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Pastoralists Modernizing to Deal With Climate Change, New Lifestyles
Arts & Culture
Pastoralists Modernizing to Deal With Climate Change, New Lifestyles

05:56 November 24, 2023

More than 50 million people in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere follow pastoralism as a way of life. They keep animals and move with them …

WHO: Nothing Unusual in China Respiratory Outbreak
Health & Lifestyle
WHO: Nothing Unusual in China Respiratory Outbreak

04:27 November 24, 2023

China called for caution on Friday as an increase in respiratory illness hit its schools and hospitals. And the World Health Organization (WHO), whic…

Ukrainians in Israel Face War Conditions Again
AS IT IS
Ukrainians in Israel Face War Conditions Again

06:34 November 24, 2023

Thousands of Ukrainians decided to flee war in their country and head to Israel after Russian forces invaded in 2022. But now those people are facing…

Serena Williams, Ruby Bridges to Be Honored at Women’s Hall of Fame
Arts & Culture
Serena Williams, Ruby Bridges to Be Honored at Women’s Hall of Fame

05:21 November 23, 2023

Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in March of next year. The American organization in Seneca F…

Automakers Seek to Produce EV Vehicles with Fewer Rare Earths
Science & Technology
Automakers Seek to Produce EV Vehicles with Fewer Rare Earths

04:10 November 23, 2023

Major automakers are seeking new ways to make electric vehicle (EV) motors that depend less on rare earth minerals. China controls most mining and pr…

These Coral Reefs Are Doing Well in Gulf of Mexico
Science & Technology
These Coral Reefs Are Doing Well in Gulf of Mexico

05:29 November 23, 2023

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says changes in ocean temperature are the leading cause of coral bleaching around the…

Children in South Africa Walk a Long Way to School
Education
Children in South Africa Walk a Long Way to School

05:38 November 22, 2023

Fourteen-year-old Luyanda Hlali walks 10 kilometers to school. She lives in the little village of Stratford in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.…

Thanksgiving: An American Tradition
Arts & Culture
Thanksgiving: An American Tradition

07:08 November 22, 2023

The American holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November. The holiday is during autumn -- the main season for…

Indian Cloud-seeding Project Aims to Produce Rain to Clear Pollution
Science & Technology
Indian Cloud-seeding Project Aims to Produce Rain to Clear Pollution

04:51 November 22, 2023

Indian scientists plan to add substances to clouds above the capital New Delhi in an effort to produce rain to reduce pollution. The method to artifi…

Researchers: Report Cards Unclear about Students Knowledge, Learning
Education
Researchers: Report Cards Unclear about Students Knowledge, Learning

05:09 November 21, 2023

A recent opinion study says a big majority of parents in the United States believe their child is performing at grade level in school. However, stand…

How Did Thanksgiving 'Turkey' Get Its Name?
Arts & Culture
How Did Thanksgiving 'Turkey' Get Its Name?

04:55 November 21, 2023

The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is symbolized by its traditional food, a large bird we call a turkey. But turkey is certainly not from Turkey. In fact,…

‘Poor’ New Hampshire Man Leaves Millions to Small Town
AS IT IS
‘Poor’ New Hampshire Man Leaves Millions to Small Town

04:47 November 21, 2023

When Geoffrey Holt of Hinsdale, New Hampshire died earlier this year at 82, not many people knew he had over $1 million. He wore worn-out clothes. He…

Workers Trapped in Tunnel in India Given Hot Meal
AS IT IS
Workers Trapped in Tunnel in India Given Hot Meal

03:05 November 21, 2023

The 41 workers who have been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for over a week are finally getting hot meals on Tuesday. The meals of r…

Will Panda Return to US?
Arts & Culture
Will Panda Return to US?

04:58 November 20, 2023

Panda lovers in the United States are hopeful for the return of the bears following a comment from Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. Speaking a…

Top Leadership Changes at ChatGPT Maker OpenAI
Science & Technology
Top Leadership Changes at ChatGPT Maker OpenAI

06:15 November 20, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) system developer OpenAI was under new leadership Monday after a series of recent changes that included the removal of fo…

Drug Trials Often Do not Include Overweight People
Health & Lifestyle
Drug Trials Often Do not Include Overweight People

08:08 November 20, 2023

More than 40 percent of American adults are considered obese, or medically overweight. But the medications many of these individuals take are rarely …

New Argentine’s President Must Deal with Inflation, Weak Economy
AS IT IS
New Argentine’s President Must Deal with Inflation, Weak Economy

05:18 November 20, 2023

Libertarian Party politician Javier Milei has won Argentina’s presidential election with 56 percent of the vote. Now President-elect Milei must face …

Scientists Turn Moon-like Soil Fertile for Agriculture
Science & Technology
Scientists Turn Moon-like Soil Fertile for Agriculture

05:33 November 19, 2023

If humans are to establish long-term bases on the moon, they will need food resources. In recent years, scientists have been taking steps toward maki…

Study: AI Robot Finds Way to Produce Oxygen from Water on Mars
Science & Technology
Study: AI Robot Finds Way to Produce Oxygen from Water on Mars

05:39 November 19, 2023

Chinese researchers say they have built an artificial intelligence (AI) robot that can carry out chemical reactions to produce oxygen from water on M…

Extremist Groups Spread in West Africa
AS IT IS
Extremist Groups Spread in West Africa

06:10 November 19, 2023

Islamist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State have been spreading across Africa for years. The groups came from the large area south of th…

International Student Numbers in US Recover
Education
International Student Numbers in US Recover

08:44 November 18, 2023

A recent report shows that the number of international students studying in the United States has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Over 1 million int…

Is a Chinese Movie Keeping Away Visitors to Thailand?
Arts & Culture
Is a Chinese Movie Keeping Away Visitors to Thailand?

05:00 November 17, 2023

A Chinese movie that shows scams in Southeast Asia could be frightening visitors from China from traveling to Thailand, researchers and data suggest.…

Landmines Causing More Casualties in Ukraine and Myanmar
AS IT IS
Landmines Causing More Casualties in Ukraine and Myanmar

05:47 November 17, 2023

An international report shows increased use of landmines in Ukraine and Myanmar led to sharp rises in casualties in those countries last year. Intern…

Migrants Overwhelm Spain’s Canary Islands
AS IT IS
Migrants Overwhelm Spain’s Canary Islands

05:17 November 16, 2023

Fifteen-year-old Guinean Moussa Camara is one of a record 32,000 migrants who have arrived in Spain’s Canary Islands this year. They travel an extrem…

Can a Two-State Solution Survive the Israel-Hamas Conflict?
AS IT IS
Can a Two-State Solution Survive the Israel-Hamas Conflict?

07:05 November 16, 2023

For 30 years, many nations around the world considered two states — one Israeli, one Palestinian — as the way to reach peace in the Middle East. VOA …

Chinese-Taiwanese Relations at the APEC Meeting
AS IT IS
Chinese-Taiwanese Relations at the APEC Meeting

04:31 November 16, 2023

Taiwan is taking part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco, California this week. Because it is an economic gathe…

How Social Media Influences News Coverage
Science & Technology
How Social Media Influences News Coverage

07:13 November 15, 2023

News companies are increasingly using video and images from social media to report on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. This has led som…

US, China Promise to Work Together on Climate Goals
AS IT IS
US, China Promise to Work Together on Climate Goals

05:02 November 15, 2023

United States climate diplomat John Kerry and Chinese climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua recently agreed to restart a suspended climate working group. Th…

Older, More Diverse America by the Year 2100
AS IT IS
Older, More Diverse America by the Year 2100

05:43 November 15, 2023

The U.S. Census Bureau is a federal agency that researches information about America’s population, housing, and economy. The latest Census Bureau rep…

Japanese People Supporting Fishermen by Buying from Fukushima Area
AS IT IS
Japanese People Supporting Fishermen by Buying from Fukushima Area

06:03 November 15, 2023

People from all over Japan are purchasing fish caught in the waters near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. In August, the power plant started releas…

US Boys Graduate High School at Lower Rates Than Girls
Education
US Boys Graduate High School at Lower Rates Than Girls

07:59 November 14, 2023

The U.S. government does not require states to report graduation rates by a student’s sex. But in every state reporting high school graduation rates …

Animals Receive Blessings in Place of Children in Aging Japan
Arts & Culture
Animals Receive Blessings in Place of Children in Aging Japan

03:50 November 14, 2023

A traditional ceremony for children in Japan is growing popular for animals there as well. Natsuki Aoki recently flew with her two Chihuahua dogs fro…

Negotiators Meet in Kenya for Talks on Plastic Pollution
AS IT IS
Negotiators Meet in Kenya for Talks on Plastic Pollution

06:02 November 14, 2023

A large group of international negotiators and United Nations representatives are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week. They aim to take the next step…

Man Receives World’s First Eye Transplant
Science & Technology
Man Receives World’s First Eye Transplant

05:34 November 13, 2023

A hospital in New York City recently said it had successfully performed the world’s first eye transplant and the patient is doing well. New York Univ…

Ketamine Becomes Pain Treatment Drug with Little Research
Health & Lifestyle
Ketamine Becomes Pain Treatment Drug with Little Research

06:44 November 13, 2023

As doctors in the United States reduce their use of opioid painkillers, another drug is becoming popular: ketamine. For more than 50 years, ketamine …

Body of Water in Hawaii Mysteriously Turns Bright Pink
AS IT IS
Body of Water in Hawaii Mysteriously Turns Bright Pink

04:53 November 13, 2023

A small body of water in Hawaii has turned such a bright pink it could have been used as a set for the movie Barbie. But the unusual color-changing e…

What to Expect from the APEC Summit in San Francisco
AS IT IS
What to Expect from the APEC Summit in San Francisco

06:41 November 13, 2023

The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) holds its latest meeting in San Francisco this week. Here are some facts about APEC and what c…

Study: Extreme Dry Condition in Syria, Iraq, Iran due to Climate Change
Science & Technology
Study: Extreme Dry Condition in Syria, Iraq, Iran due to Climate Change

04:57 November 12, 2023

A three-year drought has left millions of people in Syria, Iraq, and Iran with little water. A new study says it would not have happened without huma…

New Space Telescope Aims to Show 'Dark Universe'
Science & Technology
New Space Telescope Aims to Show 'Dark Universe'

05:17 November 12, 2023

European astronomers released the first images from the new Euclid space telescope last week. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the U.S. space agen…

English Professor Uses Board Games to Teach Climate Change
Education
English Professor Uses Board Games to Teach Climate Change

06:06 November 11, 2023

Isidora Djukic is a biology and chemistry student at John Carroll University near Cleveland, Ohio. She never thought that one day she would be in a c…

Strikes End, But When Will Hollywood Get Back to Normal?
Arts & Culture
Strikes End, But When Will Hollywood Get Back to Normal?

04:18 November 10, 2023

Hollywood actors reached a deal to end their four-month strike this week. But it could take some time before you will see your favorite actors on tel…

Swiss-designed Technology Helps Parkinson's Patient Walk Again
Health & Lifestyle
Swiss-designed Technology Helps Parkinson's Patient Walk Again

04:43 November 10, 2023

Marc Gauthier has Parkinson’s disease. The disease affects his nervous system, weakens his muscles and causes his arms and legs to shake. The 63-year…

Industrial Robot Crushes Worker in South Korea
Science & Technology
Industrial Robot Crushes Worker in South Korea

03:46 November 9, 2023

South Korean police said Thursday an industrial robot had crushed a worker to death at a vegetable processing center. The male worker suffered severe…

Should You ‘Leave the Leaves’ on the Ground?
Health & Lifestyle
Should You ‘Leave the Leaves’ on the Ground?

03:30 November 9, 2023

There is a growing movement to leave leaves on the ground, instead of gathering them to be disposed of. The idea is to avoid sending bagged-up fallen…

Florida Homes Built to Resist Hurricanes, Reduce Emissions
AS IT IS
Florida Homes Built to Resist Hurricanes, Reduce Emissions

04:09 November 9, 2023

Hurricane Michael hit the American state of Florida five years ago. The major storm came with wind speed of 250 kilometers per hour. It damaged many …

Young, Educated Are Leaving as Turkey Marks Its 100th Anniversary
AS IT IS
Young, Educated Are Leaving as Turkey Marks Its 100th Anniversary

06:48 November 9, 2023

Economic problems and fears of repression in Turkey have caused Huseyin Buyukdag to make a decision. The teacher and his wife want to move to Germany…

2023 Likely to Be Warmest Year in Recorded History
Science & Technology
2023 Likely to Be Warmest Year in Recorded History

04:46 November 8, 2023

European researchers say a very hot October has put 2023 on a likely path to become the warmest year in recorded history. Last month, world temperatu…

Do We Need Human-like Robots?
Science & Technology
Do We Need Human-like Robots?

05:11 November 8, 2023

Building a robot that is both human-like and useful has been a goal of engineers for many years. Interest in the idea of artificial intelligence (AI)…

NASA: Scientists Discover Oldest Black Hole Yet
Science & Technology
NASA: Scientists Discover Oldest Black Hole Yet

06:03 November 8, 2023

Scientists have discovered the oldest black hole yet. The huge object formed about 470 million years after the Big Bang, researchers said. The study …

Kenya Surprises Public with Holiday to Plant Trees
AS IT IS
Kenya Surprises Public with Holiday to Plant Trees

04:17 November 8, 2023

The government of Kenya says November 13th will be a public holiday for nationwide tree planting. The surprise holiday is part of a huge plan to grow…

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