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Submarine expeditions: ‘There‘s nothing even close to the Titanic‘

Submarine expeditions: ‘There‘s nothing even close to the Titanic‘

Submarine expeditions: ‘There‘s nothing even close to the Titanic‘ US company OceanGate is launching submarine trips to the Titanic. OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush told DW about the idea behind the mission – and why participants won‘t have to worry about going to the bathroom onboard. DW: How was the idea […]

Magnetic north pole is changing faster than forecast

Magnetic north pole is changing faster than forecast

Magnetic north pole is changing faster than forecast Scientists were set to release a new World Magnetic Model after accelerating changes in earth‘s magnetic field, but the US government shutdown stopped them from for now. Navigation as we know it could be in jeopardy. Scientists planned to roll out a new […]

Top 10 mistakes that make life easy for cyber-criminals

Top 10 mistakes that make life easy for cyber-criminals

Top 10 mistakes that make life easy for cyber-criminals Hackers have posted personal data from hundreds of German politicians. We don‘t know exactly how they did it. But we do know which common mistakes make it easy for hackers to find an in and cause damage. If a cyber-spy wants […]

Submarine trip to the Titanic booking soon — for those with deep pockets

Submarine trip to the Titanic booking soon — for those with deep pockets

Submarine trip to the Titanic booking soon — for those with deep pockets US company OceanGate is offering commercial diving expeditions down to the Titanic. Tourists will share a submarine with marine researchers. But the tickets don‘t come cheap. She is the most famous ship in the world — and […]

NASA uninvites Russian Roscosmos head Rogozin

NASA uninvites Russian Roscosmos head Rogozin

NASA uninvites Russian Roscosmos head Rogozin NASA rescinded an invitation to Dmitry Rogozin after US senators spoke out against his visit. Rogozin normally wouldn‘t have been allowed to enter the US in the first place due to sanctions against him. Getting uninvited from a previously arranged visit could be perceived […]

Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu ‘stem cell‘ claim

Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu ‘stem cell‘ claim

Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu ‘stem cell‘ claim Indian conference organizers have distanced themselves from unorthodox claims made by some prominent academics. Among the claims: ancient Indians invented stem cell technology, and Einstein and Newton were misguided. Organizers of the Indian Science Congress have dismissed claims by some prominent academics at […]

NASA: Faraway mini-world Ultima Thule is ‘snowman‘-shaped

NASA: Faraway mini-world Ultima Thule is ‘snowman‘-shaped

NASA: Faraway mini-world Ultima Thule is ‘snowman‘-shaped Scientists at NASA have revealed details of the icy minor planet at the edge of the solar system known as Ultima Thule. The New Horizons probe sent back images that show the frosty object is shaped like a snowman. New Horizons scientists on […]

China lands Chang‘e-4 probe on ‘dark‘ side of moon

China lands Chang‘e-4 probe on ‘dark‘ side of moon

China lands Chang‘e-4 probe on ‘dark‘ side of moon The Chinese probe Chang‘e-4 has become the first spacecraft ever to make a successful landing on the far side of the moon. The probe includes a rover to study geology and how the moon formed. Animation: China lands probe on far […]

Science highlights of 2018

Science highlights of 2018

Science highlights of 2018 2018 was an exciting year for research, with many new discoveries and events. But which were the most important? Hard to say! Here are our personal favorites. Much research and development took place in 2018, so it‘s easy to lose track. That is why we, the […]

NASA spacecraft enters asteroid Bennu‘s orbit, sets records

NASA spacecraft enters asteroid Bennu‘s orbit, sets records

NASA spacecraft enters asteroid Bennu‘s orbit, sets records The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft had arrived at the location of the asteroid Bennu in December 2018. NASA said the spacecraft‘s orbit around Bennu was “a leap for humankind.” NASA‘s unmanned spacecraft OSIRIS-REx entered the orbit of asteroid Bennu on Monday. The feat set […]