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In Cyprus, Former Pilot Makes Halloumi Cheese the Old Ways
Arts & Culture
In Cyprus, Former Pilot Makes Halloumi Cheese the Old Ways

06:04 March 1, 2024

On a recent cold winter night in the Cypriot capital Nicosia, long lines of people began to form in a public parking area. The crowd was gathering fo…

Report: Harmful Waste Creation Set to Increase
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Report: Harmful Waste Creation Set to Increase

04:49 March 1, 2024

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report on Wednesday that public waste creation will greatly increase by 2050. The rise will…

Arctic Vault Gets More Seeds
Science & Technology
Arctic Vault Gets More Seeds

03:12 February 29, 2024

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is on an island halfway between Europe and the North Pole. It contains frozen seeds of food crops from around the worl…

In Dubai, a Race for ‘Iron Men’ Wearing Jet Suits
Science & Technology
In Dubai, a Race for ‘Iron Men’ Wearing Jet Suits

04:24 February 29, 2024

The pilots started their jet engines on a runway in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai on Wednesday. But they were not preparing to fly an aircra…

Report: Cuba Cuts Internet, Surveils Journalists
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Report: Cuba Cuts Internet, Surveils Journalists

04:51 February 29, 2024

There was a time when activists and reporters in Cuba had to speak in code or meet in European embassies to avoid government observation. Now, the in…

US Army Announces New Structure, Reduced Positions
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US Army Announces New Structure, Reduced Positions

04:42 February 29, 2024

The U.S. Army recently announced new structuring plans for its forces. The plans involve cutting many unfilled jobs after hiring efforts failed to br…

How to Use AI Tools to Improve Quality of Internet Searches
Science & Technology
How to Use AI Tools to Improve Quality of Internet Searches

06:11 February 28, 2024

Internet search companies have already built artificial intelligence (AI) tools into their systems. And the use of AI systems to support internet sea…

UN: Famine Is Certain in Gaza without Cease-fire
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UN: Famine Is Certain in Gaza without Cease-fire

05:26 February 28, 2024

A United Nations official warned Tuesday that the Gaza Strip is at high risk of famine, an extreme lack of food, if the war there does not stop soon.…

South Korea’s Fertility Rate Falls Again as Women Worry about Jobs
AS IT IS
South Korea’s Fertility Rate Falls Again as Women Worry about Jobs

05:17 February 28, 2024

South Korea’s fertility rate, which already is the world’s lowest, dropped again in 2023. This means that the number of babies a South Korean woman i…

Schools Want More Therapy for Students, Not All Parents Agree
Education
Schools Want More Therapy for Students, Not All Parents Agree

07:03 February 27, 2024

Derry Oliver was in fifth grade when she first talked to her mother about seeing a therapist. They were moving to New York City. Derry had to live wi…

Large Study Details Years of Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s Patients
Health & Lifestyle
Large Study Details Years of Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s Patients

04:50 February 27, 2024

A long-term study in China has shown that a series of changes take place in the brains of people who get Alzheimer’s disease long before they present…

In Japan, Fewer Births, Marriages a Cause for Concern
AS IT IS
In Japan, Fewer Births, Marriages a Cause for Concern

04:43 February 27, 2024

The number of babies born in Japan last year fell to a new low for an eighth straight year, government data shows. In addition, the number of marriag…

What Would Happen Without Leap Day?
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What Would Happen Without Leap Day?

07:23 February 27, 2024

This year, 2024, is a leap year. February 29 is known as “leap day.” But what is behind this rare extra day on the calendar? Everyone knows the Earth…

What is the Brain Condition Frontotemporal Dementia?
Health & Lifestyle
What is the Brain Condition Frontotemporal Dementia?

03:31 February 26, 2024

A brain wasting disease called frontotemporal dementia has gained attention after television and film personalities said they suffered from it. In a …

US Approves Asthma Drug to Treat Food Allergies
Health & Lifestyle
US Approves Asthma Drug to Treat Food Allergies

06:34 February 26, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. The U.S. food and drug agency has approved a medication already used to treat the b…

Experts Say Productivity Increases Might Explain US Economy’s Strength
AS IT IS
Experts Say Productivity Increases Might Explain US Economy’s Strength

06:21 February 26, 2024

Worker shortages in the United States have led some companies to invest in machines to do some of the work they cannot find people to do. The compani…

South Korea Warns Striking Doctors to Return or Face Punishment
AS IT IS
South Korea Warns Striking Doctors to Return or Face Punishment

05:52 February 26, 2024

South Korea’s government has warned young doctors to return to work before February 29 or face possible punishments. About 9,000 young doctors starte…

Central and Southern US Prepares for a Cicada Invasion Last Seen in 1803
Science & Technology
Central and Southern US Prepares for a Cicada Invasion Last Seen in 1803

04:07 February 25, 2024

Do you remember all those cicada videos from the United States in 2021? Well, prepare for a repeat performance this year. The insect show begins as e…

How Do Whales 'Sing?'
Science & Technology
How Do Whales 'Sing?'

06:30 February 25, 2024

It is one of Earth’s loudest sounds in the ocean: the “singing” of whales. Now scientists think they have an idea of how baleen whales do it. They sa…

Scientists Identify Possibly Brightest Object in the Universe
Science & Technology
Scientists Identify Possibly Brightest Object in the Universe

06:32 February 25, 2024

Astronomers say they may have discovered the brightest object ever observed in the universe. The discovery involves a distant space object known as a…

How International Students Should Think about Writing, AI
Education
How International Students Should Think about Writing, AI

08:55 February 24, 2024

Students must learn academic writing and research methods when moving from high school to college. That is why universities require a first-year writ…

Keeper Wants You to Know Vatican’s Secrets
Arts & Culture
Keeper Wants You to Know Vatican’s Secrets

07:36 February 24, 2024

The Roman Catholic Church has been trying for years to inform the public that its “secret” collection of documents is not secret. The Vatican has ope…

Hot Seawater Hurts Coral Restoration Effort in Florida Keys
Science & Technology
Hot Seawater Hurts Coral Restoration Effort in Florida Keys

04:42 February 24, 2024

Government scientists are aiming to replace coral at seven places off the Florida Keys island group. But The Associated Press reports three fourths o…

Poland’s Traditional Dance Honored by UNESCO
Arts & Culture
Poland’s Traditional Dance Honored by UNESCO

05:56 February 23, 2024

The polonaise is a traditional Polish dance that was once banned in the country. Now, the United Nations is honoring the dance. UNESCO stands for the…

Cuban Biologists Solve Mysteries of Bird Migration
Science & Technology
Cuban Biologists Solve Mysteries of Bird Migration

05:28 February 23, 2024

Researchers from Cuba are working with a Canadian partner to learn more about migratory birds that travel between North America and Cuba each year. D…

Private Spacecraft Makes First US Moon Landing in More than 50 Years
Science & Technology
Private Spacecraft Makes First US Moon Landing in More than 50 Years

04:59 February 23, 2024

A private spacecraft has successfully touched down on the moon, marking the first U.S. lunar landing in more than 50 years. The American space agency…

Science Celebrating 200 Years of Dinosaur Research
Science & Technology
Science Celebrating 200 Years of Dinosaur Research

07:45 February 22, 2024

On February 20, 1824, British scientist and Christian clergyman William Buckland spoke before the Geological Society of London. He described the find…

Report: Language, Traditions Central to National Identity
AS IT IS
Report: Language, Traditions Central to National Identity

09:34 February 22, 2024

Luciana de Oliveira considers herself transnational. That means she is more than one nationality. de Oliveira grew up in Brazil, but she moved to the…

US State Court Rules Embryos Can Be Considered Children
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US State Court Rules Embryos Can Be Considered Children

05:59 February 22, 2024

The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law. The ruling immediately influenced the way fert…

Musk: Neuralink Patient Able to Control Computer Mouse by Thinking
Science & Technology
Musk: Neuralink Patient Able to Control Computer Mouse by Thinking

02:14 February 21, 2024

The first human patient who received a brain chip from Neuralink appears to have fully recovered. The patient is able to control a computer mouse usi…

Study Finds Majority of Retired People Enjoy VR
Science & Technology
Study Finds Majority of Retired People Enjoy VR

06:26 February 21, 2024

A new study found that a majority of retired people who experienced virtual reality (VR) said they liked using the technology. The study is part of a…

New York Man Stays Free in Hotel, Then Claims to Own It
AS IT IS
New York Man Stays Free in Hotel, Then Claims to Own It

06:12 February 21, 2024

For five years, a New York City man lived for free in a famous central New York City hotel. He made use of a little-known housing rule to avoid payin…

S. Korean Hospitals Turn Away Patients as Doctors Protest
AS IT IS
S. Korean Hospitals Turn Away Patients as Doctors Protest

04:27 February 21, 2024

South Korea's biggest hospitals canceled medical procedures and turned away patients seeking emergency care on Wednesday. The moves came after thousa…

Cooking School Provides Hope for Future
Education
Cooking School Provides Hope for Future

05:52 February 20, 2024

When Clarissa Haglid completed culinary school at the Delaware Food Bank last summer, it was the first time she had graduated from anything in her li…

Pregnant Stingray Offers Rare Lesson of Biology
Science & Technology
Pregnant Stingray Offers Rare Lesson of Biology

05:59 February 20, 2024

Charlotte has spent much of her life in captivity at a non-profit aquarium in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. She is an ocean animal called a…

OpenAI Announces New Video Generator
Science & Technology
OpenAI Announces New Video Generator

03:30 February 20, 2024

The maker of ChatGPT recently announced its next move into generative artificial intelligence. San Francisco-based OpenAI’s new text-to-video generat…

Japan Loses Its Spot as World’s Third-largest Economy
AS IT IS
Japan Loses Its Spot as World’s Third-largest Economy

03:39 February 20, 2024

Japan’s economy has dropped to the fourth largest in the world. It fell behind Germany after its economy shrank in the last quarter of 2023. The Japa…

Groups Seek US Endangered Protection for Horseshoe Crabs
Science & Technology
Groups Seek US Endangered Protection for Horseshoe Crabs

05:10 February 19, 2024

A group of environmental organizations is seeking an official declaration that American horseshoe crabs are endangered. The groups have requested the…

Study: Climate Change Diet Not Good for Polar Bears
Science & Technology
Study: Climate Change Diet Not Good for Polar Bears

04:20 February 19, 2024

A new study suggests that the climate change diet might not be good for polar bears. With Arctic sea ice declining, many polar bears have to go to la…

Tough Groundcovers for Dry Climate
Health & Lifestyle
Tough Groundcovers for Dry Climate

04:36 February 19, 2024

Trying to grow grass in the deserts or other dry places can seem like a losing battle. As a result, many people who live in such climates will use ro…

Can ‘Less Be More’ with Cancer Drugs?
Health & Lifestyle
Can ‘Less Be More’ with Cancer Drugs?

08:39 February 19, 2024

Many people who find out they have cancer are able to survive the disease because of effective drugs. Treating cancer with certain drugs is known as …

Handwriting Returns in California Schools
Education
Handwriting Returns in California Schools

05:46 February 18, 2024

Starting this year, six- to twelve-year-olds in California will be required to learn cursive handwriting. The return to handwriting comes after many …

Microsoft: State-supported Hackers Using Its AI Tools
Science & Technology
Microsoft: State-supported Hackers Using Its AI Tools

05:41 February 18, 2024

Microsoft says state-supported online attackers from Russia, China, and Iran have been using its OpenAI tools to possibly trick targets and gain info…

Study: Collapse of Ocean Currents Could Cause Major Climate Problems
Science & Technology
Study: Collapse of Ocean Currents Could Cause Major Climate Problems

06:57 February 18, 2024

Scientists are warning of the possible collapse of an Atlantic Ocean current system that would likely lead to worldwide climate changes. Researchers …

What International Students Should Know about SAT and ACT
Education
What International Students Should Know about SAT and ACT

09:05 February 17, 2024

Several top U.S. universities say they will require standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT from applicants again. Some of them went “test-optiona…

Recent Death Brings Attention to Alaskapox Virus
Health & Lifestyle
Recent Death Brings Attention to Alaskapox Virus

04:49 February 17, 2024

Health officials in the American state of Alaska have known for nine years about a virus causing rare, mild illness. But a recent case that resulted …

Environmentalists Celebrate Return of Rhinos in Central Kenya
AS IT IS
Environmentalists Celebrate Return of Rhinos in Central Kenya

05:55 February 17, 2024

Conservationists in Kenya are celebrating the return of many rhinoceroses to an area where they have not been for many years. The successful move of …

South Korean Grandmas Rap about Farm Life
Arts & Culture
South Korean Grandmas Rap about Farm Life

04:25 February 16, 2024

A group of South Korean rappers in their eighties has become popular in their hometown and beyond. The group raps about farm life and bringing energy…

UN Says One-fifth of Migrating Animals at Risk of Extinction
Science & Technology
UN Says One-fifth of Migrating Animals at Risk of Extinction

05:44 February 16, 2024

A new United Nations report says one-fifth of the world’s migrating animals are at risk of disappearing. Animals that migrate move from one area to a…

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Reportedly Dies in Prison
AS IT IS
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Reportedly Dies in Prison

04:27 February 16, 2024

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny – a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin – has reportedly died in a far-northern prison at the age of 47…

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