A dried-out portion of the Elbe riverbed that under normal conditions would be submerged under water, during hot weather in Magdeburg, Germany. Shrinking rivers are exposing munitions left over from the second World War. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

When German astronaut Alexander Gerst looks down on his homeland, and central Europe, he doesn’t like what he sees. “A shocking sight,” he tweeted fr(...)

German music band Kraftwerk  are joined by German astronaut Alexander Gerst (screen) via video chat. Photograph: Reiner Pfisterer/EPA

Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Vide(...)

We’re all agog with space news these past few weeks and rightly so. Humankind has inched farther into the great beyond by sending little Philae 510 mi(...)