Blood donation: Everything you've ever needed to know14. June 2019 10:15
Can cigarette smokers donate blood? Am I going to pass out? Can I drink booze afterwards? Should I eat beforehand? Am I old enough? Here's everything you ever wanted to know about blood donation on World Blood Donor Day.
Carl Hagenbeck: The inventor of the modern animal park11. June 2019 06:43
No bars, no high fences: It's thanks to Carl Hagenbeck that most zoos today look that way. June 10 marks his 175th birthday. But he also had other controversial ideas for his parks: exhibiting humans as well.
Kids in Germany to name exoplanet, star07. June 2019 07:25
German schools, kindergartens and amateur astronomers have been asked to come up with names for two heavenly bodies. The huge exoplanet and its star currently go by the unpoetical catalog numbers HD 32518 and HD 32518b.
Biologist Peter Katz has been breeding insects for decades to fight against plant pests. And although convinced of the value of his tiny army, he doesn't believe feeding the world is possible without pesticides.
Vaping —the biggest 'field study' in the health sector31. May 2019 11:15
Many see e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking, but they, too, can cause a whole host of health problems. Though e-liquids contain fewer known toxins, we have yet to find out what the long-term effects will be — in what one researcher calls the 'biggest field study' worldwide.
Smoking or vaping: e-cigarettes as a lesser evil31. May 2019 09:43
Smoking's out, steaming's in. Both are indisputably unhealthy, but is one better than the other? Supporters of smoke alternatives say they aren't as bad as traditional tobacco cigarettes. But is there any truth in that?
In Good Shape speaks to gastroenterologist Dr. Andreas Sturm at a Berlin clinic about pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. What symptoms should you look out for and what can the latest treatments achieve?
Robots have the potential to transform our everyday — including human-defined creativity. But always for the better? The opportunities and dangers of artificial intelligence was a key theme at DW's Global Media Forum.
Healthy weight loss - Cooking with our experts22. May 2019 07:47
If you want a healthy diet, it’s best to cook your own food. Dr. Carsten Lekutat teams up with Dr. Stephan Lück in the kitchen, and also picks up some useful tips about the foundations of a healthy diet. Dr. Lück is an independent nutrition expert and food scientist - and also a trained chef and the author of a diet guidebook.
The German Archaeological Institute celebrates 190 years20. May 2019 12:36
From Cairo to Beijing, the DAI's branches presented their latest research in Berlin in May 2019 to celebrate nearly two centuries of work. Here are some favorites, from drone data-gathering to ancient Roman elevators.
Cologne and Dortmund lead charge for German smart cities19. May 2019 15:44
Municipal cyberadministrations, automated traffic flow, energy-efficient buildings — the cities of tomorrow will be smart. Cologne's "climate street" project shows what a digital city could look like in practice.
Biohacking involves using technology to optimize your own body - for example through digital implants. Ralf Neuhäuser wants to be at the forefront of the movement with microchips implanted under his skin. We met up with him to hear what it’s like.