Germany's biogas plants face bankruptcy19. October 2020 09:19
Electricity from biogas power plants in Germany can currently be fed into the grid at a guaranteed price. But the country's renewable energy law faces revision that could end subsidies; operators fear for their business.
Germany tries to stem exponential rise in infections15. October 2020 12:44
Record daily infection rates in Germany have compelled Chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 state premiers to agree on several measures aimed at stopping the exponential growth of coronavirus infections.
Germany to start coronavirus vaccination before April 2021, health minister says12. October 2020 21:07
Germany should be able to start immunizing people against the coronavirus in the first three months of 2021, said the country's health minister, Jens Spahn. The vaccine would only be administered to those who want it.
Research ship Polarstern ends MOSAiC expedition12. October 2020 09:37
An icebreaker carrying more than 300 scientists from 20 countries has returned to its home port of Bremerhaven, Germany, from where it set off over a year ago on the biggest expedition of its kind ever undertaken.
German research vessel to return from 'dying Arctic'12. October 2020 03:47
The German Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern ship is set to return to the port on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a "dying Arctic Ocean" and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.
Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for 'genetic scissors' discovery07. October 2020 09:55
Chemical scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their research into genome editing and the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 "genetic scissors."
Our body needs salt for many things. In particular, sodium ions from salt help create the electrical nerve signals that activate our muscles. And chloride ions play an important digestive role in the stomach.
How ready is Germany for the winter coronavirus wave?29. September 2020 08:05
Winter is coming and with it possibly more COVID-19 cases. So how ready is Germany for the next wave? DW visited a medical practice in Berlin that tests people for the coronavirus to see how the city's doctors are preparing for the coming winter months.
COVID-19: The strained relationship between science and politics28. September 2020 15:29
In the scientific world researchers tread a slow and methodical path in the search for truth. But for some politicians, the rush to deliver quick and easy answers to the complex challenges of the COVID-19 crisis is creating new challenges of its own.
Cesarean section: The effects on children 25. September 2020 11:46
Worldwide, one in three children is born by cesarean section. The operation is often necessary and can save lives, but it’s not without risks. And studies suggest a cesarean birth could affect the child’s health.
The current trends in automation known as Industry 4.0 are dependent on robots with artificial intelligence. Mohammad Wasil, an AI researcher from Indonesia, is helping to develop intelligent industrial robots in Germany.