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OUR UNDERESTIMATED TREASURES
What riches are hidden under German soil? Why are they used so little? And how can that be changed? Also a background report on the pitfalls of recycling. And a report on the efforts of scientists to make recultivation possible in Lusatia

WITH THE DRONE IN THE INFERNO
Researchers are working on the future of firefighting. Flying scouts, extinguishing robots and special equipment will in future complement the hose and ladder. How this works is revealed by a look at the development labs

THE CROSS IN THE STEPPE
In Kazakhstan, there are dozens of giant signs from mounds that puzzle archaeologists. Did steppe nomads 3000 years ago look for a way to heaven here?

SILVER STRIPES ON HORIZON
Are the researchers biting their teeth on Alzheimer's? Failures in the therapies raise doubts. But biochemist Christian Haass explains why optimism is appropriate

RUSTY TRACK TO THE FIRST LIFE
New finds of microfossils in Canada are at least 3.77 billion years old. Life on earth would not have been so long after the birth of our planet

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