Hardly two years after the first discovery of gravitational waves, the world of astrophysics has been shaken by a second breakthrough.
Red, yellow, purple, pink. Each fall the forests and parks become more colorful than ever. By the end, the trees and shrubs have shed their leaves until they're naked. Why do it?
Often overlooked in good times, critical infrastructure can go offline in a matter of minutes and impact millions of lives. That's why it's important to always be prepared according to guest commentator Simone Sandholz.
Auto manufacturers are offering cash incentives for drivers to scrap diesels and buy new cars that pollute less. That sounds like it should be good for the environment, but what about all the natural resources that went into making the diesels?
Paris is set to ban all petrol and diesel-fueled cars by 2030. An official told French radio it was part of a long-term strategy to reduce greenhouse gases.
Sound is a powerful device. It's used in war to disorientate the enemy, and in cities to hold back protesters or disperse "loitering" teenagers. Plus, it's "media friendly." So is sonic weaponry better than a gun?
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass mighty close by our planet this Thursday. A direct hit would cause untold destruction. So, are we really prepared for such an event?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that more kids will be obese or overweight globally than underweight by 2022. Currently, the number of obese five to 19-year-olds is 10 times higher than in 1975.
Did you know that many popular drugs were invented here in Germany? No joke! See for yourself!
A Fukushima court has ordered the Japanese government and nuclear plant operator TEPCO to pay damages for the 2011 triple meltdown. The case was the largest class action suit brought over the nuclear disaster.
Did you know that when you laugh, air flows through your lungs at a speed of up to 100 kilometers per hour? No joke!
Germany's highest mountain is getting a new cable car. It’s a feat of engineering.
#wanttoknow! – Amit Kumar from Pune in India wants to know if blind people see in their dreams
The marsh fritillary butterfly is being reintroduced in Germany 30 years after it disappeared.
Recently a griffon vulture took up residence in the Swabian highlands of southern Germany.
Multiple wildfires across a large swath of northern California have killed at least 31 people and devastated homes. The rising death toll makes it the deadliest wildfire in California's history.
This additional appendage is nothing to thumb your nose at. You can use it to be more efficient in the kitchen or up your guitar skills - so many possibilities!
More than two-thirds of Germans believe in love at first sight, according to a survey by polling institute YouGov. But one-third of those in a relationship say they have had at least one affair.
It gets harder and harder for men to get hard as they age. Sorry, but it's true. Is it just that they're bored of sex or are there biological reasons for a lower sex drive?
Airbus isn't just struggling with corruption scandals. Sinking demand for its A380 superjumbo is also a cause for worry. Although the model has been on the market for ten years, falling orders are slowing production lines even faster than expected.
We find out the secrets to making raw milk cheese.
Tomorrow Today has the answers to the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
It’s one of the most common causes of death, but most people have never heard of COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In Good Shape talks with a lung specialist about why this condition is so dangerous, and how it can be treated. Also, why beets are viewed as the unsung heroes of the vegetable world, and getting rid of tumors with ultrasound instead of surgery.
Studies have shown that music lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, calms the breath and reduces stress hormones. But not all music does the trick quite so well.
It's not always easy for people to tell the difference between a cold and a flu right away. What distinguishes influenza from a common cold?
TV shows can be highly informative – “In Good Shape,” for example. But TV is best watched in moderation - for the sake of your arteries.
Many people are looking for a way to find more peace of mind and relaxation. Here's an exercise.
We find out the secrets to making raw milk cheese. Catch up with some people in India undergoing sex change surgery. And: many experts are worried that Germany's horse chestnut trees will disappear – permanently.
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