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Nets ‘n‘ Lasers: some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris

Nets ‘n‘ Lasers: some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris

Nets ‘n‘ Lasers: some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris In 60 years of space exploration, we‘ve placed almost 7,000 satellites in orbit. Less than a third still function. The rest is dangerous junk – and their number is growing. Here‘s how we might mitigate […]

Nitrogen oxide: Is it really that dangerous, lung doctors ask?

Nitrogen oxide: Is it really that dangerous, lung doctors ask?

Nitrogen oxide: Is it really that dangerous, lung doctors ask? Several German pulmonary physicians question the current nitrogen oxide and particulate matter limits. These are inadequate and mainly based on questionable epidemiological studies, they say. Are Berliners really dying earlier because of bad air, or does it have to do […]

China guarding the image of its booming biotechnology sector

China guarding the image of its booming biotechnology sector

China guarding the image of its booming biotechnology sector 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 last […]

‘Doomsday Clock‘ remains at 2 minutes to midnight

‘Doomsday Clock‘ remains at 2 minutes to midnight

‘Doomsday Clock‘ remains at 2 minutes to midnight The threat of global catastrophe remains at its highest level since the Cold War, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. The group has warned of a “new abnormal” in regards to world security. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists unveiled its “Doomsday […]

Healthy eating in traditional Chinese medicine

Healthy eating in traditional Chinese medicine

Healthy eating in traditional Chinese medicine With so many healthy diet theories flying around these days, it can be hard to know what is actually good for our bodies. Here‘s a completely different view of food, one that‘s been established for thousands of years. Living in a world with countless […]

Total lunar eclipse: looking forward to Mo(o)nday!

Total lunar eclipse: looking forward to Mo(o)nday!

Total lunar eclipse: looking forward to Mo(o)nday! The coming week begins with a total lunar eclipse. We explain where the rare phenomenon can be seen, when, and why the Earth satellite becomes a blood moon. In 2018 “Mondfinsternis,” or was the top term among Google searches in German-speaking countries. According […]

YouTube bans dangerous ‘challenge‘ videos

YouTube bans dangerous ‘challenge‘ videos

YouTube bans dangerous ‘challenge‘ videos Videos depicting risky stunts like the “Bird Box challenge” will not be tolerated, the site has said. Multiple deaths tied to YouTube stunts have been reported in recent years. YouTube announced late on Tuesday that it would crack down on videos depicting dangerous pranks and […]

What you can see in space in 2019

What you can see in space in 2019

What you can see in space in 2019 This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS. 2019 will be It started with that on the far side of the moon. No […]

Iran satellite Payam fails to reach orbit

Iran satellite Payam fails to reach orbit

Iran satellite Payam fails to reach orbit Iran has said a satellite launched to gather environmental information has failed to reach orbit. Washington had expressed concern that Tehran‘s satellite program could help it in developing ballistic nuclear weapons. Iran announced on Tuesday that one of its satellites had failed to reach […]

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 […]