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To fly or not to fly? The environmental cost of air travel

Though air travel is more popular than ever, the vast majority of people in the world have never been on a plane. As that dynamic slowly changes, the environment stands to suffer. Is flying less...

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No, we won’t run out of chocolate by 2050

News of a global chocolate doomsday has gone viral, with chocoholics fearing an end to their fix. But don’t panic: Chocolate is not on the brink of extinction — yet. The new year has just...

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Sleeping giants — when whales nap

Falling asleep in a bathtub appears to be a very bad idea for humans. Simply, because we can’t breathe under water. But what about whales and other marine mammals — why don’t they drown? It...

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Charcoal: exported by Africa, bought by Europe

Charcoal from tropical forests has a terrible effect on the environment, but it also puts food on peoples’ tables. Nigeria is one of the world’s largest exporters — and some of it even ends up...

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Smartphone addiction messes up brain chemistry

The brains of young people who use their smartphones or the internet too much sustain chemical changes. These change correlate significantly to diagnoses of addiction, depression and anxiety. A team of researchers around South Korean...

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‘We must make sure artificial intelligence doesn’t increase inequality’

With increasing developments in artificial intelligence, fear of the unknown is growing. DW has spoken to Professor Zoubin Ghahramani who works with AI – and knows all about its pros and cons. With movie theaters...

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Preventing dementia with computerized brain training

Brain training using a specialized computer program can reduce the risk of dementia by almost one third, a newly published study shows. The participants were involved in the training over a ten-year period. Elderly people...

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Climate change is happening — but it’s not game-over yet

Global warming isn’t just an environmental problem — it will affect every aspect of human life. Our response has to be just a wide-reaching — and experts say people power can still save the planet....

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Expanding to Asia holds big promise for German founders

An increasing number of German entrepreneurs are taking their startups to Asia. Christian Geissendoerfer, CEO of German Accelerator Southeast Asia, talks to DW about the dos and don’ts when striking out in the Far East....

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Smart tech propels Germany’s switch to renewables

Digitalization is spurring on Germany’s switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener. At first glance, it looks...

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UK makes solar power leap with first subsidy-free farm

This summer was the “cleanest ever” in terms of the UK’s energy consumption. That’s more good news for British supporters of renewable energy on the day the country’s first subsidy-free solar farm opens. The UK’s...

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How Mongolia’s nomads are adapting to climate change

Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia’s nomadic herders. Some are banding together to safeguard their herds – and communities – from the extreme conditions. For centuries, nomadic families have driven...