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In Senegal, Deaf Students Study alongside Others
Education
In Senegal, Deaf Students Study alongside Others

07:28 April 23, 2024

Mouhamed Sall and three other youths in Senegal are taking part in a new program to teach students with hearing loss. The currently small program joi…

What Countries, Industry, Activists Want in Plastics Treaty
AS IT IS
What Countries, Industry, Activists Want in Plastics Treaty

07:37 April 23, 2024

International negotiators are meeting in Canada’s capital to discuss writing a treaty to control plastic and pollution linked to it. The meeting in O…

South Korean Court Hears Climate Change Case Against Government
AS IT IS
South Korean Court Hears Climate Change Case Against Government

04:18 April 23, 2024

South Korea's Constitutional Court has begun hearing a case that accuses the government of failing to protect 200 people by not dealing with climate …

Climate Agencies: Europe Is Fastest-Warming Land Mass
Science & Technology
Climate Agencies: Europe Is Fastest-Warming Land Mass

05:29 April 22, 2024

A new report from two international climate agencies has found that Europe is the fastest-warming major land mass in the world. The report for 2023 i…

Report: 2023 a Big Year for Wind Energy Projects
Science & Technology
Report: 2023 a Big Year for Wind Energy Projects

04:40 April 22, 2024

A new report suggests that the world had its biggest year for new wind power projects in 2023. The Global Wind Report, published recently by the Glob…

April’s Gardening To-do List
Health & Lifestyle
April’s Gardening To-do List

09:25 April 22, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. For people who garden, April is an important month. Whether you live in the norther…

Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations Spread Among US Universities
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Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations Spread Among US Universities

05:28 April 22, 2024

Tensions over strong opinions about Israel’s war in Gaza are spreading at some universities around the United States. On Monday, Columbia University …

Ancient Snake Believed to Be Longer Than School Bus
Science & Technology
Ancient Snake Believed to Be Longer Than School Bus

03:09 April 21, 2024

An ancient giant snake in India may have been longer than a school bus and weighed up to a metric ton, researchers reported Thursday. Ancient remains…

NASA Seeks New Way to Bring Mars Rocks to Earth
Science & Technology
NASA Seeks New Way to Bring Mars Rocks to Earth

06:24 April 21, 2024

The American space agency NASA says it is seeking a faster, less costly plan to transport Martian rock samples to Earth. The search for a new plan co…

April 22 Marks Earth Day Anniversary
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April 22 Marks Earth Day Anniversary

03:50 April 21, 2024

Earth Day celebrates its 54th anniversary on Monday, April 22. On this date each year, millions of people around the world mark the importance of pro…

Activists Want US to Re-think Student Visa Policies for Africans
Education
Activists Want US to Re-think Student Visa Policies for Africans

08:07 April 20, 2024

Activists say visa denial rates for African students seeking higher education in the United States are too high. Fanta Aw is executive director of NA…

Giant Ocean Reptile Discovered by Father, Daughter
Science & Technology
Giant Ocean Reptile Discovered by Father, Daughter

05:13 April 20, 2024

An ancient fossil found by a girl and her father on a beach in England belongs to a creature that might have been among the largest animals ever on E…

Discover Milky Way’s Second-largest Known Black Hole
Science & Technology
Discover Milky Way’s Second-largest Known Black Hole

05:15 April 20, 2024

Astronomers have discovered a black hole with a mass about 33 times greater than that of our sun. It is the second biggest black hole known in the Mi…

Clothing Industry Wonders about Effect of AI on Models
Arts & Culture
Clothing Industry Wonders about Effect of AI on Models

08:34 April 19, 2024

Alexsandrah is a fashion model in London. She has a twin. But her twin is not her sister. The twin is a product of Artificial Intelligence, or AI. Wh…

Museum Tells Stories of Arab Americans
Arts & Culture
Museum Tells Stories of Arab Americans

04:47 April 19, 2024

Arab Americans have long been a part of life in the United States. A small museum in Dearborn, Michigan is trying to tell their stories. Called the A…

US Company Develops Cement-Making Method that Reduces Carbon
Science & Technology
US Company Develops Cement-Making Method that Reduces Carbon

05:47 April 18, 2024

An American cement maker has developed a technology that it says cuts levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) during production. The International Energy Agen…

Immigrant Workers Helped Prevent Economic Troubles in US
AS IT IS
Immigrant Workers Helped Prevent Economic Troubles in US

09:41 April 18, 2024

Economic experts and business owners in the United States say immigrant workers have helped keep the country from falling into a recession. Economist…

World Bank: Difference Between Rich, Poor Countries Is Growing
AS IT IS
World Bank: Difference Between Rich, Poor Countries Is Growing

06:52 April 18, 2024

Half of the world’s 75 poorest countries are getting poorer compared to the richest economies. That finding comes from the World Bank. The developmen…

Dinosaurs Displayed Fast Growth Rate Early
Science & Technology
Dinosaurs Displayed Fast Growth Rate Early

06:29 April 17, 2024

Dinosaurs existed for 165 million years. The animals’ evolutionary success was partly due to their fast growth rate. A new study finds that this patt…

Researchers Study Coffee’s Beginnings
Science & Technology
Researchers Study Coffee’s Beginnings

04:23 April 17, 2024

The coffee you had this morning could have its beginnings some 600,000 years ago. Using genes from coffee plants from around the world, researchers b…

Report: Bots Now Make Up Nearly Half of Worldwide Internet Traffic
Science & Technology
Report: Bots Now Make Up Nearly Half of Worldwide Internet Traffic

06:18 April 17, 2024

A report by a cybersecurity company suggests that nearly half of the world’s internet traffic is now produced by computer systems called bots. A bot …

Record Rainfall Closes Dubai’s Airport
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Record Rainfall Closes Dubai’s Airport

05:56 April 17, 2024

Record rainfall in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) flooded streets in the desert nation and closed Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. The state…

US Librarians Fear Penalties, Prison over Book Bans
Education
US Librarians Fear Penalties, Prison over Book Bans

05:29 April 16, 2024

An illustrated edition of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale was released in 2019. The book is widely considered a classic work about the opp…

Scientists: Coral Bleaching Happens Around the World
Science & Technology
Scientists: Coral Bleaching Happens Around the World

05:42 April 16, 2024

Scientists say coral reefs around the world, from Australia to Kenya, are experiencing bleaching for the fourth time in the last 30 years. They say t…

Report: Company Plans Major Human Testing of Brain-Computer Device
Science & Technology
Report: Company Plans Major Human Testing of Brain-Computer Device

05:40 April 16, 2024

A U.S.-based developer of a brain-computer implant is reportedly preparing to carry out major testing of its device on humans. The company is called …

Study Finds Many New Cancer Drugs Show Limited Success
Health & Lifestyle
Study Finds Many New Cancer Drugs Show Limited Success

04:51 April 15, 2024

A new study has found that 41 percent of cancer drugs receiving accelerated government approval do not improve survival or quality of life. The U.S. …

Trump Faces First-ever Criminal Trial of Former US President
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Trump Faces First-ever Criminal Trial of Former US President

04:23 April 15, 2024

The first criminal trial of a former American president opened Monday in New York City. Donald J. Trump faces 34 charges of falsifying business recor…

Drone Technology Fuels China-US Arms Race
AS IT IS
Drone Technology Fuels China-US Arms Race

05:54 April 15, 2024

United States and Chinese military planners are preparing for a new kind of warfare. The warfare of the future is likely to involve groups of air and…

More Undocumented Indian Migrants Enter the US through Canada
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More Undocumented Indian Migrants Enter the US through Canada

05:59 April 15, 2024

The number of Indian migrants entering the U.S. without legal permission has grown in recent years. In the past, Indian migrants interested in the U.…

Technology Helps Speed Up Tourist Entry into US
Science & Technology
Technology Helps Speed Up Tourist Entry into US

05:21 April 14, 2024

Piet De Staercke of Belgium, his wife and their two sons worried about how long it would take to get through passport control at Dulles Airport in Vi…

NASA Looks to Private Companies to Develop New Moon Vehicles
Science & Technology
NASA Looks to Private Companies to Develop New Moon Vehicles

05:56 April 14, 2024

The American space agency NASA has announced new efforts to develop and test vehicles designed to explore the moon. Earlier this month, NASA said it …

Serbian Center Cares for Old, Forgotten Animals
Health & Lifestyle
Serbian Center Cares for Old, Forgotten Animals

05:49 April 14, 2024

Serbian Zeljko Ilicic saved his first horse from death 12 years ago and found his calling. Ilicic is now 43. He set up the Balkan country’s only hors…

Top US Colleges Will Cost $90,000 or More; Most Students Pay Less
Education
Top US Colleges Will Cost $90,000 or More; Most Students Pay Less

05:29 April 13, 2024

The cost of attending a top college in the United States could be as much as $95,000 this year. That total includes tuition as well as meals and livi…

Some Americans Turn to Content Creation for Work
AS IT IS
Some Americans Turn to Content Creation for Work

05:14 April 13, 2024

In a social media video, American Grace Xu told her 300,000 TikTok followers she was likely to lose her job. She was right, she tells them in a later…

In India, Some Say Natural Farming Is Answer to Extreme Weather
AS IT IS
In India, Some Say Natural Farming Is Answer to Extreme Weather

06:14 April 13, 2024

There is a strong smell that comes off Ratna Raju’s farm in the southern Andhra Pradesh state of India. The smell comes from a mixture of natural mat…

In Tokyo Neighborhood, Artistic Toilets Get Attention
Arts & Culture
In Tokyo Neighborhood, Artistic Toilets Get Attention

03:40 April 12, 2024

Tokyo visitors can now join a special tour of one of the Japanese city's modern wonders: its public toilets. Penelope Panczuk recently went on the To…

Near-miss Cyberattack Worries Officials, Tech Industry
Science & Technology
Near-miss Cyberattack Worries Officials, Tech Industry

05:00 April 12, 2024

German software developer Andres Freund was running performance tests last month when he noticed strange behavior in a little-known program. He decid…

Globes Remain Popular — Even with Google Earth
Arts & Culture
Globes Remain Popular — Even with Google Earth

09:10 April 11, 2024

Next time you see a globe, close your eyes, and turn it quickly so it spins. Then stop it with your finger. Chances are that you will stop on a body …

Tech Companies Want to Build Artificial General Intelligence
Science & Technology
Tech Companies Want to Build Artificial General Intelligence

07:24 April 11, 2024

In the middle of the 20th century, computer scientists dreamed of building a computer as smart as humans. Now, tech companies are in a race to build …

Floods Hit Russia and Kazakhstan After Dam Failure, Heavy Rains
AS IT IS
Floods Hit Russia and Kazakhstan After Dam Failure, Heavy Rains

04:30 April 11, 2024

Cities and towns in western Russia and Kazakhstan are facing heavy flooding. Europe's third-longest river, the Ural, burst a dam causing floods that …

OpenAI Introduces Voice Cloning Tool, But Waits for Public Release
Science & Technology
OpenAI Introduces Voice Cloning Tool, But Waits for Public Release

06:10 April 10, 2024

ChatGPT developer OpenAI has introduced a new tool that it says can reproduce human voices with just a short audio sample. The tool is among several …

Peru Claims World’s Oldest Person Ever at Age 124
Health & Lifestyle
Peru Claims World’s Oldest Person Ever at Age 124

04:01 April 10, 2024

Peru's Andes Mountains might be home to the oldest person ever to have lived — at the age of 124. The South American country’s government has claimed…

Where Will China Sell Its Electric Cars, Solar Panels?
AS IT IS
Where Will China Sell Its Electric Cars, Solar Panels?

05:43 April 10, 2024

China can produce and sell a lot of very low-cost electric vehicles and solar panels. This worries the U.S. Treasury Department, President Joe Biden …

Report Finds Amazon Tribe Has High Mercury Levels
AS IT IS
Report Finds Amazon Tribe Has High Mercury Levels

08:43 April 10, 2024

The Yanomami tribe of Brazil is the largest native tribe in the Amazon rainforest. The group has little contact with the rest of Brazil. But a recent…

Officials: Air Quality Is Problem at US Schools
Education
Officials: Air Quality Is Problem at US Schools

04:48 April 9, 2024

During the COVID-19 pandemic, public officials brought renewed attention to indoor air quality in schools. Improving ventilation and airflow was cons…

EU Climate Agency: Another Record High Temperature for March
Science & Technology
EU Climate Agency: Another Record High Temperature for March

05:47 April 9, 2024

The European Union’s climate agency, Copernicus, says the world’s temperature averaged 14.14 degrees Celsius in March. The latest monthly temperature…

Study Aims to Find Out Why Some People Are Left-handed
Science & Technology
Study Aims to Find Out Why Some People Are Left-handed

05:34 April 9, 2024

What do Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and Bill Gates have in common – aside from their fame? They are all left-handed. But why are 10 percent of people le…

US Officials Warn of Increase in Bacterial Illnesses That Could Be Deadly
Health & Lifestyle
US Officials Warn of Increase in Bacterial Illnesses That Could Be Deadly

03:04 April 8, 2024

United States health officials are warning of an increase in rare bacterial illnesses that can lead to meningitis. It is a serious and often deadly d…

Study: Humans Give More Viruses to Animals Than They Give Us
Health & Lifestyle
Study: Humans Give More Viruses to Animals Than They Give Us

05:05 April 8, 2024

Some of the deadliest diseases to infect humans have come from pathogens that jumped from animals to people. The virus that causes AIDS, for example,…

Vatican Opposes Sex Change Operations, Surrogacy
AS IT IS
Vatican Opposes Sex Change Operations, Surrogacy

05:15 April 8, 2024

The Roman Catholic Church has declared its opposition to sex change operations and surrogacy. The Vatican said those activities violate human dignity…

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