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News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
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2019-09-18 03:44
last episode published
2019-09-17 09:23
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17.09.2019

Spectrum: This is a conspiracy

Area 51, 9/11, the moon landing. Conspiracy theorists will happily tell you that only they know what truly happened. Is there a “vaccine” for this false information that spreads like a virus?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.09.2019

Spectrum: Alexander von Humboldt is still alive

He was the most famous scientist in the world when he was alive. And then he was forgotten. Join us on the 250th birthday of scientist Alexander von Humboldt as we try (in vain) to summarize his achievements.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
3.09.2019

Spectrum: Change yourself

A new romantic partner changes everything, doesn’t it? Not according to a study on Germans. Also, a streaming platform under fire, and what the sound of dogs, cats, and heroic music does to you.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
27.08.2019

Spectrum: Intercourse and the art of communication

People who are good with emojis have more sex, but hold your emoji horses before trying to do the same. Also, winning coaches use negative language – and talking violence at the world's biggest video game event.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
26.07.2019

Spectrum: Hands and feet

You know what's better than five fingers? Six. We look at this strange new research and talk to a "polydactyl" himself. Also, go barefoot, but then put some shoes on to meet a young German woman with "foot phobia."
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.07.2019

Spectrum: Science on the move

On the ground, up in the air, and in the belly of a barge — science is everywhere. Zip around with us to as we dip into batteries, inhale some helium and look inside a robot's brain.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.07.2019

Spectrum: Do you want to live on the moon?

Look up at the moon when you get a chance. Because this will be the last decade where you can say, "There's no one up there right now." Join as we take a look at a barrage of lunar activity that'll happen in the next few years.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
9.07.2019

Spectrum: Send in the bots!

Right now, hundreds of power plants around the world are splitting atoms. But when a reactor malfunctions, what happens next? Join us at an Austrian "meltdown" as teams from Europe send in the bots.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
2.07.2019

Spectrum: Self-driving carnage

Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
11.06.2019

Spectrum: Goodnight, stars

A viral video from the Netherlands shows how satellite constellations may end up ruining the night sky. Also, a young German meteorologist's unusual plans for a sailboat voyage around the world.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
5.06.2019

Spectrum: Just imagine it

A new study shows you can "imagine" your way toward liking a place more than you do right now, how to improve your mental health through targeted exercise, and the very big animals that ate apples before we did.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
28.05.2019

Spectrum: But I've only had 5 beers!

It's "Action Week Alcohol" in Germany, so join us in-studio as we take "Das Quiz." Also, we hear from the author of a study that shows women perform cognitively better as the temperature in a room rises. For men, it's the opposite.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
14.05.2019

Spectrum: Does AI know my child better than I?

An alarming amount of children suffer from depression and anxiety. One principle reason is that kids often can’t communicate what’s going on inside - and parents and teachers just don’t pick up on it. Maybe artificial intelligence can. We hear from two...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
30.04.2019

Spectrum: Only you can prevent cancer

You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record number of victims. That is unavoidable. The good news: Two in every five cases are preventable.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.04.2019

Spectrum: Your breath smells like emotional tension

Follow us into a darkened German cinema to talk about how the stuff we breathe out when we're watching a movie has implications on the future of film ratings — and on a young field of medicine.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.04.2019

Spectrum: Why do we work out?

On this week’s show, we look into the evolutionary origins of working out. And all the while, we speak to beefcake body builders, sports nutritionists and spinners at the world’s biggest fitness trade fair about why they work it so hard.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
9.04.2019

Spectrum: Buzzing and flapping

On this week’s show, it’s all about bugs and birds. Is it end times for entomology, the study of insects? Can high-frequency, loud electronic music be used as mosquito spray? And, are European crows racist?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
26.03.2019

Spectrum: Sometimes it gets dark before it gets light

Want to feel joy? Listen to death metal, says a surprising new study. Also on the show, an unexpected benefit for cancer survivors, and we speak to a DW colleague who found a dead bird and took it with him (for the right reasons).
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
19.03.2019

Spectrum: What would you ask a Neanderthal?

We can bring Neanderthals back, a la Jurassic Park, with technologies we have today. So... should we? Would it explain why they died just 40,000 years ago? Join us in a German valley, at site of "Neanderthal 1," to track the rise — and perplexing fall ...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
12.03.2019

Spectrum: My computer and me

Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us through the terrifying arc of personal computing.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
5.03.2019

Spectrum: Drawing the line

What we smell influences our intestines, how a "smart school" in China spies on its pupils, and facial recognition software… for pigs.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
26.02.2019

Spectrum: You sound emotional

We human beings make a lot of strange sounds with our mouths, and if you listen carefully, a lot of them are just PACKED with emotional meaning. Join us in-studio as we recreate a very interesting study.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.02.2019

Spectrum: New Peers Review on satellites, Mars and our solar system

Peer reviewed? We demand more. In this wild new pilot episode from Glasgow, Scotland, DW's Zulfikar Abbany forces experts to defend themselves LIVE in front of an audience and their peers - on behalf of truth, honor, and a fickle point system.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
12.02.2019

Spectrum: Only you can prevent cancer

You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record number of victims. That is unavoidable. The good news: Two in every five cases are preventable.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
5.02.2019

Spectrum: Where has all the sugar gone?

At the biggest sweets trade fair in the world, you'd be surprised how many people are fighting against sugar. If you can't find sugar lovers in the modern-day manifestation of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, where are they?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
29.01.2019

Spectrum: Frozen

In the heart of winter (at least in the northern hemisphere), we take a look this week at what the cold does to our bodies. And we don't mean just any kind of cold. Can it possibly be good for us to be exposed to -196 degrees Celsius?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
22.01.2019

Spectrum: Kaboom

Like destroying things? We all do. So much so that scientists in even Europe are planning a 100-kilometer mega-project to destroy the smallest things possible. Plus, a gigantic natural disaster is boiling in Germany's belly.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
15.01.2019

Spectrum: It hurts to let your football team down

How can professional athletes who cause their team to lose by their blunders be helped? Also, can snail slime make us prettier? And we talk about asbestos, a very dangerously fine dust.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
8.01.2019

Spectrum: The dark side of the meat

Meat's delicious — but bad for our planet. The solution? Grow it in a lab. We also enter a German hospital to show you how invasive Germany's national health study is, and if you like the moon, you'll love 2019.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
28.12.2018

Spectrum: New Year’s Resolutions

The most common aspirations for the New Year are to eat healthier, have more time for your family and get more physical exercise. Why is so difficult to achieve this?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.12.2018

Spectrum: Take a bite

Toxic banana production in Ecuador, growing your own vegetables at the supermarket, and the story of a piranha named "Bert" biting a man's finger (and why the man deserved it.) All that, plus a lot of health and food research, on this week's show.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
18.12.2018

Spectrum: The true physics message of Christmas

What would you do if you got a text message from an elf — an elf who says Santa doesn't use ANY magic. And this elf invites you to meet him to show you proof of how it all goes down on the 24th. What would you do?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
11.12.2018

Spectrum: Homo instagrammus

Who on earth would pay 29 euros to take photos in front of blindingly pink backdrops? Instagrammers would. Join us at Germany's pricy new IG pop-up destination to meet this radical new class of human.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
4.12.2018

Spectrum: A hyperloop dream for Europe

Amsterdam to Barcelona in about an hour. Wouldn't it be great if Europe had its very own hyperloop system? Come with us to check out the radical plan being drawn up at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
28.11.2018

Spectrum: Remember December?

It may just be the "Most wonderful time of the year," but Christmas shopping can act like cocaine on your body and we've got three very good antidotes. Also, as we enter peak house fire season, an idea that could save kids' lives.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
20.11.2018

Spectrum: Goodbye

How artificial intelligence is seeping into peculiar corners of medicine, why we should keep an early eye out for dementia, and DW science's Fabian Schmidt bids farewell to his beloved Scottish Terrier.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
13.11.2018

Spectrum: Your breath smells like emotional tension

Follow us into a darkened German cinema to talk about how the stuff we breathe out when we're watching a movie has implications on the future of film ratings — and on a young field of medicine.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
6.11.2018

Spectrum: Bi bi

Half of young British people say they're bisexually inclined, how to become a Jedi warrior right here on planet Earth, and why China's "artificial moons" might be artificial science.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
30.10.2018

Spectrum: Self-driving carnage

Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.10.2018

Spectrum: The dogged, interminable struggle with diabetes

This week on the show, DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts from around Germany - and Europe - met to discuss the psychological dimension of diabetes. Why is it so hard to live with this metabolic disease? What can be done to m...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
9.10.2018

Spectrum: Shaken

How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flood, and what you should do in the event of a tsunami.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
2.10.2018

Spectrum: Tapping into the science of Oktoberfest

Just why DO so many people go to Oktoberfest? And how does nearly 8 million liters of beer get in – and then out – of the city in just two weeks? Come with us to Munich, Germany, but watch out for 'super recognizers.'
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
25.09.2018

Spectrum: Nose

Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's mine-sniffing rats.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
18.09.2018

Spectrum: Lettuce celebrate food!

On the show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sandwich produce? You’ll be surprised.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
11.09.2018

Spectrum: Artilysin, contraception and Twitter Bot art

On this week’s show, it’s been 90 years since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered. We’re going to take the occasion to talk about bacterial resistance, and what may be the future of antibiotics.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
4.09.2018

Spectrum: Gardening in microgravity

We take a look at what goes in to preparing the food that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station. A group of students attempt to grow vegetables in space, and we meet a scientist in Antarctica cultivating crops which may one day feed a...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
28.08.2018

Spectrum: Looking at Earth from above

Will the UK win the space race and become the first European country with its own spaceport on European soil? Host Jessie Wingard meets an amateur radio operator connecting Earth with the International Space Station.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.08.2018

Spectrum: An apple a day keeps the doctor away

We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplants. Stem cell therapies – miracle cure or harmful to your health? We discuss mental health and climate change.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
7.08.2018

Spectrum: This is a test

We hear from the first 'test tube baby' 40 years later, find hot and bothered Germans (who also sit too much), long live the vanishing king penguin, and the sound of our sun.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
3.07.2018

Spectrum: Marijuana, sex, soccer and sleep

If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too? What is the point of monogamy if our instincts tell us to have sex with as many people as possible? When are most soccer goals scored in the course of a game, statistically?...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author