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Consumer watchdog: Salmonella can also come from free-range and organic eggs

ImageAfter a European salmonella outbreak made hundreds ill, a Bavarian egg farm has come under suspicion. Foodwatch warned that labels and seals do not always mean eggs are safe, nor that the animals receive adequate care.

Big Data

Big science: is Big Data really the price we 'have to pay' for advanced research?

Big Data has been all hyped up for years. But only now has Germany's Ethics Council decided it's time to work out a position. So what is the issue? And why do some researchers say they can't go on without it?

Health

Drug dangers: To legalize, or not?

Not all dangerous drugs are banned - and not all banned drugs are more dangerous than legal ones. Here, an overview of legal and illegal narcotics, and what they actually do to those who consume them.

Neuroscience

'Primate experiments are ethically justified,' says German brain researcher

Are primate experiments really necessary? Animal physiologist Andreas Nieder says: "Yes! Otherwise we won't be able to understand and heal an array of infections and neurological diseases."

Ebola

Ebola research: Fewer patients, but far more data

For months, Ebola research has been running in high gear. Now, the number of infected people has decreased. How will this influence research into the disease?

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.

NRS-Import

Large Hadron Collider breaks energy record at 13 TeVs

In Geneva, CERN's Large Hadron Collider has smashed protons at higher energy levels than ever before - the goal of two years of upgrades. Expect this record to be smashed again in June.