Stephen Hawking

headlines The British physicist Stephen Hawking at a lecture. He died on March 14, 2018. NASA / Paul Alers Read out The British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has shaped our view of the universe like no other. We owe him insights into black holes, but also into quantum physics behind phenomena such as the Big Bang or cosmic inflation
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Fake science and pseudo journals

headlines Not all journals are really serious - in the meantime, so-called "Predatory Journals" are becoming increasingly common. © bernie / thinkstock Read out Trade journals form the backbone of science - actually. But more and more often supposedly reputable publishers turn out to be cuddly: They publish for money and whistle for quality control.
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Bee protection and neonicotinoids

headlines Good news for the bees: The EU bans the outdoor use of three bee-damaging neonicotinoids. © kojihirano / iStock Read out The EU Commission has decided to ban three pesticides from the group of neonicotinoids for outdoor use. This is good news for the bees and many other insects. For their preservation, this is only a first step.
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gravitational waves

headlines This simulation shows gravitational waves generated by the merging of black holes. NASA / Henze Read out The first detection of gravitational waves in September 2015 opened a new era of astronomy. For through these vibrations of space-time we can now listen to the events in the cosmos, which do not emit electromagnetic radiation
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The inner clock

headlines The inner clock dominates our entire body narith / thinkstock Read out Whether jet lag, light pollution or the consequences of shift work - behind these phenomena is our internal clock. It shapes the rhythms of our body. What consequences this has, researchers begin to decrypt only gradually
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Diesel, exhaust fumes and driving bans

headlines Diesel vehicles pollute the air in many conurbations - to the chagrin of our health. © Pawel Czaja / thinkstock Read out Now it is official: Driving bans in cities and urban areas with too high nitrogen oxide levels are generally allowed. This has been decided by the Federal Administrative Court.
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light pollution

headlines View of the night illuminated by light © NASA / ESA Read out 80 percent of humanity live under a night sky that is not really dark anymore. Because our artificial lighting turns night into night almost everywhere. But that has consequences - for our health and many animals. Right now, in the dark season, our cities and towns are brightly lit by artificial light.
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Nobel Prizes 2017

headlines Who gets the Nobel Prize? public domain Read out It's that time again: Every year at the beginning of October it is announced who will receive the Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Prize Committee honors outstanding achievements in medicine, physics and chemistry. Later, economics, peace and literature follow
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Asteroids - treasure and danger

headlines It's not the question if, but only when an asteroid is going to collide with Earth. © Pitris / thinkstock Read out On the one hand, they are life-givers and suppliers of raw materials, but on the other hand they are a deadly threat: asteroids. The relics of the early days of the solar system played a key role in the history of our planet - for better or for worse.
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Weather disasters

headlines Infrared image of Hurricane Irma over the Caribbean, taken on 7 September 2017 NOAA / NASA / UWM-CIMSS, William Straka III Read out In Asia, entire areas of the country are drowning in the torrential monsoon rains, thousands of people have died, millions are homeless. In the US and the Caribbean rave after Hurricane Harvey three more hurricanes
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Riddle of the particle world

headlines Still in the world of the smallest particles there are many unanswered questions Yurij Artemenko / thinktock Read out Whether in the atomic nucleus, in the ghostly neutrinos, or in the world of quarks, research results of recent times make it increasingly clear that we have not yet revealed all the secrets of the smallest particles
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nanotechnology

headlines Nanotechnology NASA Read out It is considered one of the key technologies of the 21st century - nanotechnology. Researchers have long since penetrated further and further into the world of atoms and molecules, tinkering with new materials or molecular motors. There are great hopes for nanotechnology: intelligent and environmentally friendly materials, computers with unprecedented performance, completely new therapies in medicine or even all-embracing nanofactories - in the "nanoworld" of the future, hardly anything seems impossible
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Renewable energy

headlines Solar energy DOE Read out Above all, in view of the imminent climate catastrophe, many countries want to switch their electricity production increasingly to climate-friendly renewable resources. Research and technology in this area is growing rapidly, but it still often fails with its application
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Erdzwillinge

headlines Planet Proxima Centauri b (in the foreground) orbits our neighbor star in the habitable zone ESO / M. Kornmesserhaus Read out In space, there are more life-friendly planets than thought for a long time. Even around our next neighbor star Proxima Centauri circles such a twin earth. And 40 light-years away, there are seven of them in one go
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2019: UN Year of the Periodic Table

headlines The periodic table of the elements important basis of chemistry welcomia / thinkstock Read out 150 years ago, Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev created the periodic table of elements. In remembrance of this and to emphasize the importance of basic chemical research and the periodic table, the UN declared 2019 the year of the periodic table
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Heatwave in Germany

headlines Heat waves have always existed. But an accumulation and amplification of such heat periods may indicate an influence of climate change. © Tomwang / thinkstock Read out For days, temperatures up to 40 degrees, prolonged sun and even at night barely cooling - that's the recipe for a heat wave.
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Special: 50 years moon landing

headlines 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, humans first landed on the moon. Is this now, half a century later, a new departure? © NASA Read out "A small step for a human being, a great leap for humanity" - when US astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon 50 years ago, he wrote history.
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Highlights of the year 2018

headlines What were the events of the year? © oatawa / iStock Read out The end of a year always invites you to take stock: What was special about this year? What scientific achievements have existed and what natural events triggered concern and hardships? As always at the end of the year, some of the scientific highlights summarize the journal "Science" in its breakthroughs of the year.
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Ice and cold

headlines Even in heavy frost, the surface of ice is always a little bit wet. © Dina Trifonova / thinkstock Read out With winter, cold and frost come. As commonplace as the ice on the window panes or bodies of water or the snow are - even behind these phenomena is exciting science. Especially the water ice causes surprises to this day In physics, it is the cold that first causes phenomena such as superconductivity or unusual states of matter.
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scinexx relaunch

headlines Read out Due to a rebuild of scinexx and the conversion to a new CMS, it can temporarily cause problems with the loading speed. We ask for your understanding and work to resolve any issues as soon as possible.
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