For a nation to do devastating damage to the telecommunications devices you use, it would not have to fire a nuclear missile at your country. The upper atmosphere would suffice.
The "cost" of smoking in Germany is nearly 1,000 euros per man, woman and child, according to a new report. But the tax pinch for non-smokers is far less than this number suggests.
About a third of the adult, EU population suffers yearly from a mental disorder, according to the WHO. Statistics suggest women suffer more often than men. Health experts say the gender imbalance is misleading.
Nearly 10 years and 3 billion miles later, NASA's unmanned New Horizons spacecraft is finally nearing Pluto. It'll make the closest ever flyby of the dwarf planet, giving scientists a new glimpse into its icy exterior.
As populations age, degenerative brain diseases will torment further millions worldwide. A new German-US partnership intends to stop these afflictions, but will settle for ameliorating their most devastating effects.
Seeing things: The 2015 Hanover Fair for engineering was marked by visions of Industry 4.0, robots, automation, and sensors - everywhere. Join DW, if you dare, on a mild dystopian jaunt.
Cyber criminals are getting more and more sophisticated, sometimes harnessing millions of computers worldwide to form botnets that send spam e-mails or bring down websites, for example. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphics IGD want to track down the perpetrators while they're still at the planning stage.
The origins of a knuckle's "cracking" noise have long been disputed, but scientists in Canada believe they're close to solving the case - even if it there are some potentially painful strings attached.
No other wearable device has caused as big a stir as the Apple Watch. Reviews of its functionality and utility have been mixed, but that hasn't stopped Apple fans from lining up around the world to catch a first glimpse.
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