Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world's poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy.
It's been years coming. The German government will now reveal who's been chosen to run a new national internet institute. The idea is to study the effects of digitalization on society and feed that back into the loop.
A New York university's annual list of the 10 most bizarre new species discovered in the animal and plant kingdoms has been topped by a mini spider named after a hat from the "Harry Potter" series.
Scientists will tell you, "Space debris is an urgent issue. We've got novel technology to deal with it. But we can't get the funding." It's a lot like climate change. But do we really want to wait until it's too late?
Some plants can suck up and store heavy metals. They can help clean up contaminated soil and extract valuable metals from the ground by a process of phytomining - all without a pickaxe or shovel.
They say it's a computer for the big data era. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has unboxed The Machine, boasting 160 terabytes of memory. But wait! It's just a prototype.
If you were a wannabe hacker, here's how you'd use bitcoin to hold internet users to ransom. But be warned: You'd probably get caught - especially if you made mistakes like the WannaCry hackers.
What's better than one planet? Two planets. And Stephen Hawking wasn't the first to say it. Pioneering astrophysicist J. Richard Gott says colonizing Mars will double humankind's chance of survival.
So Stephen Hawking says we'll need to get off-planet within 100 years. He may be right, or not. We may live on Mars or the moon, or not. Either way, space is physically tough on humans. Will we biologically evolve?
French researchers have busted a common myth that the tonal qualities of a real Stradivarius can not be matched by any other instrument in the world. A new study shows modern fiddles sound better.
One day before the big military parade in Moscow, it is raining. Meteorologists have also predicted snow and rain for Tuesday. Nonetheless, the sun is likely to shine. How is that possible?
In New Zealand, a century of coal mining tradition is clashing with efforts to protect pristine nature, and unique animals and plants.
The computer was one of just 200 Apple-1 computers marketed by its founders - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The winner of Saturday's auction was a German engineer who collects old computers.
Networks are everywhere - from face-to-face to social networks, transport, study and business networks. And the digital network has become our new overlord. Authors Chris Brinton and Mung Chiang tell us how it works.
With digital workflows and multitasking the new norm, our jobs are increasingly stressful. Our report from an advertising agency confirms that burnout is on the rise. How can the problem be combated?
Tomorrow Today has the answers to the questions that you have always wanted to ask.
Extremely hot weather can cause health problems, but something can be done to prevent that. Plus: why people with pre-existing conditions should be especially careful in the heat.
Headaches, circulatory problems, fatigue – is the weather to blame? Not directly, but sensitivity to changes in the weather is a verified phenomenon. But why is that so, and what goes on inside our bodies?
Radiating pain from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and wrist is known as 'tennis elbow.' It's a common problem, but the pain can be treated.
Varying amounts of meat are eaten around the world. In Europe and the US, consumption is stagnating. In Asia it's increasing significantly. Experts say the per capita consumption is too high.
An African virus has been killing lots of blackbirds in Germany and a zoo in Prague has found an inventive way to finance itself.
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