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Breakdancer Hopes Olympics Her Sport Will Energize Paris Games
Arts & Culture
Breakdancer Hopes Olympics Her Sport Will Energize Paris Games

05:40 June 20, 2024

An American breakdancer says she hopes the sport’s debut at the Paris Olympics next month will help energize the Games. Twenty-one-year-old Logan Edr…

Remains of a Rare Flying Reptile Dug Up in Australia
Science & Technology
Remains of a Rare Flying Reptile Dug Up in Australia

04:31 June 20, 2024

Millions of years ago, a huge and powerful hunter flew in the skies above a former sea in what is now Australia. Its large mouth and long, pointed te…

Researchers Find Bottles of Cherries at George Washington's Home
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Researchers Find Bottles of Cherries at George Washington's Home

05:48 June 20, 2024

Researchers have made what they call a “spectacular” finding at the Mount Vernon home of America’s first president: almost 30 bottles of preserved fr…

Apple Partners with OpenAI to Bring AI Tools to iOS Devices
Science & Technology
Apple Partners with OpenAI to Bring AI Tools to iOS Devices

05:58 June 19, 2024

Apple is preparing to release a series of new artificial intelligence (AI) tools on iPhones and other personal devices. Company officials have descri…

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Could Still Be Paid Billions of Dollars
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Tesla Chief Elon Musk Could Still Be Paid Billions of Dollars

05:19 June 19, 2024

Tesla shareholders recently voted by a large majority to approve company chief Elon Musk’s 10-year pay plan. The plan, valued by the company in April…

In Mali, Hot Weather Threatens Ancient Fishing Tradition
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In Mali, Hot Weather Threatens Ancient Fishing Tradition

03:49 June 19, 2024

Thousands of fishermen holding nets stood side by side. They waited for the signal. Suddenly, they rushed to a large area of water and threw in their…

UN: 1000 Days since Afghan Girls Banned from Secondary Education
Education
UN: 1000 Days since Afghan Girls Banned from Secondary Education

04:47 June 18, 2024

The United Nations children’s agency recently noted that one thousand days have passed since Afghan officials banned girls from attending secondary s…

What Is Juneteenth in the US?
Arts & Culture
What Is Juneteenth in the US?

06:20 June 18, 2024

Today is Juneteenth in the United States. The holiday is over 150 years old but it is still unknown to many people. It marks the end of official slav…

Biden Announces Program to Give Half Million Immigrants Legal Status
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Biden Announces Program to Give Half Million Immigrants Legal Status

04:37 June 18, 2024

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a program to offer a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in…

Research Explores How Space Travel Affects Human Body
Science & Technology
Research Explores How Space Travel Affects Human Body

04:46 June 17, 2024

Childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux and three other American civilians went to space in 2021. They travelled in a mission called Inspiration4 …

Study: Past COVID Infection Could Protect Against Colds
Health & Lifestyle
Study: Past COVID Infection Could Protect Against Colds

04:02 June 17, 2024

A new study suggests that people infected with COVID-19 in the past may receive protection against some kinds of common colds. COVID-19 is one of sev…

Improve Your Mindset, Improve Your Health
Health & Lifestyle
Improve Your Mindset, Improve Your Health

08:22 June 17, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. Prince Bhojwani never thought of himself as a negative person. But three trips to t…

Chinese Company Develops Robots with Facial Expressions
Science & Technology
Chinese Company Develops Robots with Facial Expressions

03:35 June 16, 2024

Engineers at the Chinese company Ex-Robots are developing human-like robots at a factory in China’s northeastern coastal city of Dalian. Their goal i…

Small Stars Might Offer Best Environment for Earth-like Planets
Science & Technology
Small Stars Might Offer Best Environment for Earth-like Planets

06:23 June 16, 2024

Stars about the size of our sun are not the most common ones in the Milky Way Galaxy. Much smaller stars are far more common. Of all the stars in our…

Olympic Athletes Turn to Diabetes Technology in Medal Chase
Health & Lifestyle
Olympic Athletes Turn to Diabetes Technology in Medal Chase

05:49 June 16, 2024

Medical device companies Abbott and Dexcom make small devices that attach to the skin and monitor the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Thes…

International Students Face Uncertain Job Market at Home, in US
Education
International Students Face Uncertain Job Market at Home, in US

07:08 June 15, 2024

International students in the United States are concerned that technology job reductions will make it hard to get a good return on their education. F…

African Elephants Call, Answer to Individual Names
Science & Technology
African Elephants Call, Answer to Individual Names

04:38 June 15, 2024

African elephants call each other by and answer to individual names, a new study finds. Such communication is rare in the animal world. African eleph…

Poorly-paid Healthcare Workers Leaving Africa
Health & Lifestyle
Poorly-paid Healthcare Workers Leaving Africa

04:58 June 15, 2024

Cameroon has one of the world's lowest amounts of health care workers per capita. About a third of trained doctors who completed medical school last …

4,000-year-old Building Discovered in Greece
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4,000-year-old Building Discovered in Greece

03:54 June 15, 2024

Greek officials recently announced the discovery of a 4,000-year-old-stone building on the island of Crete. The historical find could block progress …

Researchers: Climate Change Made Brazil’s Floods Twice as Likely
Science & Technology
Researchers: Climate Change Made Brazil’s Floods Twice as Likely

03:33 June 14, 2024

A team of international researchers says that climate change made recent flooding in southern Brazil twice as likely to happen. It also said that the…

Modern Horse Traces Origin to 4200 Years Ago
Science & Technology
Modern Horse Traces Origin to 4200 Years Ago

05:07 June 14, 2024

The horse changed human history. And now scientists have a clearer idea of when humans began to change the horse. Around 4,200 years ago, one particu…

UN: Aquatic Farming Production Is More Than Fishing
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UN: Aquatic Farming Production Is More Than Fishing

02:29 June 14, 2024

The number of aquatic animals harvested worldwide by farming is now higher than the amount fished from the wild, the United Nations found. Farmed aqu…

What Is the Hajj?
Arts & Culture
What Is the Hajj?

04:17 June 13, 2024

Once a year, millions of Muslims from all over the world travel to Saudi Arabia, to complete an important religious duty called Hajj. The travelers g…

US Workers Secretly Take ‘Workations’
Health & Lifestyle
US Workers Secretly Take ‘Workations’

06:55 June 13, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. In the United States, a quiet change is happening at work. Many workers are taking …

Brazilian Ranchers: World’s Costliest Cow Is ‘The Best’
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Brazilian Ranchers: World’s Costliest Cow Is ‘The Best’

09:39 June 13, 2024

The Brazilian ranchers who own the world’s most costly cow call her Viatina-19. The large, white cow is valued at over $4 million. At 1,100 kilograms…

Olympic Athletes Bring Cooling Technology to Paris Games
Science & Technology
Olympic Athletes Bring Cooling Technology to Paris Games

05:02 June 12, 2024

The 2024 Olympic Games open in Paris late next month and experts say especially hot summer weather is likely to return. Temperatures set record highs…

Will AI Systems Run Out of Publicly Available Data on the Internet?
Science & Technology
Will AI Systems Run Out of Publicly Available Data on the Internet?

08:32 June 12, 2024

A research group says artificial intelligence companies (AI) could run out of publicly available data for their systems in less than eight years. Tra…

Officials, Scientists Warn of a Hot Summer
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Officials, Scientists Warn of a Hot Summer

04:31 June 12, 2024

The summer has yet to arrive, but temperatures have reached record-high levels in some places, leading to school closings, wildfires and deaths. In C…

US Students Slowly Recover from Pandemic Setbacks
Education
US Students Slowly Recover from Pandemic Setbacks

06:57 June 11, 2024

It is a usual school day for third graders at Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, Virginia. On one side of the classroom, students surround …

Copper Producers Hope for ‘Urban Mine’
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Copper Producers Hope for ‘Urban Mine’

05:45 June 11, 2024

Manufacturers have been reusing and recycling copper for many years. Now they are increasing their efforts because some experts predict that the need…

Children Find Dinosaur ‘Teen-Rex’ Fossil in North Dakota
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Children Find Dinosaur ‘Teen-Rex’ Fossil in North Dakota

04:56 June 11, 2024

Two brothers, Liam and Jessin Fisher, were hiking in North Dakota with their father and cousin, Kaiden Madsen, during the summer of 2022. They were l…

The City of Tokyo Aims to Increase Dating, Marriage
Arts & Culture
The City of Tokyo Aims to Increase Dating, Marriage

03:38 June 10, 2024

The city of Tokyo is launching a campaign to create couples in a country where it is increasingly common for people to be alone. Called “Tokyo Futari…

Researchers Find Gene behind Disorder Causing Intellectual Disability
Health & Lifestyle
Researchers Find Gene behind Disorder Causing Intellectual Disability

03:44 June 10, 2024

Scientists have found the genetic root of a disorder that causes intellectual disability. They say the disorder may affect as many as one in 20,000 y…

Scientists Test mRNA Vaccines to Protect Against Bird Flu
Health & Lifestyle
Scientists Test mRNA Vaccines to Protect Against Bird Flu

07:51 June 10, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. Scientists are testing next-generation vaccines to deal with the spread of bird flu…

Displaced Ukrainians Make Remote-controlled Stretchers
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Displaced Ukrainians Make Remote-controlled Stretchers

03:10 June 10, 2024

Ukrainian teenager Yelisei Mamonov dreams of attending his country's top technical university one day. For now, he is gaining valuable experience at …

Somaliland’s All-girls Basketball Team Looks for Recognition
Arts & Culture
Somaliland’s All-girls Basketball Team Looks for Recognition

04:28 June 9, 2024

Hafsa Omer wears the red, white, and green flag of Somaliland while playing basketball. The 21-year-old is the captain of the team. Her dream is to o…

World’s Largest Camera for Astronomy Reaches Chilean Mountaintop
Science & Technology
World’s Largest Camera for Astronomy Reaches Chilean Mountaintop

04:04 June 9, 2024

The largest digital camera ever built for space scientists is ready to be put in place under the clear skies of northern Chile. The camera can produc…

South Korea Establishes Space Agency, Targets Mars Landing
Science & Technology
South Korea Establishes Space Agency, Targets Mars Landing

05:56 June 9, 2024

South Korea has created a new national space agency to increase its capabilities and is aiming for a future Mars landing. President Yoon Suk Yeol rec…

UN: One-fourth of World’s Youngest Children Lack Food
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UN: One-fourth of World’s Youngest Children Lack Food

04:44 June 9, 2024

A recent report from the U.N. children's agency UNICEF says that 181 million children younger than 5 live in severe food poverty. That is more than o…

More US Universities Deliver Climate Change Programs
Education
More US Universities Deliver Climate Change Programs

05:36 June 8, 2024

Colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly creating climate change study programs. They are meeting the demand from students who…

Researchers Study Gentler Cancer Treatments
Health & Lifestyle
Researchers Study Gentler Cancer Treatments

05:23 June 8, 2024

Reduced treatment for three kinds of cancer can make life easier for patients without hurting results, doctors reported recently at the world’s large…

CEOs Earn 200 Times More Than Their Workers Last Year
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CEOs Earn 200 Times More Than Their Workers Last Year

08:35 June 8, 2024

The top leaders of the biggest U.S. companies had their pay increase by about 13 percent in 2023. Pay for workers at the same companies rose by only …

Mick Jagger Teases Album, More Touring for Rolling Stones
Arts & Culture
Mick Jagger Teases Album, More Touring for Rolling Stones

05:23 June 7, 2024

How does it feel for rock star Mick Jagger to be back on tour singing and dancing before thousands at 80 years old? "Like being on stage at 78," the …

Australian Seed Company Tests AI Gene Editing in Wheat
Science & Technology
Australian Seed Company Tests AI Gene Editing in Wheat

04:33 June 7, 2024

Agriculture companies are using new methods to change the genes of plants to produce more productive crops. The process of gene-editing is gaining at…

Set ‘No-buy’ Rules to Save Money, Cut Waste
Health & Lifestyle
Set ‘No-buy’ Rules to Save Money, Cut Waste

05:46 June 6, 2024

Some Americans have been setting their own “no-buy” rules in an attempt to reduce wasteful spending and save money. Creating no-buy rules themselves …

Despite Demand, No Takers for Care-worker Jobs
Health & Lifestyle
Despite Demand, No Takers for Care-worker Jobs

10:15 June 6, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. The hardest part of Culix Wibonele’s first job in long-term care was not getting hu…

Nigeria Cracks Down on Illegal Lithium Mining
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Nigeria Cracks Down on Illegal Lithium Mining

06:02 June 6, 2024

Since April, Nigeria’s government has been arresting illegal miners for reportedly stealing lithium. Lithium is a metal that is used to make batterie…

After Delays, Boeing Launches Astronauts into Orbit
Science & Technology
After Delays, Boeing Launches Astronauts into Orbit

04:08 June 5, 2024

Boeing launched astronauts into space with its delayed Starliner spacecraft for the first time Wednesday. The launch marked the company’s entry into …

Chinese Spacecraft Collects Samples from Far Side of Moon
Science & Technology
Chinese Spacecraft Collects Samples from Far Side of Moon

05:54 June 5, 2024

Chinese space officials say a spacecraft has successfully collected samples from the moon and is headed back toward Earth. The unmanned spacecraft, c…

Special Kind of Fisherman Finds Lost Money
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Special Kind of Fisherman Finds Lost Money

04:31 June 5, 2024

James Kane of New York City is a fisherman. But he does not eat what he catches. Instead of catching fish, he uses powerful magnets attached to long …

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