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The science of dying

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:55:00 GMT

Can one explain death objectively and scientifically? When does it begin? What happens afterwards? What do near-death experiences show? Do we have a soul? Five aspects about dying from biology, medicine and physics.

3D-printed hearts: We'll have to wait a bit longer for the real thing

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:19:00 GMT

Heart disease and stroke are the leading killers of people globally. A tiny heart prototype made using a 3D printer shows progress, but scientists say we're a ways off being able to print organs for transplant.

Death of rare Yangtze giant softshell turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:51:00 GMT

The over 90-year-old female turtle died a day after an aborted attempt at artificial insemination. The Suzhou city government said experts have collected the turtle's ovarian tissue for future research.

Stratolaunch: World's largest aircraft completes first test flight

Sat, 13 Apr 2019 23:38:00 GMT

The Stratolaunch aircraft is designed to launch satellites and eventually passengers into space. The plane has two fuselages, 28 wheels, six engines and a wingspan almost double that of an Airbus A380.

Being grateful is good for our mental health — even if it's hard sometimes

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:22:00 GMT

When we only focus on what's missing from our lives, we can develop a sense of negativity that's hard to shake. Taking time to appreciate the good stuff — trite as it may seem — is important, especially in tough times.

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:33:00 GMT

Seconds away from landing on the moon, the Beresheet spacecraft's main engine failed. At a cost of $100 million, it is considered one of "the lowest-budget spacecraft to ever undertake such a mission."

Does nicotine actually help protect against Parkinson's disease?

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:06:00 GMT

The majority of Parkinson's cases are in North America. In Asia, on the other hand, it's much less common. Researchers are looking for ways to control the disease and are coming up with unusual results.

You can actually train your "humor muscle"

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Can't find anything to laugh about? That's a pity, because according to a new study, laughter actually makes people happier.

Opinion: Israel is playing politics on the moon

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:54:00 GMT

Whether it lands or crashes, Israel's Beresheet moon mission can only score big, politically, says DW's Zulfikar Abbany, as space becomes one of the most competitive domains next to land, air and sea.


    
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