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Rain, squalls and snowfall expected in Saxony

Thick clouds, squalls and showers dominate the weather situation in Saxony. There may be isolated thunderstorms, according to the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday. Snow is also expected, with 1 to 5 centimetres of fresh snow falling above 600 meters by the evening, according to the forecast. T ..

A sign reading "15.09. Climate strike" is held aloft. / Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa

Fridays for Future activists gear up for climate strike

Droughts, floods and forest fires: In view of the fatal consequences of global warming, the climate protection movement Fridays for Future (FFF) is also gearing up for the next global climate strike in Dresden. On September 15, the activists want to draw attention to the dramatic nature of the clima ..

Participants of a left-wing demonstration gather at the Karl Marx Monument / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Hundreds of people at demo against racism in Chemnitz

Five years after the racist riots in Chemnitz, several hundred people demonstrated against right-wing violence. Under the motto "No Forgetting, No Forgiving, No Ending", the Chemnitz Nazi Free Alliance had called for a rally on Saturday followed by a procession. The police had prepared for an operat ..

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The Blue Supermoon on August 31 - A Spectacle of the Sky

The blue supermoon is more than just a breathtaking natural phenomenon. It is an encounter between science and mythology, between astronomy and romance. In this article, we explore the rare coincidence of a full moon at perigee and a blue moon, its scientific significance, and its place in mythology. Discover why this rare celestial body impresses our collective consciousness.

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Saxon SMEs are by far the most important employers

The Saxon Ministry of Economic Affairs has published the brochure "Saxony as a Location in Comparison with Other Regions 2022", which presents the state's development status in a German and European context. The report shows that Saxony is a leader in several areas, such as job density, SMEs, crafts ..

Dr. med. Ulrich Sommer (left) und Klinikdirektor Prof. Dr. Baretton (right)

Dresden startup uses AI to detect breast cancer

Dresden - The work of pathologists will be supported by artificial intelligence (AI) in the medium term. In many areas of cancer diagnostics, internationally active companies are now committed to developing AI-based analyses for the examination of cancer tissue. A Dresden-based startup is now also i ..

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Saxony supports start-ups with 30 million euros for accelerators

Start-up assistance for start-ups: Saxony wants to strengthen the start-up landscape in the Free State with a funding program for so-called accelerators. Accelerators are institutions that take in start-ups for three to twelve months in so-called start-up classes, offering them office space, technic ..

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These five Saxon schools participate in media pilot project

The Saxon Ministry of Culture has selected five schools for the media project "School and Digital Democracy". As the association Aktion Zivilcourage announced on Wednesday, the high school Flöha-Plaue, the Semper high school Dresden, the Geschwister-Scholl high school Nossen, the Schiller high schoo ..

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Number of adoptions in Saxony continues to rise

A total of 243 children and young people were adopted in Saxony in 2022. That was 13 more than in 2021, as the State Statistical Office announced in Kamenz on Monday. The majority of them (62 percent) were adopted by the stepparents, so there was no change in the living situation of the children and ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Kretschmer vehemently against Taurus cruise missiles for Ukraine

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer vehemently opposes the delivery of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. "Do we really want to accept that German missiles could strike Russia? I am clearly against the delivery of cruise missiles," the CDU politician wrote on the social network X (formerly Tw ..