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Greenland: Massive 31-kilometer crater discovered beneath ice

Greenland: Massive 31-kilometer crater discovered beneath ice

Greenland: Massive 31-kilometer crater discovered beneath ice Researchers believe that a 1-kilometer-wide iron meteorite caused the 31-kilometer-wide impact crater, perhaps as little as 12,000 years ago. It‘s the first such crater found under any of Earth‘s ice sheets. The vast hole discovered beneath the ice of the the Hiawatha Glacier in […]

Artificial intelligence in medicine: The computer knows what you need

Artificial intelligence in medicine: The computer knows what you need

Artificial intelligence in medicine: The computer knows what you need Nowadays, artificial intelligence is driving advances in medical technology. Its applications are diverse. AI can sniff out diseases, give therapy and do much more. DW looks into how the tech is being used. Everybody makes mistakes. But in some work […]

Breakfast with coffee good way to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast with coffee good way to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast with coffee good way to prevent Type 2 diabetes Washing breakfast down with a cup of coffee before heading to work is one way to avoid Type 2 diabetes, according to two new studies published ahead of World Diabetes Day. People who forgo breakfast also tend to have an unhealthy […]

How the battlefield sounded as World War I guns fell silent

How the battlefield sounded as World War I guns fell silent

How the battlefield sounded as World War I guns fell silent A century after World War I ended, it‘s possible to hear just how suddenly the guns fell silent. The thought-provoking soundscape was produced from “sound ranging” film that was made to locate enemy artillery positions. The peace terms had […]

Stephen Hawking‘s wheelchair, thesis fetch $1 million at auction

Stephen Hawking‘s wheelchair, thesis fetch $1 million at auction

Stephen Hawking‘s wheelchair, thesis fetch $1 million at auction A motorized wheelchair and a thesis belonging to Stephen Hawking have sold at auction for more than $1 million. The sale raised money for two charities, including one belonging to the British physicist. Stephen Hawking‘s red motorized wheelchair fetched nearly 300,000 […]

New research reveals how toxoplasmosis alters the brain

New research reveals how toxoplasmosis alters the brain

New research reveals how toxoplasmosis alters the brain Scientists have shown how the toxoplasmosis parasite hides away in the brain, altering synapses and potentially causing depression, schizophrenia and autism. Mice infected with toxoplasmosis parasites behave strangely: they lose their natural fear of cats. Presented with the smell of cat urine, […]

Like, yesterday: Drugs and dementia discovered early

Like, yesterday: Drugs and dementia discovered early

Like, yesterday: Drugs and dementia discovered early In drug discovery and dementia, too much happens too late. Candidate drugs fail late in clinical trials, and people get diagnosed when their memory is gone. But two new technologies show new ways ahead for health care. New digital technology has littered life […]

Asbestos: A cancer risk lurking in the wall

Asbestos: A cancer risk lurking in the wall

Asbestos: A cancer risk lurking in the wall Almost everyone knows that asbestos is dangerous. But what many don‘t know is that these deadly fibers can hide everywhere: in every wall, behind every tile. Knowing what to look for may save your life. You may think asbestos is a thing of […]

Google employees stage global walkout for women‘s rights

Google employees stage global walkout for women‘s rights

Google employees stage global walkout for women‘s rights Thousands of workers around the world walked away from their desks to protest the company‘s handling of sexual misconduct and equality issues. They also called for equal pay and an end to forced arbitration. Thousands of Google workers walked out of offices […]

Opinion: Big prizes are bad for science

Opinion: Big prizes are bad for science

Opinion: Big prizes are bad for science The Breakthrough Prize may be the “Oscars of Science.” It‘s certainly one of the richest awards. But DW‘s Zulfikar Abbany says big prizes risk leaving out fields of research and ignoring some researchers. Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics Laureate James McKernan attends the ceremony […]