Designer genes: Technical tinkering
13 June 2021 | 2:47 pm
Faced with global food insecurity and an ever-changing climate, we expect farmers to produce more and to do so using sustainable techniques. While crops naturally evolve over time, we now want them to adapt to our demands at an unprecedented rate. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
21 Apr 2019
Researchers from China have inserted human brain genes into monkeys, according to a new study published in the National Science Review.
17 Apr 2019
Laura Laurens, a Colombian fashion designer, and Roxana Panchi, an indigenous transgender from the Embera Carmatarrua community, come together to make aboriginal art visible and to fight for inclusion and sexual diversity.
29 Apr 2019
Models wearing weapons on helmets and contrasting colourful prints strutted down the runway as Brazilian designer Ronaldo Fraga presented his collection on Friday at Sao Paulo fashion week.
28 Jun 2019
Jony Ive helped bring Apple back from the brink of collapse in the 1990s. He was a close confidant of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and the lead designer for various key projects, most notably the iPhone.
8 Aug 2019
Jogging stands out as best exercise to combat 'obesity genes,' Says Study published in the journal 'PLOS genetics,' the study analyzed the data of 18,000 Taiwanese adults, ages 30 to 70. Researchers connected the genomes of participants with the types of exercise they performed regularly.
31 Aug 2019
As designer Sourabh Gupta pushes aside a curtain in an East Harlem apartment, lifelike paper flowers in hues of violets, pinks and reds greet the eye in his 12 foot by 12 foot studio, where he also sleeps.
6 Oct 2019
Sitraka Rakoto, one of Madagascar's up and coming designers, is hoping to transform the local fashion industry and get more people to buy clothes from the local market.
18 Feb 2020
Drake is facing a $108,000 dollar lawsuit from the designers of the hi-tech stage he used during his 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour over claims he never paid for the set-up.
12 Mar 2020
In this edition of Across Africa we take you to eastern Ethiopia where refugees from kenya's Kakuma camp are finally coming home motivated by recent political and economic reforms. We also head to Angola where the country is tempting more lovers of its romantic Kizomba dance. Finally, we speak to Thebe Magugu, South African designer and 2019 LVMH prize winner as he exhibits for the first time at Paris Fashion week.
26 May 2020
Unsurprisingly, classic French label Chanel is the most popular designer brand on the red carpet at Cannes. France's premiere film festival is also where we can expect to see masterful new designs from fashion houses including Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Georges Hobeika.
15 Jan 2021
To mark the anniversary of Coco Chanel's death on January 10, 1971, fashion expert Jessica Michault and Eve Jackson take a look at the French designer's greatest styles, the fashion empire she created and her not-so fashionable links with the Nazis.
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German climate activist Luisa Neubauer says "the amount of mistrust" at the COP27 conference from the hardest-hit nations is being underestimated. "If this conference is supposed to mean anything, this is the moment where the Global North really has to pay up," she told DW, speaking in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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The deal to set up a fund to compensate poorer countries being hit by climate change is viewed as a positive development, but many remain skeptical as it's not clear who would pay for it and who would benefit.
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The film has opened in some parts of Pakistan after conservative sections opposed its screening in the Muslim-majority country. DW explores what caused the controversy.
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While the people of Iran protest back home, the national team sent a powerful message of their own from Qatar. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz conceded his players are "affected by the issue" after a 6-2 defeat by England.
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The Constitutional Court has ruled that the murderer of prominent politician Chris Hani should be released on parole. Hani's widow has slammed the decision as "diabolical."
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A 2016 video of Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, has gone viral on Twitter, as users claim that Naik is converting people to Islam during the FIFA World Cup. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.