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Climate protection in Brazil: Can Lula save the rainforest?

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has taken a delegation to the Amazon rainforest to help support the new Brazilian government’s environmental agenda. Katharina Kroll traveled with them. The endless green expanses of the Amazon rainforest provided a lush backdrop for the German president as he ... Read full article »

Weekly roundup — A few things to make your life better

Two ways to boost your mood (daily), a skill that’ll up your dating game, and a cannabis investment you shouldn't make. Read full article »

Playing music makes you more attractive (if you're a man)

A man's face literally becomes more attractive to a woman if she knows he can play an instrument. But the other way around... the effect is different. Why? Read full article »

This has a LOT of wow factor

It’s a seemingly silly phrase — “wow factor.” But it conveys a real human emotion, and a new study shows you can get two doses every day. Read full article »

Brazil: How gold mining is connected to hundreds of deaths

Malnutrition and other illnesses among Brazil's Yanomami people have been linked to illegal gold mining on their territory. Here's what we know about why. In mid-January, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva accused the country's former president, Jair Bolsonaro, of facilitating genocide ... Read full article »

Close call: Is this asteroid a threat to Earth's satellites?

Asteroid 2023 BU is the closest near-Earth object we have ever encountered. At mere thousands of kilometers above Earth, small space rocks like this one have the potential to threaten vital communications satellites. Asteroid watchers got their calculations right — we can all relax. The American ... Read full article »

Is violence driving doctors in Middle East to emigrate?

Most doctors working in the region say they have experienced violence in the workplace. Since the pandemic began in 2020, reports of aggression have increased — and so have the numbers of physicians leaving their homes. In central Egypt last summer, a man attacked a doctor and hospital workers with a ... Read full article »

Just how dangerous is mercury, anyway?

Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in air, water and soil. But it's also a dangerous toxic nerve poison. People tend to associate mercury with its silvery liquid form — as found in old thermometers. But it was also used in electrical switches or relays that were built into machines ... Read full article »

AI is coming to your workplace. Is Europe ready?

While artificial intelligence tools have been deployed in the gig economy for a while now, they are making rapid inroads into other sectors. What does it mean for your job? Renan Rodrigues had been working as a food delivery driver at Swiss company Smood for about a year and a half when "the robot" ... Read full article »

ChatGPT is changing education, AI experts say — but how?

Experts say artificial intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT are changing the way students are taught and study. These "language model" AIs can write flawless-looking academic essays. Is it a threat or opportunity, or both? When Doris Wessels logged into ChatGPT for the first time, it was a "magical ... Read full article »

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