For one year, a research ship called "Polarstern" will drift through the frozen Arctic. Researchers want to better understand the influence of the Arctic on climate, says cruise leader Christian Haas in a DW interview.
Sometimes friends, often enemies: Aliens have inspired us in many movies. Here are a few of the funny, scary and odd-looking space creatures that filmmakers have put on the screen over the years.
Whether it's Area 51, the moon landing or the 9/11 attacks, it feels like a disproportionate amount of conspiracy theories have something to do with the US. Expert Michael Butter says that's not quite true.
It may have started as a joke, but just how many of the two million people "attending" an Area 51 alien hunting event on Facebook are laughing or taking it seriously, no one knows. The US military has issued a warning.
Two million people signed up on Facebook to go alien hunting at the highly classified US air force facility Area 51. Are they crazy or is there something to it? What would happen if we came into contact with aliens?
A survey published on Thursday showed that fewer German women were taking the birth control pill than before, with condoms becoming more popular. The pill has been associated with health risks in recent years.
Traveling through Jerusalem and the West Bank to Jordan, DW's Zulfikar Abbany saw science clash with politics and society. This is part three of his diary.
Researchers have developed a second skin that could replace traditional bandage methods.
In southern Russia, pollution and the drying out of a saltwater lake are thought to be affecting two species of pelican.
Can science bring peace to the Middle East? DW's Zulfikar Abbany traveled through Israel and the West Bank to a synchrotron in Jordan to find out. This is part two of his diary.
The SESAME synchrotron in Jordan is an ambitious scientific, political and social experiment — since way before it even started producing results. DW's Zulfikar Abbany spent a week in the Middle East to find out why.
Researchers at Oxford University found out that competition breeds a better ejaculate in male fruit flies.
A German scientist was awarded an Ig Nobel prize for discovering that holding a pen in your mouth does not bring joy. Other winners proved that one testicle is warmer than the other and that banknotes spread disease.
Roughly 300 plants are named after him, as well as numerous animals and even an area on the moon. Alexander von Humboldt breaks all records. Let's celebrate his 250th birthday!
We go exploring along the Orinoco in the last episode of our tribute to Alexander von Humboldt.
What kind of forests can withstand climate change?
This week's viewer question comes from Ngwa Somutah Valentine in Cameroon.
A biologist is trying to protect the region's many endangered species.
Astronomers have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of the exoplanet K2-18b. They say it is the first planet beyond earth that has the potential to support life.
Called the "frozen dragon of the north," a new species of flying dinosaur, Cryodrakon boreas, has been discovered in Canada. The pterosaur is thought to have had the wingspan of a small airplane.
After a field experiment between 2013 and 2015, genetically modified mosquitoes are breeding in Brazil. According to the researchers' original plan, all released mosquitoes and their offspring should have died.
Researchers at the Max Planck Society in Germany have said the cosmos is expanding faster than previously believed, leading them to believe the universe is significantly younger. But some are skeptical of the findings.
Following the 100th anniversary of the death of the "German Darwin," researchers have distanced themselves from the classification of humans into races. Scientific decency should preclude using the term "race," they say.
While some Insta-influencers try to keep it real, others set impossible standards that can leave us feeling dissatisfied and inadequate. But why is it so hard for us to take a step back? A brain scan offers some answers.
A lot of the conversation around mental health focuses on mental illness, but mental wellbeing doesn’t just mean the absence of symptoms. Here are some practical, evidence-based ways to foster mental wellbeing.
India's space agency has lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, just as the probe was due to touch down on the moon. It is currently unclear if the mission has failed.
The moon is only one of India's space ambitions. Those range from telecoms to telemedicine, remote sensing to rockets, and planetary science. Here's seven of India's off-planet targets.
Area 51, 9/11, the moon landing. Conspiracy theorists will happily tell you that only they know what truly happened. Is there a “vaccine” for this false information that spreads like a virus?
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