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A placard states “No to the corona dictatorship” at an anti-lockdown protest of the so-called Querdenker movement (Lateral Thinkers) in Berlin. Photograph:  Paul Zinken/AFP

With weary eyes and a stubbly face, Nikolai Nerling’s video post has a weary air of disaster pragmatism. Standing before a pile of mangled fences, he(...)

MRNA vaccines prompt the human body to make a protein that is part of the virus, triggering an immune response. Photograph: iStock

BioNTech wants to build on its success in Covid-19 by developing the first vaccine for malaria based on mRNA technology and aims to start clinical tes(...)

Dr Friedrich von Bohlen: “You could ask yourself why America comes now and says let’s pause patent ownership. For the first time in biotech history, two of the three [successful] firms are not from the US.”

Two centuries ago, Friedrich Krupp, a struggling German inventor and would-be industrialist, was not yet 40 when he died in debt, leaving behind a wif(...)

Luxembourg’s Mathias Janisch celebrates scoring the winning goal against Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier in 2013. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Winston Churchill claimed “Success consists of going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm”. If true, then Luxembourg deserve to ar(...)

The first stage of BioNTech’s vaccine process, producing the active ingredient known as mRNA, has begun at a new plant in Marburg. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) expects Johnson & Johnson to file for approval of its Covid-19 vaccine in the EU within the next few days. App(...)

Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

The Covid-19 vaccine being distributed in Ireland and across the EU is likely to be effective against the new mutation detected in the UK - or can be (...)

BioNTech plans to produce 50 million doses of the new vaccine before the end of the year and up to 1.3 billion in 2021. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

German immunotherapy company BioNTech is based in Mainz with the postal address “An der Goldgrube”, which translates variously as “On the Goldmine”, “(...)

Bayern are within reach of an eighth successive Bundesliga title. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick Player to watch: Serge Gnabry Titles: 29 Homegrown forward Thomas Müller once explained the club’s “Mia san(...)

Students often favour online sources over university-provided learning materials, and need skills to distinguish reliable information from incorrect and/or manipulative information.

The level of internet literacy among young people has been the subject of several studies. They tend to look at various aspects of internet use includ(...)

A visualisation of gravitational waves pictured during a press conference by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany, in 2016. Photograph: Julian Stratensculte/EPA.

The Government is increasingly under fire for how the nation lags its European counterparts in funding basic, “blue skies”research, the kind in which (...)

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