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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 […]

German NASA volunteer finds oldest white dwarf star

German NASA volunteer finds oldest white dwarf star

German NASA volunteer finds oldest white dwarf star A German volunteer scientist working with a NASA-led project has stumbled upon a white dwarf star 145 light years away. NASA believes the discovery could “help us learn about the distant future of our solar system.” Melina Thevenot, a volunteer scientist working […]

Germans develop breast cancer blood test

Germans develop breast cancer blood test

Germans develop breast cancer blood test Breast cancer kills more women globally than any other cancer. Doctors in Germany say they‘ve now developed a new test that can accurately detect cancer in the blood. Breast cancer breakthrough Permalink https://p.dw/p/3Dp09 German doctors develop breast cancer blood test In 2018, about 627,000 women […]

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid An unmanned Japanese space probe has successfully touched down on an asteroid some 340 million kilometers from Earth. Hayabusa2 will collect material that could help answer questions about the origin of life. Employees at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) rejoiced on Friday as […]

Israel‘s first moon mission lifts off after SpaceX launch

Israel‘s first moon mission lifts off after SpaceX launch

Israel‘s first moon mission lifts off after SpaceX launch An Israeli rocket has taken off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, on course for a lunar landing that would make history for both the Jewish state and commercial space travel. In the night from Thursday to Friday, the Falcon-9 Rocket with […]