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DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess impostor theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess imposter theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


Climate plans could make Germany's 'no limits' Autobahns history

The days of unlimited speeding on Germany's famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the future of transport. Charged with coming up with recommendations on reducing the environmental harm caused by transport, the committee also proposed fuel tax hikes and electric vehicle quotas to help Germany finally meet European Union emissions targets. The proposals, outlined in a draft paper seen by R...
Tags: Science, Germany, European Union, Reuters


Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change.
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Switzerland


Ten-year old Chilean teaches star gazing to classmates

Ten-year old Ricardo Barriga's backyard in Pirque, Chile is strewn with a blow-up unicorn, pool toys, a soccer ball and a $3,000 telescope that his parents mail-ordered from Germany. Barriga counts himself lucky to have been born in Chile, a South American nation known as star-gazer's paradise, with clear skies, a desert-dry climate and little light pollution. Chile is home to 70 percent of global astronomy investment, thanks to the cloudless skies above its northern Atacama desert, the driest...
Tags: Science, Germany, Chile, Atacama, Barriga, Ricardo Barriga, Pirque Chile


Students in Germany, Switzerland protest climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations taking place in dozens of cities Friday were inspired by a Swedish student’s weekly “school strike.” In Berlin, protesters focused on an upcoming political decision on when to end the use of […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Switzerland, Germany Switzerland


Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

WASHINGTON (AP) — How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a 290-million-year-old fossil dug up in central Germany’s Bromacker quarry […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Humboldt University, John Nyakatura, Bromacker


France takes Roundup weed-killer off market after court ruling

French authorities on Tuesday banned the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide. Roundup, owned by Germany's Bayer after its purchase of US agro-giant Monsanto last year, contains glyphosate which environmentalists and other critics have long believed causes cancer. The French food and environmental safety agency ANSES said in a statement that sales of Round...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, US, Monsanto, Bayer, ANSES


French court cancels Monsanto weedkiller permit on safety grounds

A French court canceled the license for one of Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkillers on Tuesday over safety concerns, in the latest blow to the Bayer-owned business. Germany's Bayer, which bought Monsanto for $63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its Roundup and Ranger Pro products caused their cancer. A court in Lyon in southeast France ruled that the approval granted by French environment agency ANSES in 2017 for Roundup Pro 360 had failed to take into a...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, Monsanto, Lyon, Bayer, ANSES


Smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter brain structure

Smoking cannabis just once as a teenager is enough to alter brain structure, a new study suggests. Scientists found that taking the drug just once or twice by the age of 14 led to greater grey matter in brain areas linked to emotion and memory. Although more brain cells might seem beneficial, in fact the developing teenage brain at this stage should be pruning cells as it prepares for adulthood, removing unwanted neural connections and allowing important links to be strengthened. In the study gr...
Tags: Science, London, Germany, Imperial College London, University Of Vermont, England France, David Nutt, Robin Murray, Hugh Garavan, Psychiatric Research King s College


Germany's CDU chief: There are "crusades" against diesel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The chairwoman of Germany's governing conservatives, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer increasingly has the impression that there was a "crusade" going on against diesel by environmental lobby groups, she told broadcaster n-tv on Monday. Referring to the environmental organization DUH, which has brought cases against many German cities to impose driving bans for diesel fueled vehicles, she said: "DUH is doing good work, but there is more and more the impression that crusades are ...
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, Cdu, Reuters, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer


U.S. warns German companies of possible sanctions over Russian pipeline

The United States has warned German companies involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick with the project. U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Moscow because of its reliance on Russian energy and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion gas pipeline. The pipeline, which would carry gas straight to Germany under the Baltic Sea, has also been criticized in some quarters because it would deprive Ukraine o...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Donald Trump, Baltic Sea, Kiev, Nord Stream


U.S. warns German firms of possible sanctions over Russia pipeline

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Moscow due to its reliance on Russian energy and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion gas pipeline. The pipeline, which would carry gas straight to Germany under the Baltic Sea, is driving a wedg...
Tags: Science, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Donald Trump, Baltic Sea, Nord Stream


A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the ti...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


World War I-Era German Submarine Resurfaces From the Sand Near French Coast

The remains of SM UC-61, a World War I German minelaying submarine (also known as a U-boat) is resurfacing on the coast of Wissant near Calais over a century after it was abandoned and scuttled by its 26-sailor crew before they surrendered to the French, the BBC reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, France, Germany, History, War, Bbc, World War I, Archaeology, Calais, Submarines, Marine Archaeology, Wrecks, U Boats, Ship Wrecks, Wissant


A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the t...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Black Sea, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


Amazon Dash Buttons Ruled Illegal in Germany

Amazon’s connected tokens of capitalism have been outlawed in Germany.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Germany, Amazon Dash, Dash


U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2 wrong solution: Germany's Maas

U.S. sanctions against the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline would be the wrong way to solve a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion, Russian-led gas pipeline that is to be built in the Baltic Sea. "Questions of European energy policy must be decided in Europe, not in the U.S.," Maas said.
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Russia, Donald Trump, Baltic Sea, Heiko Maas, Maas


U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2 would be wrong way to solve dispute: Germany's Maas

U.S. sanctions against the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline would be the wrong way to solve a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion, Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that is to be built in the Baltic Sea. "Questions of European energy policy must be decided in Europe, not in the U.S.," Maas s...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Russia, Donald Trump, Baltic Sea, Heiko Maas, Maas, Nord Stream


Blue flecks in 900-year-old teeth reveal medieval nun was expert manuscript painter

She was the original blue nun. Scientists studying the skull of a nun who lived nearly 1,000 years ago in a monastery in Germany have made an unusual discovery – fragments of a blue pigment lodged in her teeth. The pigment turned out to be ultramarine, an expensive and very rare painting material made from lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone. They believe it ended up there because the middle-aged nun was an illustrator of lavish medieval religious manuscripts and that she would have licked the e...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Germany, Afghanistan, Frankfurt, Egypt, Harvard University, Tutankhamun, Ohio State University, University of York, Anita Radini, Titian, Perugino, Christina Warinner, Michael McCormick


The Magical Gaze of 'Mona Lisa' Is a Myth

It's common knowledge that the woman in Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting seems to look back at observers, following them with her eyes no matter where they stand in the room. But this common knowledge, it turns out, is wrong. The eyes of the woman in the "Mona Lisa" don't follow viewers. A new study finds that the woman in the famed painting is actually looking out at an angle that's 15.4 degrees off to the observer's right -- well outside of the range that people n...
Tags: Science, Germany, Paris, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, Bielefeld University, Horstmann, Gernot Horstmann, Sebastian Loth


Blue Pigment in 1,000-Year-Old Teeth Links Women to the Production of Medieval Manuscripts

Traces of a rare and expensive blue pigment, called ultramarine, have been detected in the teeth of a woman who died in Germany nearly 1,000 years ago. The discovery suggests women played a more prominent role in the production of manuscripts during the medieval period, and that ultramarine was more available in Europe than previously assumed.
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany


Medieval woman’s art career revealed by blue stains on teeth

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,000 years ago, a woman in Germany died and was buried in an unmarked grave in a church cemetery. No record of her life survived, and no historian had reason to wonder who she was. But when modern scientists examined her dug-up remains, they discovered something peculiar — brilliant blue flecks […]
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Medieval woman's hidden art career revealed by blue teeth

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,000 years ago, a woman in Germany died and was buried in an unmarked grave in a church cemetery. No record of her life survived, and no historian had reason to wonder who she was. But when modern scientists examined her dug-up remains, they discovered something peculiar — brilliant blue flecks in the tartar on her teeth.
Tags: Science, Washington, Germany, Ap


Student Confesses to Dumping the Data of Hundreds of German Politicians 

Last week, public figures in Germany experienced the “biggest data dump” in the country’s history. Following a remarkably swift investigation, authorities say they have obtained a confession from the person responsible. Quieting fears that the doxxing attack against hundreds of politicians was state-sponsored, it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Cybersecurity, Hacker


Monsanto patent victory seen spurring biotech investment in India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a victory for the U.S. company that is expected to encourage biotechnology firms to step up investment in the country. The decision on appeal overturns an earlier ruling by the Delhi High Court that Monsanto - the world's biggest seed maker, which has been bought by Germany's Bayer AG - could not claim patents on GM cotton seeds.
Tags: Science, Germany, India, Gm, Monsanto, New Delhi, Delhi High Court, Bayer AG, MUMBAI Reuters India s Supreme Court


A Rift Between Germany and Brazil Stalls Work on Carbon Market

New carbon markets could allow developing countries to sell emissions credits generated from programs that cut greenhouse gases. Germany along with the European Union and industrial countries say that developing nations may “create too many loopholes” with Brazil’s proposal for the market’s rules.
Tags: Science, Germany, European Union, Brazil


Producers of Nazi Romance Movie Appear to Be Using DMCA Takedowns to Silence Critics

Where Hands Touch, director Amma Asante’s new film about a love story between a biracial black teen (Amandla Stenberg) and a member of the Hitler youth (George MacKay) in Nazi Germany, promptly received backlash online after it was made available on streaming services this month. And as some are pointing out, it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Hitler, George Mackay, Stenberg, Amma Asante, Where Hands Touch, Dmca Takedown


A Rift Between Germany and Brazil Stalls Work on Carbon Market

New carbon markets could allow developing countries to sell emissions credits generated from programs that cut greenhouse gases. Germany along with the European Union and industrial countries say that developing nations may “create too many loopholes” with Brazil’s proposal for the market’s rules.
Tags: Science, Germany, European Union, Brazil


German Politicians Hit With Unprecedented Leak of Private Information

On Thursday, authorities in Germany were made aware of an enormous leak of personal information belonging to artists, media figures, and politicians—including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The hack is being called the “biggest data dump” in German history and appears to contain a treasure trove of information that could…Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Cybersecurity



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