Recycled electric batteries: A treasure yet to be tapped28. January 2020 13:38
As the e-mobility drive gets stronger, it's already clear that there will soon be huge piles of discarded electric batteries. Some of the materials used to make them are clearly too precious to be thrown away, though.
Back pain – Surgery often not required24. January 2020 00:37
Only a small proportion of slipped discs require surgery. In many cases the body is able to heal itself. Within the weeks the trapped nerve is free again. Conservative therapies such as periradicular therapy aim to support this healing process.
Back pain – Exercise instead of pills24. January 2020 00:35
People suffering from chronic back pain often avoid painful movements in order to spare their back. But targeted exercise can strengthen muscles and improve mobility, and in turn keep the pain under control.
First bird flu case reported in Germany21. January 2020 01:05
The first case of bird flu in Germany this winter has been discovered near the Polish border, with an outbreak already causing havoc throughout Eastern Europe. Half a million birds had to be culled in Germany in 2017.
Green Week food fair features vegan sausage, insect shakes20. January 2020 08:54
One of the world's largest food and agriculture fairs, the International Green Week in Berlin focussed on sustainability and carbon emission reduction. Here are the kind of solutions the food industry has come up with.
Drinking water out of thin air - it sounds like science fiction, but a research team from Munich wants to help people in dry regions. Using a saline solution, they extract water from the air and fill it up in bottles.
Dr. Viviane Bremer about sexually transmitted diseases16. January 2020 16:55
In Good Shape speaks with Dr. Viviane Bremer about sexually transmitted diseases at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. She is an expert on HIV and other STIs, and she explains how to best protect yourself from becoming infected and how the diseases can be treated.
Are coastal dikes enough to protect against sea level rise?15. January 2020 10:39
A meter below sea level, the German island of Pellworm is surrounded by towering dikes designed to keep storm surges out. But will they be enough to protect the green island from climate-induced rising waters?
12 German regional 'superfoods' for a healthy year15. January 2020 09:31
Thanks to the marketing label "superfood," quinoa and chia seeds as well as acai and goji berries have found their way into European consumers' habits. But why not pick local products with just as many health benefits?
SARS - a dangerous viral infection in the lungs14. January 2020 12:56
The mysterious lung disease that is circulating in China is apparently caused by a SARS virus, according to a German physician. It belongs to the strain of Corona virus. What is known about SARS? DW takes a look.
Autonomous 3D-printed cars made in Germany14. January 2020 09:03
Berlin startup BigRep has come up with its first fully 3D-printed autonomous electric vehicle. They’re planning to take the prototype for test drives later this year. Could this be the future of cars Made in Germany?
German apes likely traumatized after animal deaths in Krefeld Zoo fire02. January 2020 20:07
The blaze that killed more than 30 animals in the German zoo will traumatize the surviving animals, primate researcher Antje Engelhardt told DW. It will be difficult for the animals to process the horrific events.
Eating disorders – what the experts say02. January 2020 09:21
Martina Hartmann works at Berlin's Dick & Dünn advisory center for people with eating disorders. Dr. Christian Thiele is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, and he's medical director of the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk clinic in Berlin.
Skeptical Germany lags behind on artificial intelligence29. December 2019 17:55
The US and China are leaders in developing AI applications. But many Germans still have reservations about this technology. Now, German industry is urging greater progress, as Sabine Kinkartz reports from Berlin.
Germany: A survival guide for winter29. December 2019 15:48
With Christmas celebrations at an end and winter well underway, many people in Germany feel the weather weighing on their spirits. But these tips from residents on how to fight off gloom and spread joy could help.
Epilepsy: A talk with the expert20. December 2019 12:30
How do people cope with epilepsy? Karl Melzer had his first seizure as a teenager. He tells us about his experience with the disorder. Neurologist Martin Holtkamp also talks about the challenges in treating epilepsy patients.