Mimosa plants respond to contact by closing up their leaves. But can they be conditioned to do so, the way animal behaviors can be conditioned? A researcher at the University of Tübingen is trying to find out.
The number of property claims on plants by companies is rising. This can have dramatic consequences for farmers around the globe, as a case in India shows.
German prosecutors say an army employee has been detained on suspicion of spying for Iranian intelligence. The German-Afghan citizen worked as a translator for the German military.
The number of cyberattacks on vital public utilities is on the increase, a newspaper reported. Germany's cyberdefense agency has denied the report, saying it only recorded an increase in the number of disruptions.
On November 8, 1939, Georg Elser, a German carpenter, almost changed the course of history. But his bomb missed killing Adolf Hitler by 13 minutes. It would take postwar Germany decades to acknowledge Elser's actions.
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