Fascinating images: insects under the microscope17. February 2020 08:02
German chemistry student Jan Rosenboom composes captivating pictures of insects from hundreds or even thousands of photos, shot through the lense of a microscope. His images reveal the hidden beauty of creepy-crawlies.
Liquid biopsy - modern cancer diagnosis15. February 2020 01:08
A liquid biopsy allows doctors to detect tumor DNA in the blood of cancer patients. Cancer releases small amounts of genetic information into the blood. That allows the exact type of cancer to be determined and a targeted therapy to be undertaken.
Solar Orbiter launches on mission to study sun's poles10. February 2020 08:56
The Solar Orbiter has been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an unprecedented voyage to capture the first pictures of the sun's elusive poles. The $1.5 billion craft is a joint mission by the European Space Agency and NASA.
Building traditional and sustainable half-timbered houses10. February 2020 07:52
Traditional half-timbered houses have been built in Europe for hundreds of years — and are surprisingly sustainable. Now some builders in Germany are starting to adopt this old-fashioned style again but with a modern twist.
Why therapeutic fasting can be good for you06. February 2020 09:35
Fasting is good for the body and mind, resulting in the release of endorphins after just two days. But muscles also start to diminish after two day, so fasting should be accompanied by moderate exercise.
DW speaks with a coronavirus evacuee quarantined in Germany03. February 2020 10:52
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has said the country's healthcare system is prepared for the coronavirus. Two of 124 Germans evacuated from Wuhan to Frankfurt have been confirmed to be infected. DW spoke with one of the passengers on board with them.
Living near cows helps prevent allergies31. January 2020 12:58
Allergies are on the rise worldwide. But there are more allergy sufferers in cities than in rural areas. Why could that be? A pair of scientists say cows are providing a protective effect that could one day be packed into a pill.
Many people suffer from the condition known as IBS. The symptoms can be varied, but have one thing in common – they dramatically lower a sufferer’s quality of life. But what is irritable bowel syndrome exactly? And what can be done about it?
Recycled electric batteries: A treasure yet to be tapped28. January 2020 13:38
As the e-mobility drive gets stronger, it's already clear that there will soon be huge piles of discarded electric batteries. Some of the materials used to make them are clearly too precious to be thrown away, though.
Back pain – Surgery often not required24. January 2020 00:37
Only a small proportion of slipped discs require surgery. In many cases the body is able to heal itself. Within the weeks the trapped nerve is free again. Conservative therapies such as periradicular therapy aim to support this healing process.
Back pain – Exercise instead of pills24. January 2020 00:35
People suffering from chronic back pain often avoid painful movements in order to spare their back. But targeted exercise can strengthen muscles and improve mobility, and in turn keep the pain under control.
First bird flu case reported in Germany21. January 2020 01:05
The first case of bird flu in Germany this winter has been discovered near the Polish border, with an outbreak already causing havoc throughout Eastern Europe. Half a million birds had to be culled in Germany in 2017.
Green Week food fair features vegan sausage, insect shakes20. January 2020 08:54
One of the world's largest food and agriculture fairs, the International Green Week in Berlin focussed on sustainability and carbon emission reduction. Here are the kind of solutions the food industry has come up with.