESA scientists when the Schiaparelli lander failed to send a signal. Some of them had worked on the project for more than 20 years. Now they have certainty: Schiaparelli has crashed.
Do you know what symptoms a patient with bipolar disorder would exhibit? Do you know what borderline syndrome is? On World Mental Health Day, we outline some of the diseases and conditions that affect the mind.
On this special Nobel edition of Spectrum, host Jessie Wingard chats with 2016 Nobel Laureate - Professor Ben Feringa. And, we hear about why computer science should be given Nobel Prize status, and find out what autophagy is all about.
Tomorrow Today has the answers to the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
A weekly TV program featuring science news and prominent in-studio guests.
On this week's show, the science of registering refugees - the uplifting story of how a woman overcame MS - using Mapswipe to help map disaster zones - and what's an image really worth these days?
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