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Medicine

A suitcase laboratory against Ebola

ImageA virologist from Göttingen has developed an easy to carry suitcase-lab that will enable medics to run full-fledged genetic tests for a variety of viruses. Until now, this was all but unthinkable.

Space

Spectacular insights into the early life of galaxies

Astronomers at the Very Large Telescope have taken the best 3D-pictures of the early universe ever. They discovered objects emitting so little light that the Hubble Telescope could not find them.

Space

Astronomers discover supermassive black hole

The gigantic black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is said to have originated in the early stages of our universe. What's so special about another black hole? Well, it could tell us how the universe came to be.

Health

'Some patients never get a diagnosis'

One in 17 people suffers from a rare disease. On February 28, organizations raise awareness about the illnesses. Research about rare diseases is difficult, because there are only few cases of each individual illness.

Technology

Google's new 'Street View' soars to lofty heights in Amazon rainforest

Search engine Google is giving users a bird's eye-view from the top of the Amazon rainforest in South America, with the release of its latest "Street View" addition.

Health

WHO 'taken aback' by high number of measles cases

The number of measles cases dropped by half between 2013 and 2014, but the current number of infections still remains too high to reach elimination targets on time, according to the World Health Organization.

Health

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

Measles are raging in Berlin right now. Politicians have even discussed making vaccination mandatory, because more and more parents refuse to vaccinate their children - and that's allegedly dangerous.

Vaccines

Europe is learning to fear Ebola, while refusing to vaccinate against measles

Measles - a highly contagious disease - can cause permanent disability and death. But despite there being a vaccine, Germany, and other European countries, will fail to eradicate measles by 2015.

Speech Synthesis

Barbie's digital makeover sparks concerns

Through speech recognition transmitting audio to the cloud, the new "Hello Barbie" will be able to engage in two-way conversations. DW spoke with the talking doll's creator about potential dangers for children.

Food and Drink

The hidden facts of egg production

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.

Mobile Technology

Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona

The year's biggest event for the mobile industry is now underway. It's a chance for the world's innovators to showcase new products and discuss technological evolution. DW's Chris Cottrell reports from Barcelona.

Health

Coffee is good for your heart, says Korean study

How many coffee beans do you think are on this picture? More than there are opinions as to the impact of coffee on human health? Maybe. Well, at any rate, DW takes a look at the latest one...