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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

Leftover food: Reheat and live to tell the tale

We waste food all the time, not just during festivities. But it's easy to plan your meals and reuse cooked food safely.

Christmas roast: What happens the day after? (monica/Shotshop/IMAGO )
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 12:27 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

How is climate change affecting Europe's ski season?

A lack of snow is posing a growing risk for winter sports tourism. Ski resorts are trying to adapt.

Skiers took advantage of snow in the Alps in Bavaria in early December. (DW/Carsten Hoefer/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:06 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

The Christmas songs that get stuck in your head

The artists behind hits "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "Last Christmas" are laughing all the way to the bank.

Much to sing about: Mariah Carey's hit has passed 1.6 billion streams on Spotify to date (Apple TV/AP Photo/picture alliance )
Published on Dec 24, 2023 01:39 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Christmas earworms: The gift that keeps on giving

Mariah Carey, Wham! and Paul McCartney are among artists who've been laughing — or rather singing — all the way to the bank with their Yuletide hits.

Much to sing about: Mariah Carey's hit has passed 1.6 billion streams on Spotify to date. (DW/Apple TV/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 23, 2023 11:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

COVID-19 rates are rising again — What you need to know

People are getting infected with COVID subvariant JN.1, but you can protect yourself and others over the holiday season.

With people traveling over the holidays, the JN.1 variant of Covid-19 is predicted to spread internationally (JENNIFER LORENZINI/REUTERS )
Published on Dec 22, 2023 01:11 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

A radical humanist: Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm

Omri Boehm insists that universal humanistic principles can help solve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Omri Boehm is being honored for his idea of 'radical universalism,' a principle he believes can help resolve the Middle East conflict. (Christian Charisius/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Dec 22, 2023 01:04 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

5 reasons to be hopeful about the climate

From cheap renewables to electric cars and success in courtroom, experts highlight the trends providing grounds for optimism in the face of the climate crisis.

The Fridays for Future demonstrations and other climate movements have helped raise the issue of climate change in the public consciousness, even if not everyone agrees. (Gero Rueter/DW)
Updated on Dec 20, 2023 10:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

WHO warns mpox could spread around the world again

Seven months after sexually transmitted mpox was downgraded from a global threat, a new outbreak could spread.

Sores and blisters, including around the mouth, are the most common mpox symptoms(Martin Mejia/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 19, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

COVID-19 makes a wintertime comeback

In Germany wastewater tests indicate that COVID-19 has reached the highest levels in over a year.

Respiratory infections have risen dramatically in Germany.(lev dolgachov/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 05:06 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Notre Dame gets new golden rooster in pivotal moment

The fitting of the golden rooster — this one with wings of fire like a phoenix — on the spire of Notre Dame marks a pivotal moment in its restoration.

Notre Dame gets new golden rooster in pivotal moment. (Michel Euler/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 02:14 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Why people love (and hate) 'Last Christmas'

It's hard to imagine the holiday season without the Wham! pop classic. But at the core of "Last Christmas" lies melancholy and a broken heart.

Wham! (George Michael, left, and Andrew Ridgeley, right) were one of the biggest acts of he 1980s (United Archives/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 17, 2023 05:20 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Pregnancy sickness: Major discovery offers hope for cure

A new research reveals that the GDF15 hormone is responsible for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The discovery could lead to better treatment.

Severe pregnancy sickness is often dismissed as morning sickness. New research gives hope for a better understanding and treatment of its debilitating symptoms. (DW/IMAGO/Pond5 Images)
Published on Dec 16, 2023 11:55 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

The more fertile you are, the sooner you may die — study

The genes that boost fertility mean you're more likely to die younger, according to a new study.

A new study suggests genetic variants involved in reproduction also contribute to premature aging in humans. (DW/Fotolia/Prodakszyn)
Published on Dec 16, 2023 11:42 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

When sporting passion turns to addiction

Sport is important for our health, but it can develop into an addiction. An extreme triathlete and sports scientist explains the phenomenon of sports addiction.

An extreme triathlete who is also a sports scientist explains the phenomenon of sports addiction. (DW/Florian Gaertner/photothek/picture alliance)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 01:08 PM IST
By, Delhi

Unpacking the nuances of the traditional Japanese bow

While samurai no longer rule Japan, the bow has endured as mark of respect. It's a greeting and an apology, a sign of respect and an indication of worshipping.

Tomihiro Tanaka, president of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, bow at the beginning of a press conference in Tokyo on November 7. (JIJI Press / AFP)
Published on Dec 12, 2023 12:53 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

US approves CRISPR gene-editing to treat sickle cell disease

The treatment for sickle cell disease uses the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR to permanently change DNA in the patient's blood cells.

A genetic mutation causes cells to become sickle or crescent-shaped, which can block blood flow. (DW/NCATS/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 10, 2023 12:35 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

How fasting fish could help scientists make us live longer

Researchers tested how killfish respond to fasting at different ages. What they found could be transferable to humans.

Fasting is more beneficial for younger killifish, researchers found.(HPIC/dpa/picture-alliance)
Published on Dec 09, 2023 06:50 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Are phones making youngsters depressed?

What effect does growing up in the age of smartphones have on kids' mental health? It's not so easy to measure.

Researchers are looking to understand whether there is a link between screen time and negative mental health outcomes.(Frank Sorge/IMAGO)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 08:00 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Why are fewer Chinese tourists visiting Thailand?

Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had been expected.

There are fewer Chinese tourists in Bangkok's Chinatown this year(Tommy Walker/DW)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 12:35 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

A vegan diet may be better for your heart, but not taste buds

A new study showed people who ate a vegan diet lost weight compared with those eating an omnivorous diet.

A new study says veganism is good for heart health(Katerina Solovyeva/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 11:59 AM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Poland: How Jewish identity is revived in Krakow

In Krakow, the closest city to Auschwitz, the Jewish Community Center is a contact point for Holocaust survivors.

'Building a Jewish future:' Jewish traditions are cultivated at the Jewish Community Center in Krakow. (Sabine Oelze/DW )
Published on Dec 05, 2023 11:58 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Social media addiction: How can we avoid it?

Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Children are spending more and more time in front of screens, a recent study found. (DW/Channel Partners/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 01:07 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi
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