Britain’s PM has tested positive for coronavirus

Britain’s PM has tested positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson has been in close contact with the government’s chief scientist and all of the people in charge of trying to handle how the government’s various responses are going. The prime minister is well enough to keep working, using…

More than 500,000 cases as WHO says pandemic is ‘accelerating at an exponential rate’

More than 500,000 cases as WHO says pandemic is ‘accelerating at an exponential rate’

More than a half-million people across the globe have contracted the virus, with Italy and the US on track to overtake China. Germany’s low death rate has been put down to vigorous testing. Follow DW for the latest. More than…

The first Football World Cup

The first Football World Cup

On July 13, 1930, France defeats Mexico 4-1 and the United States defeats Belgium 3-0 in the first-ever World Cup football matches, played simultaneously in host city Montevideo, Uruguay. The World Cup has since become the world’s most watched sporting…

Gold Medal

Gold Medal

Gold, silver, and bronze medals have not always been awarded. In the original Greek games, a wreath of olive leaves taken from a tree near the temple of Zeus was placed on the victor’s head. When the first modern Olympics…

Earth as an organism

Earth as an organism

Earth can be seen as a living, breathing organism: it regulates temperature, burns energy, continually renews its skin, and experiences changes to its face as it ages with time. Researchers in the the field of astrobiology have found that Earth’s…

What if Angela Merkel can’t work?

What if Angela Merkel can’t work?

Angela Merkel is in quarantine! But that in itself is nothing to worry about. It’s not as if Germany has suddenly become a rudderless ship. Nor will it be rendered leaderless if the chancellor tests positive for COVID-19. In the best…

The red ruby slippers

The red ruby slippers

The ruby slippers are the magic pair of shoes worn by Dorothy Gale as played by Judy Garland in the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film The Wizard of Oz. Because of their iconic stature, the ruby slippers are among the most…

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic

Imagine getting through your busy day without hands or legs. Picture your life without the ability to walk, care for your basic needs, or even embrace those you love. Meet Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced VOO-yee-cheech). Without any medical explanation or warning,…

Tokyo

Tokyo

Edo, also romanized as Jedo, Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of Tokyo. It was the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868. During this period, it grew to become one of…

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics…