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SpaceX and Boeing are on their way to launching US astronauts, NASA says

The agency will use the partnership to end dependency on Russia<p>New details about NASA's Commercial Crew Program were revealed today during a press conference held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Both SpaceX and Boeing have completed the first milestones in their plans to send humans into …

Space Travel

A new chance for refugees in Germany | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 03.12.2014

The German federal government wants to push through rapid reforms to the country's right of residence policy. The reforms will address the issue of …

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

Hair Color

Summer reading: German books now in English | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 18.08.2014

<b>"Berlin Triptych," by David Wagner</b><br>Translated by Katy Derbyshire<br>Published by Readux<p>Berlin is a city that is constantly in flux - and that's exactly …

Veh tasked with finding Stuttgart's zest | Sports| German football and major international sports news | DW | 16.08.2014

Even before the season has begun, Armin Veh has a headache. Stuttgart's 2-0 defeat at second division VfL Bochum proved to be the second top-flight …

We May Have Collected the First Material From Outside the Solar System

Scientists say that they may have the first samples of material from outside the Solar System with the help of volunteer citizen scientists.<p><b>Seven microscopic motes of dust may be the</b> first material ever collected from outside our solar system, according to a team of researchers from Berkeley and …

Study confirms link between dementia and vitamin D | DW | 08.08.2014

A new study has confirmed a link between a lack of vitamin D and development of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Elderly people with a severe …

Dementia

AI: US military justice system in 'urgent need of reform' | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 11.08.2014

The 84-page report released on Monday, August 11, accuses the United States military justice system of rarely conducting formal criminal …

Why Norwegians love coffee | DW | 01.08.2014

If you have ever visited a Norwegian home, chances are the first thing you have been offered is a coffee.<p>"That's what we do, that's the Norwegian way …

Coffee

Daniel Levy: 'No just war' | Middle East| News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW | 01.08.2014

<i>DW: Do you think that this is a just war?</i><p>Daniel Levy: I think that Israel's right to defend itself when its adversaries are violating international …

Opinion: A moral decision at little cost | DW | 04.08.2014

It sends a clear signal, in what is otherwise a very discreet field of business. Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's minister for economic affairs, has halted …

French Government

India and China vying for energy resources in Nepal | DW | 05.08.2014

The visit to the Himalayan nation was part of Modi's bid to improve India's standing with its neighbors following years of neglect of a region where …

India

Opinion: Good Germans, bad French? | DW | 05.08.2014

The difference in the message conveyed couldn't possibly be greater: France is going ahead with its warship sale to Russia, while Germany is putting …

Europe

Molars, Monsters and Other Amazing Images Of This Week

Princeton University

"The Youngness Paradox" (Weekend's Most Popular)

Guth says that "the synchronous gauge probability distribution strongly implies that there is no civilization in the visible Universe more advanced …

Soldiers, Spies and the Moon: Secret U.S. and Soviet Plans from the 1950s and 1960s

<b>Related Links</b><p><b>The Dirty Secrets Behind the Race to Put a Man on the Moon</b> <br>By Kurt Eichenwald, <i>Newsweek</i>, September 17, 2014<p><b>U.S. Military Uses of Space,</b> …

New Mars Map Is the Best Ever Made (Image, Video)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released the most thorough map of the Martian surface to date.<p>The new map of Mars, which was released …

Massive impacts show asteroid has deep crust | Ars Technica

Crater that fills a face of the asteroid isn't deep enough to reach the mantle.<p>A new study shows that the asteroid 4 Vesta may have a different …

Special project helps Syrians at German school | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 26.07.2014

Sixteen-year-old student Hewa Daoud comes from Hasaka in northeastern Syria. When the civil war broke out in 2011, she fled with her family across …

Opinion: 'AIDS can be beat - with education' | Science| In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 25.07.2014

There's good news coming from the World AIDS Conference, which is ending in Melbourne today: experts have the hope that the illness can be eradicated …

Keep Calm: The Truth About The Huge Solar Flare That Just Missed Earth

Last night, a friend asked me if I had written about the huge solar flare that nearly converted all of us to an Amish lifestyle. It was a story I was familiar with, but I thought it was old news. After all, the huge Coronal Mass Ejection that could have wreaked havoc on our electric grid and other …

Malik: 'We're aiming for zero poverty' | World| Breakings news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 24.07.2014

<i>DW: What is the biggest challenge for development in poor countries when looking at this year's report?</i><p>Khalid Malik: I think the fundamental …

In Berlin, rules were made to be broken | Scene in Berlin | DW | 24.07.2014

While the Germans work all year long so they can afford a well-deserved holiday on some island in the Indian Ocean, Thailand is just around the …

Germany unlikely to meet carbon reduction targets for 2020 | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 23.07.2014

Germany's environment ministry has admitted the country is likely to fall short of its future greenhouse gas emissions targets by seven percent. …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Worried That Humans Are Too Stupid For Aliens

Gallery: Amazing Nebula Photos From Chandra & Hubble

A Planetary Nebula Gallery Composite<p>Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J.Kastner et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI<p>This gallery shows four planetary nebulas from …

Space Exploration

Germany desperately needs Lahm, insists Beckenbauer

The former West Germany star admits he finds it difficult to understand the Bayern Munich captain's decision to retire from international football.<p>Germany icon Franz Beckenbauer has voiced his surprise with Philipp Lahm's decision to retire from international football, claiming the world champion …

Prokon investors vote to sell some assets of insolvent German wind farm group | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 22.07.2014

During what was heralded as one of the biggest creditors' assemblies in German business history, thousands of people expressed their support to sell …