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From curses to proposals: In many countries, February 29 is riddled with bad luck. But in some places, it is seen as an opportunity for women in love.
Although COVID-19 is very contagious, its fatality rate is relatively low in comparison with these ten viruses.
More children are growing up with a second or third language. There's no perfect strategy — you can even mix languages.
Ever more people are visiting Turkey from abroad for nose jobs, hair transplants and similar procedures. Prices are low, but could there be risks?
Commentators often pit books against computers as the best learning tools, but the real issue is poverty.
Smoking weed triggers binge eating. But why? Research has revealed what's going on in the brain. And that could help stimulate appetite in cancer patients.
Growing pressure on European museums to return artifacts taken from Southeast Asia during colonial times could provide soft-power benefits for the EU.
A study says overall cases of colorectal cancer are falling, but could be rising in younger people under the age of 50 years.
Measles prevention through vaccination programs has saved over 50 million lives in the past 20 years, but outbreaks still occur where children are unvaccinated.
Amidst global efforts to combat tropical diseases, India's progress in eliminating kala-azar, the second deadliest parasitic disease after malaria, stands out.
January 27th marks a solemn occasion recognised globally as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
Almost 3.5 million Jews lived in Poland before World War II. Now, eight decades after the Holocaust, about 20,000 people there have Jewish roots.
As visitor numbers swell, Japan's highest and most iconic mountain has seen trash problems and more injuries among inexperienced and poorly equipped climbers.
E.coli and salmonella bacteria have been found to share genetic information as a way to develop antibiotic resistance.
As the 250th anniversary year of German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich starts, DW looks at his life and work.
Japanese author Haruki Murakami has been considered a favourite for the Nobel Prize in literature. His novels have made him one of the most successful writers.
The Belgian artist is considered a forerunner of surrealism. 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of his death.
While the maternal mortality rate in the US is rising, India is seeing fewer people die during pregnancy and childbirth.
Games with pixel graphics cater to the retro trend and strike a chord with gamers across generations.
The Cologne Cathedral houses the Shrine of the Three Kings, a reliquary which tradition says holds the bones of the Biblical Magi. But how did they get there?
Menstruation is still taboo for many. A Berlin exhibition reveals everything you need to know about the topic.
Ten years ago, the implantation of the first high-tech artificial heart took place. How does it work?
Bodo in Norway, Tartu in Estonia and Bad Ischl in Austria all share the European Capital of Culture title. Ai Weiwei and Conchita Wurst will be part of program.
The impacts of meat and dairy consumption are well documented. As thousands join the 10th year of Veganuary, how far have attitudes towards veganism changed?
What's the science behind a hangover? What causes the pounding headache, carpet mouth, the feeble weakness and the troubling nausea? And are there any cures?
Three weeks without a drop of alcohol. Three weeks during which I felt more awake, fitter and more relaxed. What exactly happened in my body?
Three weeks without a drop of alcohol. Three weeks during which I felt more alert, fitter, and more relaxed. But why?
German golfer Robin Smiciklas challenges stereotypes and pursues a pro career, overcoming Tourette's with a focus on golf, dreams, and breaking down stigma.
Afua Asantewaa Aduonum of Ghana means business: She has set her eyes on breaking a singing record held since March 2012.
Psychology in German football has been under fire recently, but those working in the field feel more positive.