In its 350th anniversary year, Merck announced a highly remunerative science award and invited renowned researchers to its conference. A realignment is essential because the corporation is weakening.
In Kenya's capital Nairobi, cars and solar power make for an unusual combination.
Thousands of German scientists — many using public funds — have published their results in quasi-scientific journals without being peer reviewed, according to a report. An expert described it as "a disaster for science."
Bright-red Lake Natron in Tanzania may not look inviting enough to take a dip – and that's a good thing: its water is extremely alkaline. The caustic lake has another strange quality: it appears to turn animals to stone.
It's an open secret at the Farnborough International Airshow that a huge chunk of the business done is military. So why, asks DW's Zulfikar Abbany, don't we, or the arms companies, want to talk about it?
Sure, there's been the odd mention of the UK's leaving the European Union at Farnborough, and the odd announcement that says "there's still a great in Great Britain." But aerospace is so global, you're unlikely to care.
Demand for new airliners is very much in evidence at this year's Farnborough Airshow
A British study shows that gene editing does not work as well as previously assumed. Experiments using the cells of mice and humans resulted in numerous unwanted mutations.
"Love, fire, cough, scabies, gout cannot be hidden" — so an old German saying goes. And while it may be difficult to conceal the painful effects of swollen, inflamed joints, you can conceal it by not getting it at all.
A Thai soccer team and their coach have told how they tried to dig their way out of a flooded cave after becoming trapped. The boys were saved in a risky three-stage rescue operation by a team of international experts.
Astronaut Matthias Maurer has gone through ESA cave training. He told DW how extraordinary he finds it that 12 boys and their coach, who didn't have any caving or diving experience, were rescued from a Thai cave.
The Thai boys trapped in a cave may not only face psychological problems, but also gain psychological benefit, says psychologist Prof. Dr. Brigitte Lueger-Schuster from the University of Vienna.
Insects are helping scientists develop new medicines.
Beavers are amazing architects. They shape their surrounding as they see fit.
Seals on Heligoland are so used to interacting with humans, they're making visitors nervous.
#justask – This week's Tomorrow Today viewer question comes from Yu Pang Yeow from Hongkong.
Did you know that screen time can cause behavioral problems in children? Or that long working hours can increase your diabetes risk? DW brings you this week's health news, all in one handy guide!
They're touted as miracle cures. But the stem cell treatments on offer at private clinics are often anything but. Before you send a loved one in for a last-ditch (and very expensive) treatment, read the warnings.
The new smartphones can be unlocked using biometrics. But is the new technology really secure?
A new study has found that the mummified man known as Ötzi enjoyed feasting on ibex and deer meat. Previous studies chronicled the ancient human's battles against infection, dental cavities, stress and Lyme disease.
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Crohn's disease patients suffer from fatigue, abdominal pain and diarrhea. This can last days, months, or it never stops. What is the state of research? Will there be new therapies soon?
An unbelievable collection of data gathered by the entomological society in Krefeld shows that the biomass of flying insects in a couple of states in Germany has drastically gone down. 76 percent fewer bugs are flying around in 2017 compared to 30 years ago.
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