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Langya henipavirus is a new zoonotic disease in shrews in China that infected 35 people. Is it worth freaking out? If it starts spreading between people it is.
The number of children who've caught monkeypox is tiny compared to infections among adults. But at least four European countries have reported cases in kids.
So how cautious should you be if you have just recovered from COVID-19 but your partner currently has it? Medical opinions vary.
There's something in the universe that seems to hold everything together, a dark matter like glue. We can't see it, and yet it's got to be out there, right?
Low serotonin levels in the brain are commonly thought to cause depression. But science shows the neurotransmitter has little to do with it. What gives?
Conservationists have reported dramatic reductions in Western Europe's native hedgehog populations. They say that saving them from extinction will be a challenge.
About 1.5 million people got HIV in 2021 — a million more than predicted. Experts say AIDS programs "suffered" due to COVID and we have to get back on track.
Researchers have developed a system that can halt or reverse cell damage. They hope it will prevent cell death in organs needed for transplant surgery.
Images from the James Webb Telescope reveal never-before-seen details and beauty of the universe.
Spoiler alert: There’s more to it than menstruation. Learn more about the eventful life of breasts.
Follow these simple steps to check if your breasts are alright. But don’t forget your regular gynecologist's checkup!
It’s intimate. It's sweaty. It’s hot. But what happens in our body when we orgasm? It’s a long way to the top. Let's go!
Here's what age has to do with fertility, how you can know how fertile you are, and what it takes to get pregnant.
Every pot needs a lid ― er: Bottom. Ours is the pelvic floor. Its muscles perform hard work every day.
Did you know vaginal discharge is a trace of our own security shield? The vaginal flora protect us from infections.
We have some tips on how best to keep your vulva and vagina clean and healthy.
The promise of genetics is huge: From recreating extinct animals to securing our very own human survival on Earth. But what of the ethics in the science?
Only a third of adults today can digest lactose. For many years, researchers assumed humans adopted this ability when our prehistoric ancestors started drinking milk. A new study points to a different story.
So, Russia reaffirmed its intention to end cooperation on the International Space Station, but that's not the end. They're building their own. China is too.
Hepatitis E is one of the least understood forms of the disease. For Hepatitis Day 2022, DW looks at why it affects the world's most vulnerable people.
Experts still don't fully know how monkeypox spreads. Close contact and sex may play a role. But vaccines could slow the spread of the virus.
We know that some people are at particular risk of COVID-19, while others never seem to catch it.
New research shows why exactly the omicron variant is so infectious. We take a look at the science behind COVID-19 variants, and how future vaccines will deal with them.
Gregor Mendel devoted his life to understanding how genetic characteristics are transferred between generations.
A majority of the DNA that has been sequenced for research comes from donors of European ancestry. That causes a knowledge gap about the genome of people from the rest of the world.
For the first time in the country's history, the Marburg virus has been detected in Ghana. The infectious disease is one of the most dangerous known viruses.
Last week, people in Germany braced for a predicted heat wave that never came. We all know weather forecasting systems can be faulty. But why?
Gorillas and COVID-19, wastewater as early warning system, the discoverer of Omicron and askDerrick
DW's Derrick Williams looks at "human challenge studies" in connection with COVID-19.
Can wastewater analyses help to predict new COVID-19 infection waves?
A new study has found that many people had heavier or unexpected menstrual bleeding after their COVID-19 vaccinations. Changes were minimal and temporary, but here's why you should keep an eye on them.
Summertime has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and with it some sweltering heat. Animals have developed different ways of dealing with this — from mud baths to bald spots.
Researchers say they have detected three never-before-seen particles for the first time. Their new discovery is a "tremendous step forward" in our understanding of the universe, says CERN.
The Large Hadron Collider will launch its third run on July 5. What can we expect to learn this time around?
Some tropical viruses can change your scent to attract mosquitoes. This is how they find new hosts.
New research suggests that monkeypox is mutating surprisingly fast in Europe and North America. The study shows how little we know about the virus.
An astronomer's work never ends. Europe's Gaia mission has mapped billions of stars, planets and asteroids in our galaxy but the job is far from done.
Scientists who are out and part of LGBTQ communities have more emotional energy for their work, giving them a chance to thrive. But they still get prejudice.
Thinking about tracking your menstrual cycle on a smartphone? Well, you may want to consider a few digital privacy issues before you use some random app.
Swimming accidents, injuries and drownings are common even among professionals at World Championships, like American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez. But accidents can be prevented.
The fish humans find most beautiful are least in need of conservation while "ugly" fish need more help. A study into fish aesthetics warns of a beauty bias.
Scientists expect the new omicron variants will soon be responsible for most COVID-19 infections, and they will likely cause an increase in re-infection rates.
Some people claim parsley, papaya and other plants can be used to induce abortions. Is that true? And are any of these methods safe?
Why don't we lose our hymens? Why do we fart more when we're on our period? And how similar are the clitoris and penis, really? Here's the truth about our bodies.
Does the world's biggest ice cave have a future despite the ongoing climate crisis?
Could the Earth's core be cooled enough to extinguish its volcanism?
Can scientists help prevent a world without coral reefs?
Oceans, which cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface, are endangered by climate change and human activity.
For some people, the BA.5 situation's looking manageable? And also, what we maybe shouldn't have said about James Webb.
It might be OK to drink a caffeinated beverage made with pulsating laser beams — but fresh alpine water... not so much.
Should we just… ignore the (pretty solid) health data saying we shouldn't drink until middle age?
This was it. This was the week where we got to see our universe in a way we've never seen it before.
The unveiling of the James Webb telescope's first images really was special. It didn't go as planned here in Germany.
Although COVID-19 is very contagious, its fatality rate is relatively low in comparison with these ten viruses.
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