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Interview: "The most difficult? Learning Russian!"

For half a year, Alexander Gerst lives and researches on the International Space Station (ISS). An interview about parallels between Antarctica and outer space, researchers' intuition and the difficulty of learning a language.


Ukraine crisis: A good argument to speed up the energy transition

Germany is dependent on Russian gas supply. This need not remain the case, says Holger Hanselka, President of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association.


Cancer stem cells: The root of all evil

The existence of cancer stem cells has been subject to debate for a long time. Yet today it is known that they are the cause for many forms of cancer. Across the globe, scientists work intensely on finding out how to locate and eliminate them in the body. This is how cancer could be nipped in the bud.


Wendelstein 7-X: Preparation for operation has begun

After nine years of construction, the nuclear fusion experiment "Wendelstein 7-X" is being prepared for the taking up of its operation. The facility is intended to be yet another milestone on the path to a fusion power plant. We spoke with Thomas Klinger, the scientific head of the experiment


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