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Biden Places New Restriction on US Southern Border
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Biden Places New Restriction on US Southern Border

07:33 June 5, 2024

President Joe Biden announced an executive action Tuesday that temporarily places restrictions on the number of migrants unlawfully entering the Unit…

Home Visiting Programs Aim to Support Early Education
Education
Home Visiting Programs Aim to Support Early Education

06:01 June 4, 2024

There are programs in the United States that aim to support families with their children’s early learning and development. Home visiting programs try…

Little Ghanaian Named World’s Youngest Male Artist
Arts & Culture
Little Ghanaian Named World’s Youngest Male Artist

03:36 June 4, 2024

Some people seem to be born with skill for making art. Ace-Liam Ankrah of Ghana is a good example. He recently set a world record for his painting an…

Researchers: Bacteria Could Help Reduce 'Greenhouse' Gas
Science & Technology
Researchers: Bacteria Could Help Reduce 'Greenhouse' Gas

05:44 June 4, 2024

Very small organisms that live in the world’s farm fields release nitrous oxide gas. Some scientists link the gas to climate change. They are looking…

US Veteran Returns to France 80 Years after Surviving D-Day
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US Veteran Returns to France 80 Years after Surviving D-Day

04:21 June 4, 2024

In 1944, Jake Larson was carrying a backpack with 34 kilograms of gear as the boat he was in got closer to Omaha Beach in France. Omaha Beach was the…

NASA Spacecraft Unlocks Asteroid Dinkinesh’s History
Science & Technology
NASA Spacecraft Unlocks Asteroid Dinkinesh’s History

03:50 June 3, 2024

NASA's Lucy spacecraft visited a little asteroid called Dinkinesh last November. The visit, scientists say, unlocks a surprisingly interesting histor…

Uganda Targets Yellow Fever with Vaccination, Travel Limits
Health & Lifestyle
Uganda Targets Yellow Fever with Vaccination, Travel Limits

04:54 June 3, 2024

The East African country of Uganda has begun a nationwide yellow fever vaccination campaign. The aim is for the country to protect its population aga…

What Is the Color of Noise? Can It Help Sleep, Memory?
Health & Lifestyle
What Is the Color of Noise? Can It Help Sleep, Memory?

06:54 June 3, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. You may have heard of white noise being used to cover or hide background sounds. Bu…

Claudia Sheinbaum Becomes Mexico’s First Female President
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Claudia Sheinbaum Becomes Mexico’s First Female President

06:17 June 3, 2024

Election officials in Mexico say Claudia Sheinbaum will become the country's first female president. Sheinbaum won a large victory in Sunday’s electi…

German Scientists Seek Public’s Help to Count Insects This Summer
Science & Technology
German Scientists Seek Public’s Help to Count Insects This Summer

03:03 June 2, 2024

How many insects can you count in one hour? That was the question being asked by a group of environmentalists outside of Berlin’s Natural History Mus…

Scientists: Climate Change, Growth Worsen Effects of East African Rains
Science & Technology
Scientists: Climate Change, Growth Worsen Effects of East African Rains

05:41 June 2, 2024

An international team of climate scientists recently released a report on climate change and city growth. They found the effects of heavy rains that …

New Data Suggest Widespread Volcanic Activity on Venus
Science & Technology
New Data Suggest Widespread Volcanic Activity on Venus

06:13 June 2, 2024

New examinations of data collected from Venus suggest the planet is more volcanically active than previously thought. The finding is based on radar i…

US College Athletes May Soon Get Paid
Education
US College Athletes May Soon Get Paid

06:06 June 1, 2024

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the five biggest college sports conferences recently agreed to pay almost $2.8 billion to set…

Cuban Scientist Experiments with Asian Silkworms
Science & Technology
Cuban Scientist Experiments with Asian Silkworms

03:56 June 1, 2024

A scientist in Cuba is raising silkworms native to Asia in hopes the creatures will produce local, high quality silk for clothing. Dayron Martin is a…

Daily Marijuana Use Greater than Daily Alcohol Use in US
Health & Lifestyle
Daily Marijuana Use Greater than Daily Alcohol Use in US

03:49 June 1, 2024

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana almost every day has grown greater than the number who drink alcohol almost every day. …

Italy Celebrates Return of Stolen Arts
Arts & Culture
Italy Celebrates Return of Stolen Arts

03:08 May 31, 2024

Italy celebrated the return of hundreds of its antiquities from the United States this week. The property included ancient bronze statues, gold coins…

Trump Found Guilty of 34 Felony Charges
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Trump Found Guilty of 34 Felony Charges

04:58 May 31, 2024

A New York City jury on Thursday found former U.S. president Donald Trump guilty of falsifying business records to influence the outcome of the 2016 …

In Sierra Leone, There Is Little Help for Drug Users
Health & Lifestyle
In Sierra Leone, There Is Little Help for Drug Users

07:03 May 30, 2024

A low-cost drug mixture is harming young people in the West African country of Sierra Leone. The mixture is called “kush.” Sierra Leone’s President J…

World’s Largest Tree Passes Health Check
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World’s Largest Tree Passes Health Check

06:13 May 30, 2024

In the American state of California, researchers recently climbed the world’s largest tree to check on its health. The tree is a giant sequoia named …

The Story of a Hong Kong Democracy Activist
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The Story of a Hong Kong Democracy Activist

06:07 May 30, 2024

A court in Hong Kong found 14 pro-democracy activists guilty of crimes linked to an unofficial vote in 2020. Some could face life in prison. Hong Kon…

Sun’s Magnetic Field Forms Close to Surface
Science & Technology
Sun’s Magnetic Field Forms Close to Surface

03:31 May 29, 2024

New research suggests that the sun’s magnetic field forms much closer to the surface than scientists had thought. The finding could help predict peri…

Airbus Truck Fitted with Airplane Controls to Test Self-taxiing
Science & Technology
Airbus Truck Fitted with Airplane Controls to Test Self-taxiing

07:03 May 29, 2024

European aerospace company Airbus has fitted a special truck with airplane controls in an effort to test self-taxiing abilities. Airbus officials rec…

Climbers Will Have to Pay to Climb Mount Fuji
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Climbers Will Have to Pay to Climb Mount Fuji

04:16 May 29, 2024

The local officials protecting Mount Fuji are making changes to protect its natural beauty and the safety of people climbing it. Those who want to hi…

North Korea Flies Trash Balloons over South
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North Korea Flies Trash Balloons over South

04:42 May 29, 2024

North Korea has flown hundreds of balloons carrying trash and manure toward South Korea. The strange action led the South’s military to organize chem…

70 Years after Brown Decision, School Segregation Getting Worse
Education
70 Years after Brown Decision, School Segregation Getting Worse

06:10 May 28, 2024

May 17 marked the 70th anniversary of one of the most notable cases in U.S. Supreme Court history – Brown versus Board of Education. The 1954 decisio…

Pigs in Yoga Class Put People at Ease
Health & Lifestyle
Pigs in Yoga Class Put People at Ease

03:52 May 28, 2024

In the northeastern American state of Massachusetts, people are combining a form of exercise for the body and spirit with pigs. The yoga classes in M…

Melinda French Gates to Donate $1 Billion for Women’s Rights
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Melinda French Gates to Donate $1 Billion for Women’s Rights

03:46 May 28, 2024

Melinda French Gates announced this week that she plans to give $1 billion over the next two years to support women and families around the world. Fr…

Rescue Efforts in New Guinea Delayed by Dangerous Conditions
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Rescue Efforts in New Guinea Delayed by Dangerous Conditions

05:38 May 28, 2024

Officials in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have ordered people in parts of Enga Province to leave their homes because of the continuing danger of landslides…

Study Explores History of Cockroaches
Science & Technology
Study Explores History of Cockroaches

03:06 May 27, 2024

They are six-legged, hairy home invaders that will not die, no matter how hard you try. Cockroaches are experts at surviving indoors. But they did no…

Don’t Have Soil, Try Planting in Straw Bales
Health & Lifestyle
Don’t Have Soil, Try Planting in Straw Bales

05:22 May 27, 2024

You do not need good soil – or even soil at all – to grow plants. Straw bales can work, too. Straw is the dry stems of wheat and other grain plants. …

Doctors’ Group: Mothers with HIV Can Breastfeed
Health & Lifestyle
Doctors’ Group: Mothers with HIV Can Breastfeed

06:03 May 27, 2024

A top U.S. pediatricians’ group is making a major policy change about breastfeeding by women with HIV. The group says women infected with HIV can bre…

Rights Report: China Unfairly Pushing Rural Tibetans into Cities
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Rights Report: China Unfairly Pushing Rural Tibetans into Cities

04:53 May 27, 2024

A rights group based in New York City says it has documents from Chinese officials that show a plan to push rural Tibetans into cities against their …

How to Protect Your Car from Being Stolen
Science & Technology
How to Protect Your Car from Being Stolen

04:53 May 26, 2024

Most recent cars have an electronic key that lets the owner get into and start the car. The electronic key is called a “fob” to those who know about …

New Rocket Engine Could Cut Travel Time to Mars from Years to Months
Science & Technology
New Rocket Engine Could Cut Travel Time to Mars from Years to Months

06:19 May 26, 2024

A private company is working with the American space agency NASA to develop a new rocket that could greatly reduce space travel times. The engine for…

Electric Spoons, Chopsticks May Help Cut Salt
Health & Lifestyle
Electric Spoons, Chopsticks May Help Cut Salt

03:07 May 26, 2024

Researchers in Japan say they will begin selling new devices that will help people reduce how much sodium, or salt, they use to improve the taste of …

US Community Colleges Offer Clean Energy Training
Education
US Community Colleges Offer Clean Energy Training

07:48 May 25, 2024

Across the United States, students are now looking to community colleges for training in jobs related to climate change solutions. These include wind…

Researchers in Australia Develop a ‘Water Harvester’
Science & Technology
Researchers in Australia Develop a ‘Water Harvester’

03:31 May 25, 2024

Researchers in Australia recently announced the launch of a new device that, they say, absorbs water from air to produce drinkable water. Researchers…

Study Reveals History, Travels of Baobab Tree
Science & Technology
Study Reveals History, Travels of Baobab Tree

03:53 May 25, 2024

The baobab tree is a special thing to see. During the dry season, its leafless branches look like roots coming from a thick trunk. It appears as if s…

Conflict Hurts Mali's Tourism Industry
Arts & Culture
Conflict Hurts Mali's Tourism Industry

05:59 May 24, 2024

Kola Bah used to earn money as a guide in Mali’s historic city of Djenné, once a center of Islamic learning. The city is known for its large Grand Mo…

New Food Flavors Coming to Stores
Arts & Culture
New Food Flavors Coming to Stores

05:30 May 24, 2024

In New York, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream brings people in with classic flavors like vanilla and pistachio. But, sometimes, the ice cream maker adds what it…

Businesses Aim to Get More Africans Using Smartphones
Science & Technology
Businesses Aim to Get More Africans Using Smartphones

08:16 May 23, 2024

Modern smart phones are still seen as a curiosity in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Experts believe mobile internet service is an important tool f…

Microsoft Announces New PCs with Built-in AI
Science & Technology
Microsoft Announces New PCs with Built-in AI

06:09 May 23, 2024

American software maker Microsoft says it will release new computer models with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The new computers will b…

Japan’s Military Looks for More Women After Harassment Claims
AS IT IS
Japan’s Military Looks for More Women After Harassment Claims

05:51 May 23, 2024

Japan is undergoing its biggest military build-up since World War II. But it is struggling to fill its ranks with women. The Japanese military has fa…

When Does Air Turbulence Become Dangerous?
Science & Technology
When Does Air Turbulence Become Dangerous?

07:18 May 22, 2024

If you have flown on an airplane before, you might have experienced turbulence. Turbulence is a sudden movement of air. It can move the plane around …

Companies, Political Leaders Agree to Safely Develop and Deploy AI
Science & Technology
Companies, Political Leaders Agree to Safely Develop and Deploy AI

06:45 May 22, 2024

Major AI developers and top government officials have agreed on measures that aim to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) systems are safely buil…

Locals Report Monkey Deaths During Heat Wave in Mexico
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Locals Report Monkey Deaths During Heat Wave in Mexico

04:30 May 22, 2024

An environmental group is warning that the hot weather in Mexico is among the causes of many deaths of howler monkeys. Howler monkeys are big primate…

For Children of Gaza, War Means No School
Education
For Children of Gaza, War Means No School

07:28 May 21, 2024

Atef Al-Buhaisi is a 6-year-old from the Palestinian territory of Gaza. He once dreamed of a career building houses. Now, all he wants is to return t…

Study: Tree Rings Show Summer of 2023 Was Very Hot
Science & Technology
Study: Tree Rings Show Summer of 2023 Was Very Hot

05:43 May 21, 2024

A recent study found that the summer of 2023 was the hottest in the Northern Hemisphere in more than 2,000 years. When the temperatures increased las…

Scarlett Johansson Says ChatGPT Voice ‘Similar’ to Hers
Science & Technology
Scarlett Johansson Says ChatGPT Voice ‘Similar’ to Hers

03:47 May 21, 2024

The American artificial intelligence company OpenAI has removed one of its ChatGPT voices. The move came after actor Scarlett Johansson said the voic…

Coin Collection to be Sold 100 Years after Owner’s Death
Arts & Culture
Coin Collection to be Sold 100 Years after Owner’s Death

05:17 May 20, 2024

A Danish businessman’s large coin collection is set to go on sale one hundred years after his death. The collection could be worth up to $72 million.…

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