People around the world are strapping on breathing masks to prevent a viral infection. Other measures are more effective, though. Here are some tips based on WHO guidelines.
How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms? And which precautionary measures are recommended to stop it spreading?
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria threatens our health, but only a few pharmaceutical companies are still trying to bring new drugs onto the market. And they are trying to restrict prescriptions.
When US carmaker Tesla announced its plan to build a Gigafactory just outside of Berlin, euphoria spread among both German policymakers and locals. But as Hardy Graupner reports, the skeptics are getting into gear.
NASA has said it was the 'last milestone' before two of its astronauts are ferried to the ISS with a SpaceX instead of a Russian Soyuz rocket. SpaceX hopes to begin commercial flights by 2021.
For four years the Tyrannosaurus rex, on loan from two patrons, was the star of Berlin's Natural History Museum. At the end of January 2020, Tristan Otto will move to Copenhagen to the Natural History Museum there.
Germany's parliament has rejected a Health Ministry proposal for a new organ donation system. With low donor numbers, the health minister wanted a presumed-consent system, with the onus on people to refuse to donate.
Since the 1980s, each decade has been hotter than the previous one. The UN has warned that emissions need to fall by 7.6% a year to save the planet.
Is there anything you'd like to change about the way you're living life? If we're honest with ourselves, the answer to that question is yes. But it's the actually doing something about that can be tricky. Why?
Uganda is still grappling with high maternal and perinatal mortality rates. A new app allows women to quickly access vital health services, as well as education on antenatal care.
A few months into a relationship, and Lena gets bored and overwhelmed. Always. It's too much, too fast — and all she wants is to get out. Why?
Parrots are pretty smart birds. But that's not all: they also exhibit a high level of social intelligence and cooperativeness. And, as a new study shows, they readily help others, even when there is no immediate opportunity for reciprocation.
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!
A program about the very earliest stages of life. And: what animals have to teach doctors.
Could bears help us prevent kidney disease in humans – or elephants help us treat cancer?
The more often you have negative feelings, the quicker they come again. Why?
This week’s viewer question comes from Kal Mbye in Gambia.
Cyborgs are real, they're here already, and we'd love to introduce you to them. Also, if you like forensic crime shows, you're going to love the lab we visit in this week's show.
The Pacific Ring of Fire is aptly named. It's a string of volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, and the region is prone to earthquakes. In fact, most earthquakes strike within the ring. Here's five facts.
Four Mars missions, a new ESA rocket, a total solar eclipse, a close encounter of two planets as well as new spacecrafts heading for the International Space Station: 2020 has lots in store for space enthusiasts.
Environmental damage, groaning social systems, housing shortages — our structures are reaching their limits economically, ecologically and socially. Are there alternatives? What could a new and improved utopia look like?
Can breathing masks protect you against the biting smoke of the bush fires in Australia or the ash rain in the Philippines? How does the body react to the particles - and who is particularly at risk?
Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center says only 293 people have died this year in air accidents. The crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Ethiopia in March was responsible for half of all aviation fatalities.
The US and China are leaders in developing AI applications. But many Germans still have reservations about this technology. Now, German industry is urging greater progress, as Sabine Kinkartz reports from Berlin.
The prognosis for the Gulf of Thailand is bleak. If ocean levels rise as expected, large parts of Bangkok will be under water. The last hope is new technical innovations, which are arriving faster than the rising waters.
Chinese researcher He Jiankui has been sentenced to prison for three years for genetic manipulation of babies. The case has set off a fierce debate among scientists and the general public. DW offers some key facts.
What do you get when you mix three DW test subjects, a Dutch researcher, and a few hundred music clips?
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