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A safer internet and the stupid things we do online

A safer internet and the stupid things we do online

A safer internet and the stupid things we do online You don‘t have to be savvy to be safe online. Just sensible. Avoid doing these 5 things, ranked by their increasing stupidity. Be sensible online, avoid a few stupid pitfalls, and a will be within everyone‘s grasp.  5) The abandoned-phone […]

Is candy the new superfood? A day at the sweets fair

Is candy the new superfood? A day at the sweets fair

Is candy the new superfood? A day at the sweets fair There was sugar galore at the International Sweets Fair in Cologne, but also a surprising number of healthy snacks, from veggie sticks to protein bars. We taste-tested both kinds of treats! Imagine going to the world‘s largest fair, with […]

Oh, sweet sexism!

Oh, sweet sexism!

Oh, sweet sexism! Ever heard of a sweets machine with unconscious bias? Nor had we, until a box of chocolate nipples landed on our desks. Who would dare complain when a colleague comes to work with a swag of sweets and chocolates from an international sweets and snacks fair? Well, […]

Depression and suicide: The dark side of the birth control pill

Depression and suicide: The dark side of the birth control pill

Depression and suicide: The dark side of the birth control pill Jasmin spent her teenage years with depression, suicide attempts and therapists — and she was taking birth control pills. Since she stopped taking the pill, she‘s been doing great. Here she tells her story. Jasmin is 20 years old […]

Hormones and depression: Can the pill lead to suicide?

Hormones and depression: Can the pill lead to suicide?

Hormones and depression: Can the pill lead to suicide? The European Medicines Agency demands that a warning about a heightened suicide risk be included in the medication package insert for contraceptive pills. What is the connection between hormones and mental health? I‘ve only taken the once in my life. It […]

African swine fever: What you need to know

African swine fever: What you need to know

African swine fever: What you need to know It‘s a virus that kills pigs and stays contagious in the ground for years. Those are two of the most important facts about African swine fever. Here‘s more. Germany‘s wild boar problem Permalink https://p.dw/p/2uFLD Spectrum: Germany‘s wild boar problem By the end […]

We know what you‘re thinking. We read your brain

We know what you‘re thinking. We read your brain

We know what you‘re thinking. We read your brain Researchers at Columbia University say they‘ve translated brain signals directly into speech. This could help people recovering after a stroke. Ostensibly. It was only a matter of time until we‘d have scientists claiming they can read our minds. Certainly only a […]

CRISPR crisis: China wants to protect its genetic engineering reputation

CRISPR crisis: China wants to protect its genetic engineering reputation

CRISPR crisis: China wants to protect its genetic engineering reputation With new success stories and a symbolic punishment of “Chinese Frankenstein” He Jiankui, China wants to distract from its lax ethical standards in science. In reality, authorities approved gene editing of human embryos. After Chinese scientists were criticized for their  late […]

Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich

Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich

Facebook funds AI ethics center in Munich For years, scientists have raised concerns about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. Facebook said it chose Germany because of its position “at the forefront of the conversation.” Facebook announced on Sunday that it will help create (AI) with the Technical University of […]

Total lunar eclipse: Super blood wolf moon wows stargazers

Total lunar eclipse: Super blood wolf moon wows stargazers

Total lunar eclipse: Super blood wolf moon wows stargazers Sky watchers have been making the most of a chance to see a total lunar eclipse with a difference. The phenomenon could be seen in North and South America, and across the Atlantic in western and northern Europe. The longest lunar […]