Interview: What cuts down most on lifetime?

Those who do not smoke, drink and who eat a healthy diet live longer. In a major study, researchers at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have demonstrated how many years of lifetime unhealthy behaviour can cost. We spoke with the head of the study.

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Portrait: Big data and the mountains

Annette Peters wants to understand what makes people sick and how we can protect ourselves from widespread diseases. To this end, the epidemiologist evaluates vast amounts of personal data. She repeatedly seeks refuge in the mountains to keep an overview.

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Interview: “We want to make everybody rich!”

Cars drive through the city. There’s no driver at the wheel. Is it science fiction? No.  A conversation about intelligent cars, public demand for convenience and the wealth of time.

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Interview: "The topic is gathering speed"

A feature long since established in the field of art and culture now slowly begins to penetrate also in the field of science: researchers can present their projects on the sciencestarter.de internet platform.

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JUnQ: Mirror, mirror on the wall ...

When you are looking for a partner, you want to be pleasing – and you think you know what makes you attractive to others. Really? British neurologists looked into this issue. A report from the Journal of Unsolved Questions (JUnQ).

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HELMHOLTZ extreme: The world’s deepest borehole

East of Nuremberg researchers have drilled a hole in the earth that is more than nine kilometers long. Today the shaft is mainly used as a test laboratory for measuring instruments.

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