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Coronavirus digest: WHO makes fresh appeal for joint pandemic effort

Friday, September 18, 2020

As the total global tally of COVID-19 infections surpasses 30 million, the World Health Organization says countries are still not working in partnership to eradicate the pandemic. DW wraps up the latest developments.

Coronavirus trend: The pandemic is far from over

Friday, September 18, 2020

While some countries are reporting more and more new cases every day, others are adapting to a "new normal." Data for the global picture shows that the pandemic is far from over. DW's weekly statistics update.

German glassmaker holds key to COVID-19 vaccine supply

Friday, September 18, 2020

As the world waits anxiously for a COVID-19 vaccine, a German company is doing its bit to ensure that the shot reaches you with its potency intact. Ashutosh Pandey reports from its Mainz headquarters.

Coronavirus: What you should know about tests

Friday, September 18, 2020

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 is considered an important prerequisite for gradually lifting restrictions. But how much testing should there be and of whom?

'Poop knives,' narcissist eyebrows win Ig Nobel Prizes

Friday, September 18, 2020

Knives made from feces and a new method to detect narcissists by their eyebrows won at the 2020 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. The prizes are awarded to research that makes "people laugh and then think."

Japan's Mars moons mission leads to human spaceflight

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A Japanese mission called Martian Moons eXploration aims to be the first to bring back rocks from the Mars region. It could also help humans land on Phobos.

What is the Hera, DART planetary defense mission?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Europe's space agency, ESA, and America's NASA are collaborating to protect Earth from an asteroid collision. The target: A double asteroid called Didymos.

Stool transplants: A way to bring gut bacteria back to health

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We often don't like talking about our bowels, but they are of great importance for our overall health. And if they don't work properly, serious problems can occur. Sometimes stool transplants can help.

Coronavirus: Germany expects to approve multiple vaccines

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Germany will most likely have a variety of coronavirus vaccines to chose from in the future, health authorities have said. But limited quantities mean certain groups could be given priority access.

Sarah al-Amiri: The woman leading UAE's Mars mission

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A dream was born when Sarah al-Amiri saw an image of the Andromeda Galaxy at the age of 12. In a region defined by turmoil, she never thought it would lead her country beyond Earth's stratosphere and toward Mars.