German military trains COVID sniffer dogs26. July 2020 19:38
Could the super-sensitive noses of our four-legged friends be the answer to curbing the spread of the coronavirus? Germany has launched a program to train sniffer dogs to identify infections even before symptoms appear.
Germany braces for a second coronavirus wave amid rising infections25. July 2020 11:17
German health authorities have warned that the infection rate has risen to around 800 per day from 500 earlier. The state premier of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer thinks the "second wave is already here."
Doing Your Bit: Compostable seed confetti20. July 2020 06:50
To boost biodiversity, a German startup has created an insect-friendly flower seed mix that doesn't need to be planted. The compostable confetti can be thrown to the wind, making it both fun and eco-friendly.
Germany: Pandemic exacerbates discrimination, prejudice18. July 2020 06:02
Romanians and Roma have become the focus of attention in the coronavirus outbreaks at the Tönnies meat plant, at an apartment block in Göttingen and another in Berlin. While many from this group have indeed been infected, Romanians and Roma object to being scapegoated.
COVID-19 survivors face rehabilitation challenges16. July 2020 16:51
For many people who have suffered serious COVID-19 symptoms and survived, rehabilitation poses its own challenges. DW reporter Nina Haase met a woman who is only gradually getting back on the road to recovery.
Biodiversity blooms in cities when green spaces go wild14. July 2020 12:52
From Dublin to Dessau, cities are leaving once manicured green spaces to rewild with native flowers and grasses that attract more diverse insects, birds and wildlife. Such a paradigm shift will take time, however.
Danger of coronavirus second wave in Germany is real but avoidable, health minister says13. July 2020 09:59
Germany can avoid a second wave of coronavirus, Health Minister Jens Spahn has said. As EU borders open, Spahn warned holidaymakers to stay vigilant after images of Germany partying in Mallorca over the weekend emerged.
Lots of people drink alcohol on a regular basis, but at what point does it actually become an addiction? Four simple questions, known as the CAGE Test, can help to assess a person's level of alcohol dependency.
Hearing beyond ears: Animals and their amazing listening techniques09. July 2020 08:43
Humans lost some hearing privileges to evolution. We can’t hear frequencies as low as elephants or as high as bats, and we can’t move our ears like cats. However, we learned to enhance our hearing abilities.
Deep red light can 'recharge' aging eyes08. July 2020 13:03
Staring into deep red light for three minutes a day helps to maintain vision, British researchers have discovered. They found that the long-wave impulses stimulate the mitochondria in the cells of the retina.
How the coronavirus pandemic impacts HIV patients08. July 2020 08:32
The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the supply lines of anti-retroviral drugs, impacting millions of HIV patients. DW spoke with Professor Hendrik Streeck, Director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research at the University of Bonn about the problem.
Does air conditioning help spread the coronavirus?06. July 2020 07:51
With summer on the horizon in many countries, people may be tempted to turn on the air conditioning to get some relief from the heat. But after cooling systems were linked to a coronavirus outbreak at a German meat-processing plant, how safe is it?