Germany: Endangered turtle dove is 2020 bird of the year11. October 2019 07:32
Known as a symbol of love, peace and happiness, the turtle dove, sometimes knowns as a love bird, is flirting with extinction. A German environmental protection group has named it the 2020 bird of the year.
Multicamera film technology heralds awesome VR advance09. October 2019 08:25
Volumetric capture uses many cameras to film an actor from all sides simultaneously. Software then splices the images into film scenes. Using VR goggles, you can walk around actors and see them from all sides.
Old wheat sprouting from new seeds07. October 2019 06:13
Since 2012 an institute in Germany has been training researchers from Ethiopia how to supplement crops with traditional grains and vegetables. Their goal is for farmers to be better able to adapt to climate change.
German research vessel begins yearlong drift through Arctic Ocean04. October 2019 21:53
The Polarstern, a German research vessel, has found a suitable ice floe to begin its 12-month drift through the Arctic ice sheet. The ship's crew will research the effects of climate change on Arctic ice.
German Scientist introduces electric motorbikes in Uganda04. October 2019 14:03
A German entrepreneur in Uganda is on a mission to change public transportation from relying on gas to electricity. His Zembo electric bike is on trial in Uganda's capital, Kampala where motorbike taxis are popular as the quickest means of public transport.
Why can't we tickle ourselves?27. September 2019 15:21
Trapped between uncontrollable laughter and excruciating discomfort, it's difficult to decide when being tickled: do I like this or not? But why doesn't this happen if we tickle ourselves? New research on rats shows why.
Is China doing enough for climate protection?26. September 2019 11:51
Alexander Reitzenstein, a policy advisor for climate policy at E3G, talks to DW about China's efforts to protect the environment. He says the Asian giant excels in some areas, but is lagging behind in others.
MOSAiC: Great Arctic expedition starts20. September 2019 10:00
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.
Conspiracies are 'always theories of power'20. September 2019 08:43
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.
Fewer German women are taking the pill19. September 2019 14:35
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.