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Eta Carinae: Revolving binary stars whip up winds in space

Friday, July 3, 2020

Two giant stars 7,500 light years away keep flying so close together that supersonic stellar winds arise. This shock front acts like a gigantic particle accelerator.

Coronavirus trend: The pandemic is far from over

Friday, July 3, 2020

While the first countries are easing their lockdowns, others report more and more new cases every day. Data for the global picture shows: The pandemic is far from over. DW has the latest statistics.

The facts on Perseverance: Mars 2020 Rover

Thursday, July 2, 2020

NASA's new rover will prepare the American space agency for human exploration of Mars. Here's an overview of the facts.

The facts on Tianwen-1: Mars orbiter and rover

Thursday, July 2, 2020

With Tianwen-1, China will attempt to send both an orbiter and rover to explore Mars. Here's an overview of the facts.

How lab animals have fared in the coronavirus crisis

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The current pandemic has impacted lab animals, with US research labs culling thousands of mice. Germany has coped somewhat better, but the situation has once more highlighted the contentious practice of animal testing.

Chinese study warns new swine flu virus has 'pandemic' potential

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A new virus discovered during a study on Chinese pig farms could become a potential "pandemic virus," according to researchers. Antibody tests also revealed that over 10% of pig farmers had already been infected by it.

Why do more men die from COVID-19?

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Men, women and children all become infected with the new coronavirus equally often. But men tend to suffer more severe cases of COVID-19 and are more likely to die of it. DW looks at possible explanations.

Untold health crisis: Coronavirus didn't stop illicit drug use

Friday, June 26, 2020

Public health bodies have warned that illicit drug users are at high risk due to the pandemic lockdown. But whether the reason is boredom or anxiety, home-cooked drugs or more users injecting, the data is slow to come.

Germany: Scientists test artemisia plant against coronavirus

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A derivative of the Artemisia annua plant, also known as sweet wormwood, has long been used in the treatment of malaria. Scientists are currently testing the plant’s potential against the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV-2.

Reading your partner's emotions well: A boon or a bane?

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Empathy is important. Being able to read a partner's emotions accurately can benefit relationships. A new study shows, however, that it is sometimes even harmful to recognize correctly what your partner is feeling.