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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz praises African science

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has praised the work of virologist Sikhulile Moyo and bioinformatics scientist Tulio de Oliveira. The COVID-19 researchers are the 2022 recipients of the German Africa Prize.

26/11/2022

Why are more and more girls starting puberty early?

More children have been starting puberty abnormally early since the start of the COVID pandemic. Where does this change come from?

25/11/2022

The environmental impact of Black Friday

It's that time of year again: the pre-Christmas consumer frenzy also known as Black Friday. During the biggest shopping event of the year, retailers slash their prices. But what does that mean for the environment?

24/11/2022

India: What's being done to clean up Dehli's toxic air?

The winter air quality in New Delhi and other Indian cities dips to hazardous levels every year. DW looks at some possible solutions to the capital region's pollution problem.

24/11/2022

India: What's being done to clean up Delhi's toxic air?

The winter air quality in New Delhi and other Indian cities dips to hazardous levels every year. DW looks at some possible solutions to the capital region's pollution problem.

24/11/2022

Poland: Cannabis for everyone?

Poland has some of Europe's most restrictive drug laws. But lax medical marijuana rules have healthy people lining up for prescriptions.

23/11/2022

European Space Agency names first disabled astronaut

Paralympic sprinter John McFall will help ESA in creating conditions for people with disabilities to travel to space. Another five astronauts were selected out of a pool of 22,000 applicants.

23/11/2022

Does it make sense to switch to heat pumps in older buildings?

In light of the energy crisis, demand for heat pumps is on the rise — even for older buildings. Here's a breakdown of whether it makes sense to switch and why proper consultation beforehand is key.

23/11/2022

Energy crisis: France bets on floating offshore wind energy

France has become the first country to tender out industrial-size floating offshore wind farms. The floating platforms are more promising than existing renewables but still have some hurdles to overcome.

22/11/2022

WHO recommends new Ebola treatments

The World Health Organization has recommended the use of two drugs against the Ebola virus, which it says have "revolutionized" the treatment of what had previously been thought of as a "near certain killer."

19/08/2022

Germany battles heat waves with drinking water fountains

As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.

13/08/2022

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