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Facial recognition software for pigs in China — ‘I want to see the scientific evidence‘

Facial recognition software for pigs in China — ‘I want to see the scientific evidence‘

Facial recognition software for pigs in China — ‘I want to see the scientific evidence‘ If planet Earth had just five pigs, three would be in China. So the spread of a deadly swine disease there is especially worrying. Will facial recognition software help stop African swine fever? We have […]

Study shows how losing sense of smell disrupts digestion

Study shows how losing sense of smell disrupts digestion

Study shows how losing sense of smell disrupts digestion Our ability to smell gets worse as we age, and a new study from Germany suggests this could have a negative effect on how our bodies process food. One caveat: The experiment didn‘t involve humans, but thousands of worms. DW: What […]

Why measles is so deadly and vaccination so important

Why measles is so deadly and vaccination so important

Why measles is so deadly and vaccination so important Getting measles is not just a simple virus you catch as a child. An infection can be life-threatening for both children and adults. The first telltale sign someone has measles is a widespread itchy red rash. The spots are initially visible […]

How to do scientific research in — and with — North Korea

How to do scientific research in — and with — North Korea

How to do scientific research in — and with — North Korea Politically, North Korea is isolated. Scientifically, less so. An active volcano and plans for a new observatory are showing how cooperative research works there (and where it doesn‘t). The crater lake of Mount Paektu at the North Korean-Chinese […]

OneWeb of 900 internet satellites in space

OneWeb of 900 internet satellites in space

OneWeb of 900 internet satellites in space It‘s one planet, a mega-constellation of satellites, one web. Like internet for everyone, anywhere. Sounds great. Right? The idea is simple: Get everyone on the planet on the internet. And there‘s a US-based company called , which, along with European aerospace firm , […]

Citizen scientists and an app for Alzheimer‘s disease

Citizen scientists and an app for Alzheimer‘s disease

Citizen scientists and an app for Alzheimer‘s disease Neurologist Emrah Düzel has developed a smartphone app to diagnose the early stages of Alzheimer‘s disease. DW‘s Zulifkar Abbany finds out just how it works and what Düzel hopes to achieve with the app. DW: Your company, , has developed an app […]