The Pacific Ring of Fire is aptly named. It's a string of volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, and the region is prone to earthquakes. In fact, most earthquakes strike within the ring. Here's five facts.
The death toll is rising in Sumatra following a 6.5-magnitude undersea earthquake. It is the same area where an earthquake set off a tsunami in 2004 which killed more than 230,000 people.
Mobile security and privacy are important - hacks and surveillance are on the rise. But with the two main phone makers, Apple and Samsung, on the slip, where to turn? Well, you could try joining the Silent Circle.
Open plan offices are meant to improve interaction among co-workers. But researchers say they increase noise and stress above all else. Now a new study shows why open plan offices reduce concentration.
There's a growing market for HIV self-testing kits. Health professionals say they may help us end the AIDS epidemic.
There was little or no talk on global health or HIV during the US election. And AVAC head Mitchell Warren is worried.
A pivotal trial for a vaccine against HIV has launched in South Africa. Scientists said that if it's successful, it could change the course of the pandemic. Results are expected in 2020.
America knows that "government no longer has exclusive access to space." Does Europe? ESA members meeting in Lucerne this week will bank on a future of public-private partnerships in "Space 4.0."
An alternative to steel enforced concrete has taken out the German Future Prize 2016. Edging out the inventions of pinpointed laser light and efficient motors.
Early diagnosis, better treatment and prevention have brought down the mortality rate of some types of cancer. As people live longer, however, there are more diagnoses of cancer.
A new radiation cover for the Chernobyl reactor ruin will be officially put into service today, after six years of construction. The building is designed to contain and eventually aid the removal of radioactive debris.
Researchers in New York and in the husker state of Nebraska have created audio recordings of corn growth. The process resembles muscular regeneration and it sounds like, well… just listen.
Ever taken the time to think about what astronauts do when they need to use the bathroom in space? Inventors worldwide are doing that right now, answering NASA's challenge to find a new portable waste management system.
DW takes a trip to a Dutch greenhouse to learn more about a fungus and the future of the world's most exported fruit.
Fine dust – increasingly, people around the world are getting sick from exposure to particulates.
#wanttoknow! – Tomorrow Today’s view question comes from Rubén Soria from Mendoza, Argentina.
Orangutans released from captivity learn to survive in the wild.
Many industrial and commercial products make characteristic sounds – and that’s not by chance.
DW is keeping up with the scientists on board a German research ship called the "Polarstern" as they travel from Germany to South Africa in search of clues about climate change.
Is your dog ever witness to things you wouldn't want anyone to know about? Dog owners would do well to think about this - because man's best friend is paying more attention than we think.
Does beer help our understanding of molecular science? That thesis is being tested in Hamburg, where dozens of bars have hosted talks by top scientists.
From laughing zebras to goofy grizzlies, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards celebrates 2016's funniest snaps of animals - and asks us to think about their future.
After the recent earthquakes in New Zealand, people and animals were cut off from the rest of the country for days. DW's Samantha Early describes how she felt when she heard that tremors had wrecked her country again.
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.
It's the old question: quantity or quality? Germany has nudged Japan off third spot on a Top 500 of supercomputers - it now has the most in Europe. But it lags way behind the US and China on performance.
Tomorrow Today has the answers to the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
To mark World AIDS Day, we focus on HIV. Also: how spices can beat pain, and a new way of getting fit.
A weekly TV program featuring science news and prominent in-studio guests.
Avian flu is on the March in Germany and Europe once more - but there's a crucial difference between this strain of bird flu and the one that came before it.
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