For three decades, the ice-breaker RV Polarstern has been a symbol of European polar research. It has taken thousands of scientists to the North and South Poles, enabling them to make major discoveries in marine and climate research.
The large fish was spotted by crew members of a marine research expedition. The presence of a great white shark in the Balearic Sea had not been documented for at least 30 years.
The fight against fake news and a new global role as a European broadcaster post-Brexit were the talking points as DW marked its anniversary. On hand were Bundestag deputies from all parties and the German chancellor.
New scientific techniques are expanding our knowledge of terrestrial fauna in Antarctica. Kingdoms of tiny mites and bacteria might not have the penguin's charisma, but they take the prize for extreme survival.
An increasing number of polar bears can't catch enough prey to fill their stomach, researchers found. As a result, many bears are losing weight — a development that could push the species closer to extinction.
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