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Syria's refugee children - Germany underprepared for trauma therapy

ImageEvery fifth Syrian child suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Germany is not well prepared to help these vulnerable young refugees. Trauma therapist Janz Kizilhan tells DW what Germany needs to do.

Online Gaming

A new kind of celebrity - Twitch gamers

With the rise of Twitch, online gamers are becoming famous - and rich - from doing things their parents told them not to. They're also learning a bit about the darker side of celebrity.


Three astronauts blast off for ISS mission

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has successfully blasted off for its two-day trip to the International Space Station.


Using lemon juice against vomiting and diarrhea

Lemon juice could help patients with Norovirus infections fight off the painful and unpleasant disease, researchers from Heidelberg found. It could also be a good disinfectant during a Norovirus epidemic.


Constantly sick? Get more sleep

New research suggests lack of sleep has the greatest impact on overall well being, beyond smoking, drinking, or stress. But that's not all. Read this and you'll be having an early night.


One-meter rise in sea levels inevitable, NASA says

NASA scientists have warned that sea levels around the world are to rise by at least one meter (3 feet) in the next 100 to 200 years. Major cities like Tokyo and Singapore could disappear, new data suggest.

Global Ideas

Pregnant dads in the deep

Sea horse pregnancies are more like human ones than previously thought - despite the fact that the males are the ones who get pregnant.


Algorithm to detect multiple sclerosis developed in India

Engineering students in India have developed an algorithm that can help in the early detection of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the nervous system. DW's Murali Krishnan reports from Chennai.


What you need to know about the extreme weather event El Niño

Forecasts for the 2015-2016 El Niño are grim, with the extreme weather phenomenon expected to be one of the worst since 1950. But could you explain what that means? Read on.

Big Data

Smartphones, wearables and big data may be the one health risk you can't avoid

Mobile devices are becoming vital health tools. One day, we may even be forced to use them to collect data about ourselves - truly, big data. The question is who'll own it and what will they do with it?


Australian overgrown sheep could be the world's wooliest

Around 40 kilograms of wool have been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital Canberra, making him unofficially the world's wooliest. The animal was struggling to walk under the weight of his coat.


Pea-sized brains: 'Probably a hundred' growing in labs

The small white lumps of tissue grown in a lab aren't much bigger than peas, but they have the same basic structure as a brain. Researchers can now grown human brains in jars - just like livers and other bodily tissues.

Internet Governance

Darknet: The web's black market for goods and ideas

Originally developed by the US government, today's darknet is a playground for illegal activities. Although it's supposedly impossible to break in to or dismantle, police have managed to crack it in the past.