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How Leap Years are viewed across the globe: From curses to proposals

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.

Kissed or cursed: February 29 is viewed in many different ways across the globe. (AP)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 01:43 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Top 10 most dangerous viruses in the world

Although COVID-19 is very contagious, its fatality rate is relatively low in comparison with these ten viruses.

From the Marburg to Dengue, these viruses are not mere names but potent adversaries causing fear worldwide.(picture alliance/Zoonar )
Published on Feb 27, 2024 04:39 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Mother language: How kids grow up with multilingualism

More children are growing up with a second or third language. There's no perfect strategy — you can even mix languages.

Children can benefit greatly from growing up in a multilingual environment (Westend61/IMAGO )
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 02:59 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Turkey's cheap cosmetic surgery draws medical tourists for nose jobs and more

Ever more people are visiting Turkey from abroad for nose jobs, hair transplants and similar procedures. Prices are low, but could there be risks?

Medical tourism is booming in Turkey. Ever more foreigners are visiting Turkey for nose jobs, hair transplants and similar procedures, but are there risks? (DW/YAY Images/IMAGO)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 10:51 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Are computers or books best for educating children?

Commentators often pit books against computers as the best learning tools, but the real issue is poverty.

Richer learning environments make a child's brain more 'plastic' (Madeleine Kelly/ZUMA Press Wire/picture alliance )
Published on Feb 17, 2024 02:54 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Cannabis cravings: Why smoking weed makes you hungry

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.

Now that scientists have found how cannabis triggers appetite, could it be used more widely to help people, such as cancer patients, who lack appetite? (DW/Robin Utrecht/picture alliance)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 02:33 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Will European museums return Southeast Asia's 'stolen' artifacts?

Growing pressure on European museums to return artifacts taken from Southeast Asia during colonial times could provide soft-power benefits for the EU.

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to 'do everything possible' to return the cultural heritage that colonial France had looted. (Godong/robertharding/picture alliance)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 05:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Colorectal cancer cases could be rising for people under 50 years: Study

A study says overall cases of colorectal cancer are falling, but could be rising in younger people under the age of 50 years.

A study says overall cases of colorectal cancer are falling, but could be rising in people under 50. (Twitter/CDC_Cancer)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 05:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Measles: A deadly disease that can be prevented

Measles prevention through vaccination programs has saved over 50 million lives in the past 20 years, but outbreaks still occur where children are unvaccinated.

Global public health experts say the best treatment for measles is prevention, and that is a two-shot vaccination.(Biju Boro/AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 05:02 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

India on the verge of eliminating kala-azar, second deadliest parasitic disease

Amidst global efforts to combat tropical diseases, India's progress in eliminating kala-azar, the second deadliest parasitic disease after malaria, stands out.

India had previously missed kala-azar elimination deadlines in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2023.(Science Photo Library/imago images)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 03:30 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

What is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day? Here's all you need to know

January 27th marks a solemn occasion recognised globally as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Exhibition in Auschwitz-Birkenau: Hundreds of photos and yet only a very small part of the victims of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.(Andrea Grunau/DW)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 01:31 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

International Holocaust Remembrance Day has special significance for youngsters

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.

About 20,000 people in Poland have Jewish roots. One young couple is keen to learn about its Jewish family history. (Monika Sieradzka/DW)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 04:54 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Japan's Mount Fuji plans to limit climbing this summer

As visitor numbers swell, Japan's highest and most iconic mountain has seen trash problems and more injuries among inexperienced and poorly equipped climbers.

Japan's iconic mountain has seen trash problems and more injuries among inexperienced and poorly equipped climbers. (Pexels)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 01:56 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

How chicken farms are breeding antimicrobial resistance

E.coli and salmonella bacteria have been found to share genetic information as a way to develop antibiotic resistance.

A study suggests that industrial chicken farms are ideal breeding grounds for antimicrobial resistant bacteria(China Foto Press/IMAGO)
Published on Jan 20, 2024 03:36 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Germany celebrates 250 years of romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich's birth

As the 250th anniversary year of German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich starts, DW looks at his life and work.

'Wanderer above the Sea of Fog' (oil on canvas, 1818) by Caspar David Friedrich.(akg-images/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 20, 2024 02:31 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Japan's best-selling living novelist Haruki Murakami at 75

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.

Haruki Murakami is a star of Japanese literature. (DW/Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 14, 2024 03:19 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

James Ensor: Master of surrealism, architect of eccentricity

The Belgian artist is considered a forerunner of surrealism. 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of his death.

'Skeletons Fighting over a Pickled Herring' (1891)(Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 13, 2024 05:19 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Maternal mortality: Pregnancy is 'shockingly dangerous'

While the maternal mortality rate in the US is rising, India is seeing fewer people die during pregnancy and childbirth.

Maternal mortality has decreased significantly in India over the past 20 years.(Anupam Nath/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 06:42 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Retro games: Why pixel graphics won't go out of fashion

Games with pixel graphics cater to the retro trend and strike a chord with gamers across generations.

Retro games are popular among all age groups (Kristina Reymann-Schneider/DW )
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 07:10 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

How the Three Wise Men landed in Cologne

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?

According to Christian tradition, the Three Wise Men followed the Star of Bethlehem to find Jesus. (DW/Dmitry Rukhlenko/Imagebroker/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 06, 2024 03:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

A Berlin exhibition explores cultural shift surrounding menstruation

Menstruation is still taboo for many. A Berlin exhibition reveals everything you need to know about the topic.

Until sanitary products appeared on the market, periods were long a private matter (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen/Christian Krug )
Published on Jan 05, 2024 02:34 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

The dream of an artificial heart: how close are we?

Ten years ago, the implantation of the first high-tech artificial heart took place. How does it work?

The implantation of the first Carmat heart ten years ago was hailed as a sensation.(Carmat/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 06:51 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Meet the 2024 European Cultural Capitals

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.

Bad Ischl is a famous spa town in Austria. (DW/Joerg Hackemann/Panther Media/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Veganuary - has veganism truly hit the mainstream?

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?

There are more and more plant-based products on offer. (DW/Christin Klose/picture alliance/dpa-tmn )
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:15 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

What causes a hangover, and how can we get rid of it?

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?

There are many alleged cures, but few things actually work against a hangover. (DW/Jochen Tack/imago images)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 11:50 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Dry January: What happens to your body without alcohol?

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?

Many of us will be doing 'dry January,' but how does abstaining from alcohol change our bodies? (DW/imago images/Westend61)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 01:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Alcohol: Better without it in dry January

Three weeks without a drop of alcohol. Three weeks during which I felt more alert, fitter, and more relaxed. But why?

Many of us will be doing 'dry January,' but how does abstaining from alcohol change our bodies?(imago images/Westend61)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 03:16 PM IST

Tourette's syndrome no barrier to golfing passion

German golfer Robin Smiciklas challenges stereotypes and pursues a pro career, overcoming Tourette's with a focus on golf, dreams, and breaking down stigma.

As he pursues a career in professional golf, Robin Smicklas is hoping to help reduce the stigma about having Tourette's.(Marian Lenhard/laif)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 01:41 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Ghanaian singer aims to break Guinness world record

Afua Asantewaa Aduonum of Ghana means business: She has set her eyes on breaking a singing record held since March 2012.

The sing-a-thon has attracted nationwide attention during the Christmas period (Isaac Kaledzi/DW )
Published on Dec 29, 2023 11:52 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Sport psychology in German football making progress

Psychology in German football has been under fire recently, but those working in the field feel more positive.

Thomas Tuchel is one of many coaches who knows the value of the mental aspect of the football (Peter Schatz/picture alliance )
Published on Dec 28, 2023 01:31 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das
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