Asteroid to zip between Earth and moon without collision
27 March 2023 | 7:26 am
An asteroid this size coming so close to Earth is a once-in-a-decade event, although a collision with the planet is not expected. The journey offers astronomers a prime opportunity to study a space rock.
17 Apr 2022
The European Space Agency's move marks the latest in the deterioration of space-based relations with Russia.
27 Apr 2022
The four astronauts from American startup Axiom Space Inc. are expected to touch down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. They are the first all-private crew to have stayed on the International Space Station.
8 May 2022
The crew of four astronauts, including one German, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.
11 Jun 2022
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov is defending his country in Donbas. In an interview with DW, he talked about the situation there, his decision to fight, and his return to film.
28 Aug 2022
Scientists recently discovered a crater off the coast of Guinea. While it was not as impactful as the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, its regional consequences would have been huge. Our regional correspondent Sam Bradpiece spoke to one of the researchers involved.
3 Sep 2022
Engine trouble has prompted the US space agency to postpone the debut launch of its next generation rocketship. Its Artemis program aims to eventually fly astronauts back to the moon..
11 Sep 2022
French retail giant Carrefour is accused of deforestation in the Amazon. According to global advocacy group Mighty Earth, the group sources ingredients from meat and soy traders with shocking practices. Carrefour controls roughly a quarter of the food distribution market in Brazil. For more, we speak to Alex Wijeratna, Senior Director of Mighty Earth.
12 Sep 2022
In a country built on its mineral wealth, South Africa's small scale artisanal miners are left digging for mere morsels of gold and diamonds. Turf wars and meagre yields mean many miners live a life of poverty.
27 Sep 2022
NASA may roll the 32-story Artemis 1 rocket into a hangar due to the storm, which should reach hurricane strength next week. NASA won't try to thread the weather needle with its Artemis 1 moon mission after all.
30 Oct 2022
Four astronauts returned to Earth in the SpaceX capsule after a nearly six-month mission on the International Space Station.
15 Nov 2022
The global population reaches eight billion - what happens now? As climate change worsens, how will eight billion people survive? Also: reactions to Joe Biden and Xi Jinping's face to face meeting and Paris 2024 organizers unveil the Games' mascots! Finally: a revered frozen beef dish in Japan now has a 30 year waitlist!
23 Nov 2022
A giant leap for space exploration: Rocket launch paves way for return to Moon. This week, NASA's next-generation Moon rocket blasted off with three test dummies aboard. The successful launch brings the United States one step closer to putting astronauts back on the surface of the Moon.
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The 2020 murder of George Floyd focused attention on police violence in the United States. Though the officers involved are serving time in prison, efforts to address police racism remain stalled.
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With microplastic pollution invading our oceans and the soil, few places have been spared. Could it also enter the food chain? Scientists in the Netherlands are beginning to uncover the tip of the iceberg – so far, with more questions than answers.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been shunned internationally for over a decade, due to the brutal repression of anti-government protesters and the use of chemical weapons by his regime during the country's civil war. Despite numerous reported atrocities, the leader has clung onto power with the sole support of two major powers: Iran and Russia.
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Extra tuition costs take a large bite out of family finances and are a contributing factor to families choosing to have only one child.
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Griner returned to the basketball court after being detained in Russia for narcotics possession and trafficking. She was released during a high profile prisoner swap.
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The Cannes Film Festival kicks off and while seven out of the 21 directors nominated this year are female, there's anger over the opening movie starring Johnny Depp who's staging a comeback after winning a defamation trial against his former wife, Amber Heard, who accused him of abuse.