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The treatment options for chronic Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness, are still limited. But now, researchers are pursuing a new approach: Eliminating the cause directly at the source.
The team of 26 scientists is set to revive the stalled investigation into the origins of the virus. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed that he will not be vaccinated. Follow DW for the latest.
Sustainable tourism has increased during the pandemic. Have people changed their travel habits?
Restrictions, vaccinations and lockdowns help to limit the opportunities the virus has to mutate.
Health experts fear that India's popular festivals could turn once more into superspreader events.
Only 20% of Bulgarians are vaccinated — the lowest rate in the EU. And the death toll is rising.
Brazil's infection and death rates are slowly easing, but that's little consolation for the bereaved.
w does the flu survival rate compare with COVID-19?
Violence by pandemic deniers is on the rise. How can this kind of radicalization be stopped?
What role does social media play in a lack of enthusiasm to get vaccinated?
Five cases of "Havana syndrome" have occurred in Colombia. In August, US Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to Vietnam was delayed because of cases there. How the syndrome came about remains unclear.
Sarah is the first documented depression patient to receive personalized deep brain stimulation. The results are promising.
The Cumbre Vieja volcano is not quietening down. Experts expect further violent eruptions. Lava and ash have destroyed houses and plantations, but in the long term, they will also promote new life.
If the eyes are the window to your soul, the face is the frame. Facial expressions may say more about you than you realize. Even neutral expressions do.
Benjamin List and David MacMillan have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a tool that makes constructing molecules simpler and greener.
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded jointly to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi for "groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems."
The molecular biologists have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch, the Nobel Committee has announced in Stockholm.
The magma has already released dangerous fumes as it flowed through plastic farming tarpaulins and fertilizer on the Spanish island. Residents have been told to stay at home with their windows closed.
Some countries are reporting more new coronavirus infections compared with the previous two weeks. Global data trends show that the pandemic isn't over yet. DW sums up the current situation in three charts.
The first female astronaut of color was African-American Mae Jemison — 30 years after the first men and white women flew in space.
Women who have experienced sexual violence are more likely to develop disruptions to blood flow in the brain, which may contribute to disorders such as dementia and strokes.
We inherit genes from our parents like it's a lottery — a game of luck. And we're still learning about genetics, and how to use the science for society.
It's naturally part of every human space exploration but remains taboo. Here's what we do and don't know about cosmic sex.
Millions of people around the world have received the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19. Now the team behind BioNTech is receiving Germany's biggest award for medicine.
The announcement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and other parts of the world.
Like the COVID-19 vaccines? Then you'll love the way mRNA is being used to treat certain cancers.
Nearly 3,000 years ago, someone in an Austrian mine pulled down their pants — and gave scientists today a rare gift.
Yes, there really is a cancer vaccine being tested right now. So who's it for — and when will we know if it works?
How will Germany's next space traveler deal with his sex drive? And when do vaccine side effects usually appear?
Side effects from vaccines are rare. But, if they do occur, when? Also, the "supermarket question" has been answered.
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.
This week's viewer question comes from Mexico: Is the vacuum in space empty?
What's the difference between conventional plastic and bioplastic? And how does bioplastic decompose?
How recycled polyester compares to conventional polyester and wood fiber: a test!
Plastic has changed the world — for better and for worse. So how can we make it more eco-friendly?
Hubble has orbited Earth for three decades. When one of its computers failed, NASA had to call in former engineers still familiar with its technology.
For 30 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has been providing us with breathtaking images from distant corners of the universe. Here's a look back at some of its finest pictures.
Dogs are known for their navigation skills. As with birds, cats and fish, dogs can find their way home from almost anywhere. We just don't know why.
How many people have been vaccinated? Which vaccines are approved? Here's the global progress on vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The Colossal bioscience company claims CRISPR genetic technology can be used to de-extinct the animal, which died out in the Holocene epoch.
A new law in Texas, known as the "heartbeat bill," bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Experts say limiting women's choice will negatively affect their mental health as well.
The head of the European Space Agency has said that Europe needs to beef up its space program or be left in the dust by other countries. "European astronauts should be on European rockets," he said.
The news that a female shark at an Italian aquarium gave birth without having mated with a male first was widely reported. But how rare is a "virgin birth" in sharks?
Osteoarthritis is a crippling, incurable disease. But scientists behind a new large-scale study say their findings could help pave the way to a cure.
A global early warning center in Berlin will use artificial intelligence to predict the next pandemic. But AI's already helped us fight COVID-19.
We've sent probes to fly by planets and moons for decades. Some have flown so far they've left the solar system. But why?
Only think of birds when they poop or migrate overhead? Well, think again. Numbering between 50 and 400 billion in the world, there are way more of them than there are of us.
Until now, Afghans have been able to use the internet more or less free of censorship and government control. But for how much longer? Here are some tools for safe communication, without relying on the internet.
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