Our intestines work hard, digesting and absorbing nutrients from our food and making them available to the body. It’s a fact that if they were spread out, our intestines would be 400 to 500 square kilometers in area - twice as big as a tennis court.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently urged Japan to mend post-war ties with its Asian neighbors. Professor Ian Buruma talks to DW about the differences in how the Japanese and Germans perceive their wartime guilt.
In a memorial service in Cologne, relatives are paying tribute to Germanwings crash victims. Four weeks after 150 people died in the flight 9525 crash, DW's chronology sums up the facts of the tragedy.
Ahead of this year's parliamentary elections, the German Greens party has called for an end to factory farming. During the industrial breeding of chickens, young chicks are often treated particularly badly, say critics.
Planes are considered the safest mode of transport, and for good reason. Statistically, accidents occur at a rate of 0.23 per million flights. Below, 10 important facts about civil aviation.