At a space food conference in Cologne, German astronaut Ewald talked to DW about the challenges of eating in outer space, what he missed the most – and what makes rice dishes so treacherous.
EU officials are putting up a united front in reaction to the attempted murder of a former spy.
Fresh off an electoral victory, the Russian president has dismissed allegations that Moscow poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the UK. The EU has called on Moscow to provide "complete disclosure" of its Novichok program.
Double agent Sergei Skripal was poisoned with a little-known nerve agent from a group of chemical compounds known as Novichok. The Soviets once developed these weapons to circumvent the Chemical Weapons Convention.
UK investigators have not yet confirmed what substance poisoned Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in a shocking attack that has left them both in critical condition. DW looks at five possibilities.
The disclosure came in a closed-door meeting Germany's foreign intelligence agency held with members of the Bundestag last week, media report. North Korea has pursued missile and nuclear programs despite UN sanctions.
Across the continent packets of data come at all sorts of different costs and in various sizes. But often the poorest are penalized the most. So, given the choice, would you choose food or data?
Lawmakers in the EU and the US demand answers following reports that a firm harvested data from 50 million Facebook users to influence the US election. Cambridge Analytica reportedly retained illegally obtained data.
The Aspen Institute's two-day conference on artificial intelligence raised several interesting points. Among them was a need to energize the public — and German investors — on the benefits of AI.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
The famous Polish composer has been dead for nearly 170 years. His body is in Paris, but his heart is in a glass jar encased in stone in Warsaw. Now scientists believe they can dispel doubts about the cause of his death.
Dr. Torsten Bauer explains how to recognize tuberculosis and why treatment can take months. Bauer is the head of the Pneumology Department at the Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring in Berlin.
Scientists from APOPO, an international firm known for using rats to locate landmines is now training the giant pouched rodents to sniff out tuberculosis among inmates in Tanzania and Mozambique.
The revelation from a new global survey into microplastics in bottled water serves up a bitter irony. What we drink may well be contaminated. Possibly from the bottles themselves.
A top German health body has released a report on children’s health. Obesity, smoking and psychological issues all remain problems.
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
The British physicist and cosmologist, who died on March 14, was not only a best-selling author, but an unmistakable figure of pop culture. Here are a few works that made him a rock star.
Cities hold tons of materials that can be reused — and doing so can address over-exploitation of scarce natural resources. From buildings to electronic waste, we are surrounded by value. So how does urban mining work?
Cancer doesn't have to be an inevitable destiny. Scientists know exactly what triggers the disease. And everyone can do something against the biggest threats.
Friederike Otto, deputy director of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, has identified areas where she can reduce emissions but says researchers can't tackle the problem alone.
Developed at the University of Konstanz, E-David is learning how to paint.
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a star of the science world.
#wanttoknow! – This week’s viewer’s question comes from Nazar Omer Hassan Salih in Sudan.
What makes the fight against TB so challenging?
Without a dildo, but with a condom: This is sex education for refugees, conducted by refugees. DW’s Astrid Prange reports from Zirndorf on how AIDS and HIV are discussed in Germany’s asylum-seeker reception facilities.
The bears are considered to be the national animal of China. Their awarding is an important diplomatic gesture and a good deal. So that it works better with the panda offspring, the animals should get more space.
I used to believe hypnosis was utter nonsense, something that esoteric people with swinging pendulums do. However, a self-experiment taught me how wrong I was. Medical hypnosis can actually work. Larissa Warneck reports.
For weeks, digital clocks in Europe have been lagging behind. The unexpected source of the problem: Kosovo and Serbia, whose power grid operators can't find common ground.
We meet a group of young women in Kenya proving that careers in science and technology are no longer just for the boys. Girls in India’s slums are coding and building smartphone apps.
The iconic monarch butterfly travels thousands of miles south to overwinter in Mexico. But factors including the changing climate are challenging its existence — new figures show it's declined 15 percent from last year.
Several billionaires, most of them Californians, have been funding firms involved in developing life-extension technologies. What if they succeed? What if billionaires alive today live indefinitely and get ever richer?
How can tiny animals with fragile limbs survive the bitter cold when we are shivering despite wearing winter boots, gloves, and cozy down jackets? Well, these critters use some special tricks.
Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota has said it will soon stop selling diesel vehicles in Europe, reacting to diesel's fall from grace on the Continent. The announcement was made at the Geneva Motor Show.
It'll be the first car show since a German court empowered cities to impose bans on diesel cars, leaving Europe's biggest automakers in a spin. A looming trade war with the US is another worry. Janelle Dumalaon reports.
Germany has reported a jump in new car registrations over the past four months. At the same time, consumers felt a lot less inclined to buy diesel cars, following a series of scandals and looming driving bans in cities.
Tomorrow Today has the answers to the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
What happens when your biological clock gets out of sync? In Good Shape consults a chronobiologist.
Anyone who is sedentary for an extended period runs the risk of his arms or legs falling asleep. How exactly does that happen and are there any risks?
We're often told to "get out into the fresh air." It's supposed to be especially good for our health. It's even been claimed that fresh air protects us from cancer.
These days people don't move much when they travel. Hours of sitting in cars, buses or airplanes can lead to a leaden feeling in your legs, caused by the blood flow slowing down considerably.
Because they sit at desks all day, many office workers have to exercise in the early morning or late evening. But when is it best to work out? The answer: listen to your body’s internal clock.
For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for the new decree, given that the African Swine Fever is rampant in a number of European countries east of Germany.
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