Science

Of ‘white guys on the Moon‘ and black America

Of ‘white guys on the Moon‘ and black America The Moon landings were a success for American science – but not for African-Americans, as historian Neil Maher tells DW. DW: The late 1960s must have been a manic time for the United States. On the one hand, there was this ambition to send people to the Moon, and on the […]

A 7,000-meter-tall mountain — simulated in a laboratory

A 7,000-meter-tall mountain — simulated in a laboratory This mountain has no peaks and offers no beautiful views — it is located inside a research facility in Cologne. Two mountain climbers have volunteered to spend four weeks there, under extreme atmospheric conditions. Ralf Dujmovits is the only German mountain climber who made it to all 14 mountains that are taller than […]

Pluto‘s marvelous methane ice dunes surprise scientists

Pluto‘s marvelous methane ice dunes surprise scientists NASA images show a large field of dunes on the surface of the dwarf planet apparently composed of grains of frozen methane. But how did Pluto with extremely thin atmosphere muster the wind to form dunes? Scientists have discovered a large swathe of desert-like dunes on Pluto composed of frozen grains of methane, […]

DW‘s Health News: Diagnosing breast cancer sooner

DW‘s Health News: Diagnosing breast cancer sooner Did you know that the current screening method for breast cancer isn‘t the best? Or that EEGs could be used to fight depression? DW brings you this week‘s health news, all in one handy guide right here! How to boost your energy levels We all suffer from low energy at times, but if […]

Your favorite astronaut

Your favorite astronaut Astronauts are scientists, engineers – but they‘re also superstars. Europe‘s got seven. Who‘s your favorite? . ADVERTISEMENT