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Paleo-Indians changed Latin America; rock art in caves proves it

Ancient humans moved to America 25,000 years ago. They told stories of their lives and how they changed the environment in stunning cave art.

Rock art has been found all over South America in caves and on cliff faces. (DW/Guillermo Legaria/AFP)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Glasses or contacts? The fast fashion problem we don't see

Is all the waste associated with contact lenses better than the environmental impact of manufacturing glasses? Know more inside.

Team glasses or team contact lenses: which product tops the green league? (DW/Pond5 Images/IMAGO)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 05:41 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Weathering: How racism impacts the body on a cellular level

We know health outcomes frequently differ based on race in the US. The 'Weathering theory' could help explain why.

Although it is not new, the concept of weathering gained interest in 2020 after the death of George Floyd and amid a pandemic that laid bare race-based health inequities.(Christoph Soeder/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 01:15 PM IST

Fast fashion: France seeks to slow down wasteful industry

France introduces new law to regulate fast-fashion giants, requiring environmental impact disclosures and eco-scores.

Fast fashion has come under scrutiny for its massive environmental costs.(java)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 04:39 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Health risks of urban air pollution: How Africa is fighting against it

Cities are growing rapidly in Africa, but many countries lack effective technologies to measure air pollution.

Heavy air pollution in places such as South Africa leads to premature deaths (DW)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 04:09 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

ABBA: Unexpected success story that started 50 years ago

Nobody thought five strangely dressed Swedes with a song about Napoleon would win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

Start of a brilliant career: ABBA after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest (AP Photo/picture alliance )
Published on Apr 07, 2024 02:27 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

How Cologne's Jewish community rebuilt after World War II

Seventy-five years ago, Cologne's Jewish community took a step towards returning to normal life after the Holocaust.

After World War II, Jewish life in Cologne restarted in a small synagogue. Today, Cologne has one of the largest Jewish communities in Germany (Geisler-Fotopress/picture-alliance )
Published on Apr 06, 2024 04:15 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Total Solar eclipse 2024: A quick guide on what to expect

North America will witness a total solar eclipse on April 8. Find out how and where you can watch it.

Make sure you wear protective glasses when looking at the eclipse. Looking directly at the sun without protective glasses damages the retina.(Francisco Canedo/Xinhua/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 02:35 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Slow travel experiment: A reporter's 36-hour journey from Berlin to Helsinki

A journalist's 36-hour journey from Berlin to Helsinki reveals the challenges and serendipity of rail, buses, and ferries as alternatives to flying.

The journey started with a 6-hour train ride from Berlin to Warsaw on a sunny winter morning.(DW/B. Bathke)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 03:17 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Kiss away the calories: 11 fun facts about kissing

Did you know kissing can help you burn away calories? Check out some fun and interesting facts about kissing inside.

A normal kiss burns 6.4 calories per minute. A passionate kiss can burn up to 20 calories per minute. That's even more than swimming, which burns 12 calories in one minute, just like jumping rope. (Freepik)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 10:46 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Germany looks back at Adolf Hitler’s coup attempt

A decade before he rose to power with the Nazis, Hitler's failed "Beer Hall Putsch" put him on the political map.

Hitler frequently returned to the site of his unsuccessful coup, like here, on November 8, 1939, for a speech to the Nazis' old guard. (Everett Collection/picture alliance )
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 12:36 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Adidas stops sales of number 44 jerseys over likeness to Nazi symbol

The design of the number 44 German national team jersey looks similar to the logo of the Nazi Schutzstaffel. The similarity has set off controversy.

The
Published on Apr 02, 2024 10:00 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

New cannabis laws in Germany raise concerns and hopes for future regulation

The German parliament has voted to approve cannabis for private use, but the opposition and some experts are against it.

German parliament votes to approve limited Cannabis use amid controversy(Pixabay)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 06:40 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Why are South Koreans less welcoming of LGBTQ+ people living in neighbourhood?

The only group of people less welcome than sexual minorities are former convicts, a study shows, with 72% of South Koreans not wanting them in the neighbourhood

Tolerance for LGBTQ+ people remains
Published on Mar 30, 2024 05:09 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Graphic novel tells the stories of LGTBQ people over 50

A new book by Berlin-based queer comic publisher Moom Comics illustrates the stories of older LGTBQ people.

Graphic novel 'Back Then' tells the stories of 12 queer people (Moom Comics )
Published on Mar 30, 2024 04:45 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Stress fractures in sport: when stressed bones fight back

Anyone who does a lot of sport risks a stress fracture if the bones are overloaded. Sports physician Karsten Hollander gives tips on how to prevent it.

Stress fractures can affect any athlete, but happen more often to those who play running sports(Silvia Marks/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 07:11 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Cocaine vaccine: Could it help drug addicts?

Researchers in Brazil are developing a cocaine vaccine to stop users getting high and prevent addiction to the drug.

Most people snort cocaine powder but it is also smoked as crack or injected into the bloodstream.(Christoph Hard/Geisler-Fotopress/picture alliance )
Published on Mar 29, 2024 12:03 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Soundtrack of our time: 300 years of Bach's St. John Passion

Bach's masterpiece first premiered on Good Friday 1724. His composition is an unparalleled appeal for more humanity.

A mother laments over the grave of her son in Bucha, Ukraine (Emilio Morenatti/AP/picture alliance )
Published on Mar 29, 2024 11:55 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

What is nocebo effect? All you want to know about placebo's evil twin

You've heard of the placebo effect: when positive thinking makes you believe your meds are working. Nocebo is the power of negative thinking. Wait, what?

Someone who is worried about a vaccine's side effects is more likely to actually experience them ― that's the nocebo effect (JEFF PACHOUD/AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 05:27 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Would you eat lab-grown beef rice?

Researchers have created a hybrid rice with lab-grown beef and hope 'beef rice' will be a sustainable source of protein.

Scientists in South Korea have created a hybrid rice containing muscle and fat cells from cows(Kim Soo-hyeon/REUTERS)
Published on Mar 26, 2024 05:22 PM IST

Diana Ross: Soul legend not easing up as she turns 80

With The Supremes, Diana Ross became a Motown icon, and went on to be one of the world's most celebrated singers.

Diana Ross has been performing for more than six decades.(Yolanda Ruz/Prensa Internacional/ZUMA Press/picture alliance )
Published on Mar 26, 2024 02:56 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

What's behind South Korea's K-pop crisis?

As the biggest names in K-pop seek out overseas markets, they've left a gap in their home market.

The domestic slump coincides with those same performers — BlackPink, BTS, and the irascible Psy, who unleashed
Published on Mar 25, 2024 05:05 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

High prevalence of neurological diseases in Africa: Challenges and solutions

Neurological disease burden is disproportionately high in Africa. How are African nations tackling the issue?

High prevalence of neurological diseases in Africa: Challenges and solutions(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 05:58 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Gaia telescope reveals insights into Milky Way's history

The space telescope Gaia has discovered two streams of stars that helped form our galaxy more than 12 billion years ago.

Astronomers believe Shakti and Shiva are so old they likely formed before the oldest parts of our galaxy's spiral arms and disc. (Unsplash)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 02:38 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Why Germany has fallen behind on happiness

Like the US, Germany has fallen behind in the World Happiness ranking. Especially young people seem more unhappy.

In Germany, young people are less happy than the elderly (Khosrow Rajab Kordi/Zoonar/picture alliance )
Published on Mar 21, 2024 04:33 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Nitazenes: The street drugs potentially stronger than heroin and fentanyl

Developed in the 1950s, drugs called nitazenes are causing street deaths in the US and the UK. What you need to know.

Nitazenes is a lethal synthetic opioid causing a surge in overdoses and deaths in the US and UK(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 04:48 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Finland ranked world's happiest country for seventh year

Costa Rica and Kuwait entered the top 20 in place of the United States and Germany.

Finland has remained the happiest country in the world for the seventh year a row.(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 04:45 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Ramadan 2024: Why more non-Muslims are taking part in Ramadan

You can't escape Ramadan in Middle East, so it's not unusual for non-Muslims to participate. It's different in Christian-majority countries and that is changing

If Iraqi Christians and Muslims share a Ramadan meal, it will be inside private homes or restaurants rather than in mosques. (Murtadha Al-Sudani/AA/picture alliance)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 12:51 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Banksy's new mural showing tree leaves appears in London

The artwork uses green paint sprayed across the side of a building to imitate leaves of a heavily pruned tree. Local MP said he saw an environmentalist message.

Banksy used green paint and sprayed across the side of a building to imitate the leaves of a heavily pruned tree. The artwork was first visible on Sunday - St Patrick's Day. (Instagram)
Published on Mar 19, 2024 02:17 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Phantom limb pain: Why does my amputated leg still hurt?

Amputees often feel pain where the lost limb used to be. The brain is confused. But mirror therapy can help.

Phantom limb pain, a perplexing condition experienced by many amputees, poses a significant challenge to daily life.(Freepik)
Published on Mar 16, 2024 03:36 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri
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