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Weekly roundup: Kids, dogs and political instability

The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine works great on 5-to-11-year-olds — so why isn't Germany in a rush to vaccinate them? Also, if you've felt a bit agitated during the pandemic, come on in. Read full article »

Screen time & kids — it may not matter

Children in the US spend four hours per day staring at tablets, phones, TVs or video games. And as shocking as it may sound, new research suggests they're developing just fine. Read full article »

Study finds sexual assault can lead to dementia

Women who have experienced sexual violence are more likely to develop disruptions to blood flow in the brain, which may contribute to disorders such as dementia and strokes. More than one in three women in North America experience sexual violence at least once over the course of their lives. That's ... Read full article »

Genetic lottery: Excuse to do nothing or do everything?

We inherit genes from our parents like it's a lottery — a game of luck. And we're still learning about genetics, and how to use the science for society. People are often uncomfortable or anxious about genetics. "They think genetics means our outcomes are determined and that it doesn't matter ... Read full article »

Safe swimming, infidelity, and a correction

We love getting emails from you — and this episode's full of them. Got something to say? We're SU@dw.com Read full article »

Let's talk about sex — in space

It's naturally part of every human space exploration but remains taboo. Here's what we do and don't know about cosmic sex. German astronaut Matthias Maurer breezes through interviews, rarely missing a beat when he answers journalists' questions around his upcoming six-month trip to the International ... Read full article »

Coronavirus: BioNTech says vaccine safe for kids 5 to 11

The announcement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and other parts of the world. Pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Pfizer said Monday that their jointly produced coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective for chilldren from the ages of 5 to 11. What did the companies ... Read full article »

BioNTech founders win top German medicine award

Millions of people around the world have received the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19. Now the team behind BioNTech is receiving Germany's biggest award for medicine. Three scientists from BioNTech, the German biotechnology company behind one of the main COVID vaccines, will receive Germany's ... Read full article »

Why Germany will wait on vaccinating young kids

The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine appears to be safe and extremely effective in 5-to-11-year-olds — even at low doses. But when can parents actually vaccinate them? Also, a look at an ongoing experiment involving dogs, an aging rock band and a whole lot of sweat. Read full article »

Retired NASA engineers help fix Hubble space telescope

Hubble has orbited Earth for three decades. When one of its computers failed, NASA had to call in former engineers still familiar with its technology. The Hubble space telescope has been orbiting Earth at a distance of 550 kilometers for the past 31 years, capturing stunning imagery of faraway stars ... Read full article »

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