The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, tells DW what the find means to him - and how it almost didn’t happen.
Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries.
The Haynes Owners' Workshop Manuals started with a boyhood dream to build a sports car. They are now the number one resource for space travelers who need to fix a Millennium Falcon. Disclosure: this boy's a fan.
Two separate studies highlight a dramatic trend in Germany: the number of flying insects has declined by 76 percent over the past 27 years. There are 15 percent fewer birds than just twelve years ago.
Volcanoes, caves and snow-covered summits - the winning images of the International Mountain Summit Photo Contest make you want to climb the nearest mountain right away. Browse the stunning pictures here!
London's Natural History Museum has once more honored the best nature photography with its Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. Some 50,000 people from 92 countries entered the competition. Here are the winners.
"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action?
To fight global warming, some say humans will have to manipulate the climate system. But such intervention could have serious ramifications for people and the planet.
Hardly two years after the first discovery of gravitational waves, the world of astrophysics has been shaken by a second breakthrough.
Often overlooked in good times, critical infrastructure can go offline in a matter of minutes and impact millions of lives. That's why it's important to always be prepared according to guest commentator Simone Sandholz.
With the latest software now using artificial intelligence and algorithms to compose and produce music, will song creators be out of a job? Or will music always need a human touch? DW's George Sims reports.
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
Sound is a powerful device. It's used in war to disorientate the enemy, and in cities to hold back protesters or disperse "loitering" teenagers. Plus, it's "media friendly." So is sonic weaponry better than a gun?
Red, yellow, purple, pink. Each fall the forests and parks become more colorful than ever. By the end, the trees and shrubs have shed their leaves until they're naked. Why do it?
Tomorrow Today has the answers to the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
Anyone who is sedentary for an extended period runs the risk of his arms or legs falling asleep. How exactly does that happen and are there any risks?
Studies have shown that music lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, calms the breath and reduces stress hormones. But not all music does the trick quite so well.
It's not always easy for people to tell the difference between a cold and a flu right away. What distinguishes influenza from a common cold?
TV shows can be highly informative – “In Good Shape,” for example. But TV is best watched in moderation - for the sake of your arteries.
We find out the secrets to making raw milk cheese. Catch up with some people in India undergoing sex change surgery. And: many experts are worried that Germany's horse chestnut trees will disappear – permanently.
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