German public health insurance cheaper without private option, study says

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German residents would save an average of €145 ($157) per year on health insurance costs if the privately insured paid into one statutory health...

Quarantine ends for Germany's coronavirus evacuees

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More than 100 evacuees were given the all-clear to leave the military barracks in Germersheim, Germany, on Sunday. They had been quarantined there...

Sieren's China: Li Wenliang, a tragic hero

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China has a new martyr. The 34-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was one of the first to warn about the coronavirus at the end of...

Opinion: Caution justified when it comes to coronavirus

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The cancellation of this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is not some irrational overreaction to the outbreak of the new coronavirus,...

Will 5G mobile networks wreck weather forecasting?

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Weather forecasting has never been as precise as it is today. That's thanks in large part to Earth observation satellites, which record and...

Solar Orbiter blasts off in mission to the sun

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A joint US-European team successfully launched the Space Orbiter space probe on Sunday night from Florida on a mission to "address big questions" about...

Coronavirus: How well do face masks protect against viruses, droplets and dust?

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The simple mouth and nose protector — a mask made of a rather thin paper fleece, which is knotted behind the head with ribbons...

How not to protect yourself from the coronavirus

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The rapid spread of the coronavirus across the world is alarming scientists and the general public alike. The online and social media rumor...

Coronavirus: From bats to pangolins, how do viruses reach us?

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As the deadly coronavirus sweeps across the globe, killing hundreds, halting cruise ships and prompting border closures, scientists race to find out exactly...

Why coronavirus fears are disproportionate compared with other health risks

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The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV has dominated the news cycle since cases started accumulating in Wuhan, China, at the start of the year. Millions...