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Report: 2023 a Big Year for Renewable Energy
Science & Technology
Report: 2023 a Big Year for Renewable Energy

04:37 May 9, 2024

A recent report says that 2023 was a record-breaking year for renewable energy sources. Ember, a research group based in London, reported that, for t…

US Withholds Offensive Weapons as Israel Plans Rafah Attack
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US Withholds Offensive Weapons as Israel Plans Rafah Attack

05:18 May 9, 2024

U.S. President Joe Biden said he would suspend a shipment of some weapons to Israel. U.S. officials are concerned about Israel’s plan to expand a mil…

Japanese Town Aims to Block View of Mount Fuji to Reduce Tourists
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Japanese Town Aims to Block View of Mount Fuji to Reduce Tourists

04:53 May 9, 2024

A Japanese town hopes to keep out crowds of visitors by building a large barrier to block views of the country’s tallest mountain, Mount Fuji. The to…

Orangutan Appears to Use Plant to Treat Wound
Science & Technology
Orangutan Appears to Use Plant to Treat Wound

04:16 May 8, 2024

Researchers say a wild orangutan in Indonesia appeared to use a medicinal plant to treat a wound it had suffered. The observation represents the late…

New Research Shows How Early Humans Lived Before Agriculture
Science & Technology
New Research Shows How Early Humans Lived Before Agriculture

03:38 May 8, 2024

A recent study shows that people who lived in caves in North Africa had already started to add a lot of plants to their diet about 15,000 years ago. …

Report: US Military Falling Behind in Sea Drone Development
Science & Technology
Report: US Military Falling Behind in Sea Drone Development

06:31 May 8, 2024

U.S. efforts to expand the use of sea drones to defend against possible military threats are reportedly falling behind because of other American defe…

US Campus Protests Spread to Europe
Education
US Campus Protests Spread to Europe

06:23 May 7, 2024

The pro-Palestinian protests at colleges across the United States have spread to campuses in Europe. On Tuesday, German police broke up a protest by …

Extreme Heat Closes Schools, Widens Learning Gap
Education
Extreme Heat Closes Schools, Widens Learning Gap

06:07 May 7, 2024

Hena Khan is a ninth-grade student in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She struggled to keep attention on her studies last week as temperatures rose above 43 degre…

Boeing Delays First Crewed Launch of Starliner Spacecraft
Science & Technology
Boeing Delays First Crewed Launch of Starliner Spacecraft

04:21 May 7, 2024

The first crewed test of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft was postponed Tuesday because of a problem with the rocket system. Officials stopped the launc…

More Money Going to African Climate Startups
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More Money Going to African Climate Startups

05:40 May 7, 2024

Financial support for climate technology startups in Africa from the private sector is growing. Businesses have raised more than $3.4 billion since 2…

Columbia University Cancels Main Graduation Event
Education
Columbia University Cancels Main Graduation Event

03:09 May 6, 2024

New York City’s Columbia University announced Monday that it would cancel its main end-of-year event, or commencement, scheduled for May 15. The deci…

Madonna Draws 1.6 Million to Free Concert on Brazil's Copacabana Beach
Arts & Culture
Madonna Draws 1.6 Million to Free Concert on Brazil's Copacabana Beach

05:20 May 6, 2024

American pop music star Madonna performed before an estimated 1.6 million people on Saturday at Brazil’s famous Copacabana Beach. The outdoor show in…

Scientists Argue over Intelligence of T. Rex
Science & Technology
Scientists Argue over Intelligence of T. Rex

03:51 May 6, 2024

A group of scientists has disputed a study published last year that estimated the intelligence of the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex to be similar to a b…

Alzheimer's Drug Available, But Sales Slow
Health & Lifestyle
Alzheimer's Drug Available, But Sales Slow

08:32 May 6, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s memory, thinking and behavior. The first dru…

Old Recordings Gain New Listeners in Brazil
Arts & Culture
Old Recordings Gain New Listeners in Brazil

08:32 May 5, 2024

Plastic music recordings, or vinyl records, are popular again in Brazil. In 2023, more records were sold than compact discs (CDs) and DVDs for the fi…

Scientists Explore How to Grow Crops on Mars
Science & Technology
Scientists Explore How to Grow Crops on Mars

04:39 May 5, 2024

For future humans to survive long periods on Mars, growing food on the planet is a must. It would be too costly and risky to rely upon rocket deliver…

NASA Extends Laser Communication in Space to 226 Million Kilometers
Science & Technology
NASA Extends Laser Communication in Space to 226 Million Kilometers

05:27 May 5, 2024

The American space agency NASA has completed a new experiment that sent data over 226 million kilometers in space. The result marks a major improveme…

Protesters Want to Influence College Investment Policy
Education
Protesters Want to Influence College Investment Policy

07:17 May 4, 2024

Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City; the University of California, Berkeley; Brown University in Rhode Island and others are c…

Driverless Trucks Set to Hit US Highways
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Driverless Trucks Set to Hit US Highways

06:00 May 4, 2024

An American company is preparing to launch a series of driverless trucks to transport goods on a major public highway. Aurora Innovation says it plan…

Chilean Company Uses AI to Reproduce Turtle Soup
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Chilean Company Uses AI to Reproduce Turtle Soup

02:52 May 4, 2024

Chilean food company NotCo has been working on a popular meal for people in Latin America and Asia: turtle soup. The meal tastes like turtle soup but…

Ramen Is Becoming More Popular Worldwide
Arts & Culture
Ramen Is Becoming More Popular Worldwide

04:27 May 3, 2024

Ramen is a kind of Japanese noodle dish. It might be the world’s favorite Japanese food. Ramen has increased in popularity in the U.S., South Korea a…

China to Launch Spacecraft to Far Side of the Moon
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China to Launch Spacecraft to Far Side of the Moon

05:47 May 3, 2024

China launched a spacecraft to the moon’s far side on Friday in a mission that aims to bring lunar soil and rocks to Earth. A Long March 5 rocket car…

US Colleges Have Different Outcomes from Protests over Gaza War
Education
US Colleges Have Different Outcomes from Protests over Gaza War

07:07 May 2, 2024

Police have removed encampments, released tear gas and arrested protesters on college campuses around the United States. At Columbia University, New …

Restaurant Showing Only Women’s Sports to Expand in US
Arts & Culture
Restaurant Showing Only Women’s Sports to Expand in US

07:57 May 2, 2024

There is a place in Portland, Oregon where people like to spend time enjoying food and drinks and watching sports on television. Places like it are c…

What Causes Severe Rainfall in Kenya?
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What Causes Severe Rainfall in Kenya?

04:57 May 2, 2024

Heavy rains and severe flooding have been hitting Kenya since March. They are among the most disastrous rainstorms to hit the East African country in…

Police Clear Protest Camps at Several US Colleges
Education
Police Clear Protest Camps at Several US Colleges

04:52 May 1, 2024

American college officials in New York City and Los Angeles have asked police to remove protesters occupying college buildings and grounds over the p…

New Research Learns Evolution of Flowering Plants
Science & Technology
New Research Learns Evolution of Flowering Plants

04:42 May 1, 2024

Flowering plants are very important to Earth’s ecosystems. They are necessary for life on Earth. Flowering plants are also called angiosperms. They a…

How TikTok’s Technology Makes the Service Popular
Science & Technology
How TikTok’s Technology Makes the Service Popular

07:10 May 1, 2024

A recent American law requires TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, to sell the company’s U.S. operations within nine months or face a nationwide ban. …

Taliban Aiming to Bring Visitors to Afghanistan
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Taliban Aiming to Bring Visitors to Afghanistan

05:51 May 1, 2024

A school for tourism and hotel management has opened its doors to students in Kabul, Afghanistan. The students are of different ages and their levels…

Language Is 'What Makes Us Human' in New Children's Book
Education
Language Is 'What Makes Us Human' in New Children's Book

05:22 April 30, 2024

See if you know the answer to this riddle: “I have been around for a very long time. Longer than toys, dogs, or anyone you know. “My roots go back ma…

Scientists Concerned about Bird Flu Among Cows
Science & Technology
Scientists Concerned about Bird Flu Among Cows

06:02 April 30, 2024

The United States plans new rules for the movement of dairy cows between states because of concerns about a bird flu outbreak. The virus is called Ty…

Laotian Immigrant with Cancer Among Winners of Lottery Prize
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Laotian Immigrant with Cancer Among Winners of Lottery Prize

05:22 April 30, 2024

A Laotian immigrant who has battled cancer for eight years will share hundreds of millions of dollars with a friend after winning a game of chance. F…

Huge 3D Printer Aims to Cut Building Time, Labor Costs
Science & Technology
Huge 3D Printer Aims to Cut Building Time, Labor Costs

05:07 April 29, 2024

American researchers have developed a new model of what they say is the largest 3D printer in the world. The device is designed to build full-sized h…

Five Tips to Get Better Sleep
Health & Lifestyle
Five Tips to Get Better Sleep

04:43 April 29, 2024

Do you spend too many nights trying to fall asleep? You are not alone. Nearly one-third of American adults say they do not get the suggested seven to…

Study: Most Americans Need More Sleep
Health & Lifestyle
Study: Most Americans Need More Sleep

05:09 April 29, 2024

Less than half of Americans say they are getting enough sleep, according to a recent opinion study by the Gallup organization. The poll found that 57…

Officials, Citizens Struggling with High Heat in Southeast Asia
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Officials, Citizens Struggling with High Heat in Southeast Asia

05:18 April 29, 2024

Officials closed schools and issued health warnings as a deadly heat wave has spread across Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, the education ministr…

Corals May Have Been First Glow-in-the-Dark Animals
Science & Technology
Corals May Have Been First Glow-in-the-Dark Animals

03:55 April 28, 2024

A new study suggests ancient corals found deep in the ocean were the first animals to glow in the dark. To glow means to shine a steady light. Many a…

Why Is Methane Gas Coming Out of the Ground on Mars?
Science & Technology
Why Is Methane Gas Coming Out of the Ground on Mars?

06:28 April 28, 2024

Scientists are seeking to find out what is producing the slow release of methane gas on Mars. Methane often results from biological processes. On Ear…

In Vietnam, New Rice Growing Methods Aim to Reduce Methane
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In Vietnam, New Rice Growing Methods Aim to Reduce Methane

06:42 April 28, 2024

Farmers in Vietnam are growing rice using a new method thought to reduce emissions of methane gas and labor costs. The method is called alternate wet…

US Universities Concerned about Protests During Graduation Ceremonies
Education
US Universities Concerned about Protests During Graduation Ceremonies

07:25 April 27, 2024

New York City police recently arrested students at Columbia University who were protesting the war between Israel and Hamas. The University of Southe…

‘Pillbot’ Could Explore Inner Human Body
Health & Lifestyle
‘Pillbot’ Could Explore Inner Human Body

03:15 April 27, 2024

A new, small robotic camera designed to be swallowed for use in medical examinations was recently demonstrated at a conference in Canada. The device …

Study: Nearly Half of Large Chinese Cities Are Sinking
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Study: Nearly Half of Large Chinese Cities Are Sinking

05:06 April 27, 2024

A new study suggests that nearly half of major cities in China show signs of sinking. The study is based on recent satellite data. It estimated that …

AI Tries Hand at Blending Coffee in Finland
Arts & Culture
AI Tries Hand at Blending Coffee in Finland

03:01 April 26, 2024

Human experts spend years roasting and tasting coffee from many places to learn about the beans. They might then combine a coffee bean from Africa wi…

WHO Clarifies What It Means for Disease to Spread ‘Through the Air’
Health & Lifestyle
WHO Clarifies What It Means for Disease to Spread ‘Through the Air’

04:20 April 26, 2024

International health experts have agreed on a new definition of what it means for a disease to spread “through the air.” The agreement came after the…

Lawmakers Aim to Bar Restrictions on Books at Public Libraries
Education
Lawmakers Aim to Bar Restrictions on Books at Public Libraries

05:38 April 25, 2024

Minnesota is one of several states where lawmakers are considering laws to make it harder for people to get books removed from public libraries. The …

What Happened When India Banned TikTok
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What Happened When India Banned TikTok

04:49 April 25, 2024

The hugely popular Chinese app TikTok may be forced out of the United States. Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed into law a conditional ban of the…

Indigenous Brazilians Push Back Against a State Oil Drilling Plan
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Indigenous Brazilians Push Back Against a State Oil Drilling Plan

07:59 April 25, 2024

Brazil’s state-run oil company, Petrobras, wants to look for oil near the nation’s northeastern coast. Ibama is Brazil’s environmental agency. The ag…

What to Do If Your Personal Data Has Been Exposed
Science & Technology
What to Do If Your Personal Data Has Been Exposed

06:53 April 24, 2024

As more of our lives move online, the risk of our personal data being stolen or misused is increasing. Personal data includes email addresses, phone …

US to Require Sale or Ban of TikTok
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US to Require Sale or Ban of TikTok

06:12 April 24, 2024

American President Joe Biden signed a law Wednesday that would ban the video sharing service TikTok if its Chinese owner, ByteDance, fails to sell it…

Study: Climate Change Could Cost $38 Trillion by 2050
Science & Technology
Study: Climate Change Could Cost $38 Trillion by 2050

06:03 April 24, 2024

A new study from a German research group says climate change will reduce everyone’s income by about 19 percent over the next 25 years. That would be …

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