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Weekly roundup: Kids, dogs and political instability


The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine works great on 5-to-11-year-olds — so why isn't Germany in a rush to vaccinate them? Also, if you've felt a bit agitated during the pandemic, come on in.


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Screen time & kids — it may not matter


Children in the US spend four hours per day staring at tablets, phones, TVs or video games. And as shocking as it may sound, new research suggests they're developing just fine.


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Why did all those African penguins die?


It was a great mystery for conservationists in South Africa. At first, nobody had any clue what happened to a waddle of 65 African penguins found dead in Cape Town. And then they found the bee stings.


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Safe swimming, infidelity, and a correction


We love getting emails from you — and this episode's full of them. Got something to say? We're SU@dw.com


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Why Germany will wait on vaccinating young kids


The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine appears to be safe and extremely effective in 5-to-11-year-olds — even at low doses. But when can parents actually vaccinate them? Also, a look at an ongoing experiment involving dogs, an aging rock band and a whole lot of sweat.


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COVID-19's connection to political violence


Do you know anyone who's become a bit more... politically agitated since the start of the pandemic? According to new research, it could be connected to pandemic psychology.


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Weekly roundup — Monkeys play video games & delaying that 3rd jab


What can we learn from a bunch of rhesus macaques playing video games and 'choking' under the pressure? Also, it may be better for all of us if you don't get a 3rd jab any time soon, and a deep dive into the experiment that potty-trained cows.


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COVID & cows


COVID-19 booster shots work really well, but public health officials from around the world are saying most people shouldn't get one. Also, why did scientists in Germany teach cows to urinate in one spot only?


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Have you ever 'choked' under pressure?


Just a tiny bit of psychological stress — and something you've been good at for as long as you can remember... becomes nearly impossible. Why?


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Weekly roundup — Social mindfulness


Are you the kind of person who takes the last piece of cake? Or would you leave it there for someone else instead? Also, we take a look at your responses to the idea of a vaccine mandate.


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