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Neuroscience

Mouse mind control for a good cause?

ImageIf you saw a mouse with a device attached to its head and a scientist using remote control to make it spin around in circles, what would you think? Don't be fooled by first impressions. DW spoke with those scientists.

Ebola

Ebola vaccine '100 percent effective' in Guinea trial

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people during a medical trial in Guinea shows it to be 100 percent effective. The results have been described as "remarkable" by health care professionals.

Technology

Tech experts warn against 'killer robots'

More than 1,000 leading scientists have penned an open letter condemning the possibility of an AI arms race. It is only a "matter of time" before dictators and warlords also get the technology, they say.

Internet

Facebook launches Aquila, the Internet-beaming drone

Facebook said it is ready to begin the pilot program of a high-altitude drone that will beam the Internet to remote parts of the world. The solar-powered drone will be able to fly without landing for three months.

Battery Powered

Electric flight finds its wings at Slovenian startup with lightweight Alpha Electro

The world's first electrically powered training airplane is not built by an aerospace giant. The Alpha Electro is developed by Pipistrel, a small plane-maker with big ambitions for environmentally friendly flight.

Medicine

Germany clamps down on corruption in health sector

The German government plans a law to tackle illegal deals between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Anti-corruption groups say the law doesn't go far enough, but doctors' associations hardly consider it necessary.

Diseases

Waterborne diseases

Certain diseases are transmitted by contaminated water. But which are the most dangerous ones and how can you protect yourself?

Education

Big bang theory: Czech school kids get explosive taste of science at summer camp

Prague's Technical University has held its first Children's University. Some 100 budding scientists - aged 7 to 12 - spent a week at college, attending lectures and sampling student life. It was a blast!

Transatlantic relations

Leaving the US for a German degree

A new report has confirmed Germany to be the third-most popular host country for international students. Part of these students comes from the number-one ranked US. What makes Americans cross the pond?

Animals

Shark attack survival guide

Professional surfer Mick Fanning escaped unscathed from an attack by a large shark - after fighting back and striking the animal. Did he do it right or was it sheer luck?