In 60 years of space exploration, we've placed almost 7,000 satellites in orbit. Less than a third still function. The rest is dangerous junk - and their number is growing. Here's how we might mitigate the threat.
A cloud of space debris surrounds our planet. It ranges from dead satellites to launchers to fragments of material and even flecks of paint. And it could have a permanent impact on human spaceflight.
Scientists will tell you, "Space debris is an urgent issue. We've got novel technology to deal with it. But we can't get the funding." It's a lot like climate change. But do we really want to wait until it's too late?
For years, scientists have raised concerns about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. Facebook said it chose Germany because of its position "at the forefront of the conversation."
This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS.
Scientists were set to release a new World Magnetic Model after accelerating changes in earth's magnetic field, but the US government shutdown has stopped them for now. Navigation as we know it could be in jeopardy.
Iran has said a satellite launched to gather environmental information has failed to reach orbit. Washington had expressed concern that Tehran's satellite program could help it in developing ballistic nuclear weapons.
US company OceanGate is launching submarine trips to the Titanic. OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush told DW about the idea behind the mission - and why participants won't have to worry about going to the bathroom onboard.
US company OceanGate is offering commercial diving expeditions down to the Titanic. Tourists will share a submarine with marine researchers. But the tickets don't come cheap.
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A genetic fingerprint technique is aiming to make it easier to catch fake and adulterated foods.
Around the world, millions of people go hungry. Could algae be a new source of protein?
Have humans always eaten meat? A survey of carnivorous consumption through the ages.
Indian conference organizers have distanced themselves from unorthodox claims made by some prominent academics. Among the claims: ancient Indians invented stem cell technology, and Einstein and Newton were misguided.
After years in the lab, will meats derived from animal cells finally break into the mainstream consumer market? The products could have huge implications for the planet, human health and animal welfare.
Scientists at NASA have revealed details of the icy minor planet at the edge of the solar system known as Ultima Thule. The New Horizons probe sent back images that show the frosty object is shaped like a snowman.
The Chinese probe Chang'e-4 has become the first spacecraft ever to make a successful landing on the far side of the moon. The probe includes a rover to study geology and how the moon formed.
2018 was an exciting year for research, with many new discoveries and events. But which were the most important? Hard to say! Here are our personal favorites.
Like destroying things? We all do. So much so that scientists in even Europe are planning a 100-kilometer mega-project to destroy the smallest things possible.
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