The coronavirus pandemic is the perfect breeding ground for conspiracy theories. So, what characteristics does a conspiracy theory usually have?
The buzz about the NASA SpaceX test flight, Demo-2, is palpable. Tagged "Launch America," it's the first crewed mission to launch from US soil since the Shuttle program ended. But it's been in the making since Apollo.
Hurricane, typhoon and cyclone are actually three different names for the same thing.
In a Finnish study, dogs learned to recognize the distinctive odor of a coronavirus infection. In the future, dogs might be able to detect infected people in nursing homes or at airports.
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitalization at schools, in health care and other social interaction. Some say the rapid change was unimaginable just a few years ago. Is it a threat to our online privacy?
How do you analyze a novel virus? And how can you work out whether it's a natural virus, or an artificial one?
US President Donald Trump, his Brazilian counterpart Bolsonaro and Tesla boss Elon Musk — all swear by the anti-malaria drug as an antidote to coronavirus. But studies show it is ineffective, and potentially dangerous.
Conspiracy theories are coming in hard and fast during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of them even sound plausible. So it's important to know: what makes a conspiracy theory? And why are they so popular?
Many options are being explored to treat COVID-19. The transfusion of convalescent plasma, also known as passive immunization, is one of them. The procedure is simple and actually pretty old.
Coronaviruses, like other viruses, are tiny — far too small to get caught in most textiles. To prevent them penetrating a mask filter, engineers have to use various physical tricks.
As people around the world emerge from lockdown, the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus "may never go away." Concerns are growing about a second wave of infections. And perhaps a third.
A good immune system is always important but it is even more so now, in times of COVID-19. To have one, the body needs enough micronutrients — such as vitamin C. So let's talk about fruit, vegetables and biochemistry.
Springtime is mating season. The result here, though, is not fluffy chicks and cute puppies but slippery frogs and warty toads. Less cute? Maybe. Less interesting? Absolutely not!
Vaccine developers all around the world are hard at work and there's a few different approaches they're taking.
COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory illness. However, the aggressive pathogen SARS-CoV-2 attacks not only the lungs but also the heart, nerves, brain, vessels, kidneys and skin.
VPM1002 is the name of a new tuberculosis vaccine that could possibly help control the novel coronavirus. Several studies have been initiated and seem promising.
Cannabis researchers in Canada say the plant-based drug may provide resistance to SARS-CoV-2. Their preliminary findings are part of broader research into the use of medicinal cannabis in treating cancer.
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If it works, the century-old vaccine could turn out to be a game changer in the fight against COVID-19.
Stay-at home orders have left people in abusive home environments with few ways to escape domestic violence.
Harassment, eviction, even physical attacks - hospital workers in Colombia told DW what they endured.
Epidemiologist Dirk Brockmann tells DW what a possible second wave of infections could look like.
It's been burning away for over 4.5 billion years — far longer than humans have been around.
An experiment with daylight exposure: on a goatherd, an office worker and a doctor.
An air glider with no engine moves by "breathing” in and out – it could one day replace satellites.
Using newly developed lenses, an engineer focuses sunlight on high-power solar cells to boost their efficiency.
It took a flexible yet consistent vaccination campaign by the World Health Organization to systematically contain and eradicate smallpox. Could the success story be a model in the fight against the new coronavirus?
A functioning immune system is crucial in the fight against COVID-19. To maintain it, the body needs sufficient vitamins and other nutrients. But that is exactly what many people lack.
Scientist look to existing drugs in the coronavirus fight. Can an experimental drug help?
British scientists have found a substance that could significantly improve snake bite victims' chances of survival. It's already worked once before.
A microbe discovered by researchers in Kenya may provide a safe, biological way of fighting malaria. The mosquito-borne disease kills about 400,00 people every year.
Testing for SARS-CoV-2 is considered an important prerequisite for gradually lifting restrictions. But how much testing should there be and, above all, of whom? Here are the answers to the most important questions.
The Polarstern is a ship laboratory, drifting in Arctic ice. Part of MOSAiC, a large-scale expedition led by Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute, it's measuring climate change at the North Pole. And setting new records.
Strict coronavirus regulations and sales problems in Japan have made whale hunting unprofitable, the industry says. One of the two companies still active in Iceland wants to withdraw from whaling for good.
US President Donald Trump suggested injecting disinfectant to treat COVID-19 Patients. But Disinfectant is poisonous.
US President Trump suggested using strong UV light to treat COVID-19 Patients. But UV light can cause skin cancer.
Recycling plastics and other synthetic materials is often costly and not always possible. Researchers have now found an enzyme that decomposes PET in just hours and allows new plastic bottles to be profitably produced.
During the coronavirus crisis, children have been seen as potential virus carriers or obstacles to parents working from home. But some little ones will suffer the most during this time.
It's been a hot topic for months, yet SARS-CoV-2 still raises a lot of questions. Scientists are trying to answer as many of them as quickly as possible — here's what they've found so far.
Researchers have discovered an interesting similarity in two of the largest recent earthquakes in Japan and Chile: a strange large-scale ground movement back and forth in the months leading up to the quake.
Listen to DW's 30-minute science show. In this episode, hear some fresh German research on safely singing and playing instruments, find out which animals can spread the coronavirus, and inside a cell with COVID-19.
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