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Vatican Opposes Sex Change Operations, Surrogacy
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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…

America’s Best-selling Vehicle Still on Top after 42 Years
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America’s Best-selling Vehicle Still on Top after 42 Years

04:34 April 8, 2024

America’s best-selling vehicle has not changed during the past 42 years. And some people might be surprised to learn that the top seller is not a car…

NASA Wants Faster Clock for Moon
Science & Technology
NASA Wants Faster Clock for Moon

03:07 April 7, 2024

The American space agency NASA says it wants to come up with an out-of-this-world way to follow time on its own clock for the moon. It would not be c…

In Taiwan, Civic Group Combats False News with Patience
Science & Technology
In Taiwan, Civic Group Combats False News with Patience

07:58 April 7, 2024

Fake News Cleaner is one of several organizations in Taiwan that fights false information on the internet. Other fact-checking groups include Co-fact…

Mars Explorer Arrives at New Area in Search for Evidence of Water, Life
Science & Technology
Mars Explorer Arrives at New Area in Search for Evidence of Water, Life

05:27 April 7, 2024

The American space agency’s Mars explorer, Curiosity, has reached a new area of the planet Mars as it searches for evidence of water and possible lif…

What Will Students Tell Colleges on Their Applications This Year?
Education
What Will Students Tell Colleges on Their Applications This Year?

09:08 April 6, 2024

Students like Jeannie Tarnue of Annandale, Virginia, have a chance to say a lot about themselves on their college applications. They can tell about c…

As Climate Changes, Herders Feed Reindeer
Science & Technology
As Climate Changes, Herders Feed Reindeer

04:05 April 6, 2024

As he drives slowly across snow, Nils Mathis Sara drops food on the ground for hundreds of his reindeer to eat. His animals live in Finnmark, the nor…

Officials Plan to End Monkey Invasion in Thai City
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Officials Plan to End Monkey Invasion in Thai City

04:49 April 6, 2024

Wildlife officials in Thailand released a plan on Wednesday to bring peace to a central city after at least 10 years of human-monkey conflict. The ma…

Beyoncé’s Newest Record Dives into Country Music History
Arts & Culture
Beyoncé’s Newest Record Dives into Country Music History

03:52 April 5, 2024

American music star Beyoncé released her new album Cowboy Carter last week. The singer said the country music record was born of an earlier experienc…

Taiwan Is Prepared to Deal with Earthquakes
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Taiwan Is Prepared to Deal with Earthquakes

06:30 April 5, 2024

On April 3, Taiwan was hit by its most powerful earthquake in 25 years. The earthquake killed at least 12 people and injured more than 1,000. The ear…

Deforestation, Severe Weather Worsen Disasters in Indonesia
Science & Technology
Deforestation, Severe Weather Worsen Disasters in Indonesia

08:21 April 4, 2024

The heavy rains and flooding in early March destroyed homes and killed people in West Sumatra. It marked the latest deadly natural disaster in Indone…

Limited Water Affects People Around the World
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Limited Water Affects People Around the World

10:20 April 4, 2024

People around the world are worried that water for drinking, cooking and cleaning is getting harder to find. Many believe changes in their climate ar…

World Central Kitchen Saves Lives with Food
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World Central Kitchen Saves Lives with Food

03:57 April 4, 2024

Seven World Central Kitchen workers died in an Israeli airstrike on April 1 in Gaza. The killings disrupted a flow of badly needed food into Gaza, as…

In Romania, Europe Builds a Powerful Laser
Science & Technology
In Romania, Europe Builds a Powerful Laser

05:40 April 3, 2024

Engineer Antonia Toma works at a research center in Romania that holds one of the world’s most powerful operating lasers. Recently, Toma studied the …

Where Did Modern Humans Go after Africa?
Science & Technology
Where Did Modern Humans Go after Africa?

05:00 April 3, 2024

A new study offers an answer to the question of where early humans traveled after leaving Africa. Scientists say modern humans, or Homo sapiens, deve…

Google to Destroy Billions of Personal Data Files as Part of Legal Settlement
Science & Technology
Google to Destroy Billions of Personal Data Files as Part of Legal Settlement

05:06 April 3, 2024

Google has agreed to destroy billions of personal data records to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of secretly following users’ internet act…

US Prisoners Suing to Watch Total Eclipse after Lockdown Order
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US Prisoners Suing to Watch Total Eclipse after Lockdown Order

05:38 April 3, 2024

Prisoners in the U.S. state of New York have taken legal action against the state corrections department. They started the measure over the state’s d…

Study: Free School Meals Linked to Reduction in Childhood Obesity
Education
Study: Free School Meals Linked to Reduction in Childhood Obesity

07:36 April 2, 2024

Research published in March found that a free meal program in schools was connected with a reduction in childhood obesity in the United States. Anna …

Scientists Learn More about Black Hole at Center of Our Galaxy
Science & Technology
Scientists Learn More about Black Hole at Center of Our Galaxy

05:10 April 2, 2024

Researchers recently announced that they have found qualities of the main black hole in our Milky Way Galaxy that they did not know about before. Bla…

UN Estimates the World Wastes 19 Percent of its Food
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UN Estimates the World Wastes 19 Percent of its Food

04:54 April 2, 2024

A United Nations report says that even with hunger being a problem, the world wastes about 19 percent of the food it produces. The report said the wa…

Gmail Launched 20 Years Ago on April Fools’ Day
Science & Technology
Gmail Launched 20 Years Ago on April Fools’ Day

05:54 April 1, 2024

When Google launched Gmail in 2004, it quickly grew into one of the internet’s most popular email services. At the time, though, many people thought …

How Well Does Your Dog Understand You?
Science & Technology
How Well Does Your Dog Understand You?

04:28 April 1, 2024

Dog owners know that their dogs understand and answer commands such as “sit” and “stay.” Many believe that dogs also understand words connected to th…

Scientists Identify Building Blocks of Milky Way
Science & Technology
Scientists Identify Building Blocks of Milky Way

04:55 April 1, 2024

Researchers have identified two ancient star groupings that appear to be among the Milky Way Galaxy’s earliest parts. The structures are named after …

AI Chatbots to Help with Mental Health Struggles
Health & Lifestyle
AI Chatbots to Help with Mental Health Struggles

06:49 April 1, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. The mental health chatbot Earkick greets users with a friendly-looking panda that c…

Hyperloop Center Aims to Develop Transport Technology
Science & Technology
Hyperloop Center Aims to Develop Transport Technology

04:08 March 31, 2024

A 420-meter white steel tube running alongside a railway line in the northern Netherlands could be the start of a new kind of transportation for peop…

NASA Seeks New Discoveries During Total Solar Eclipse
Science & Technology
NASA Seeks New Discoveries During Total Solar Eclipse

06:45 March 31, 2024

Scientists plan to closely study next week’s total solar eclipse to learn new things about the sun and our own planet. The eclipse can be seen on Apr…

Bamboo Sees Growing Interest in Uganda
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Bamboo Sees Growing Interest in Uganda

04:23 March 31, 2024

Bamboo farming is on the rise in Uganda. The strong and fast-growing crop is seen by the East African government as having real growth possibility. A…

Germany Aims to Increase Educational Choices for Its Youth
Education
Germany Aims to Increase Educational Choices for Its Youth

08:51 March 30, 2024

Many European countries have programs that help place students in careers at a young age. In Germany, some students move into education programs at t…

Scientists Say Bird Flu Is Hurting World’s Seal Population
Science & Technology
Scientists Say Bird Flu Is Hurting World’s Seal Population

05:47 March 30, 2024

An ongoing bird flu outbreak has killed tens of thousands of seals and sea lions in several parts of the world. Scientists said the virus’ spread als…

Debate over Whether Protections Could Have Saved Baltimore Bridge
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Debate over Whether Protections Could Have Saved Baltimore Bridge

06:03 March 30, 2024

In 2007, when a 274-meter-long container ship struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, it stood firm. No one died, either on the ship or the road…

AI-operated Robots Write Letters for Humans
Science & Technology
AI-operated Robots Write Letters for Humans

04:26 March 29, 2024

Humans have been writing by hand for thousands of years. Since ancient times, people have used every tool imaginable to share information, do busines…

Cherry Trees to Be Removed in Washington Improvement Project
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Cherry Trees to Be Removed in Washington Improvement Project

05:23 March 29, 2024

Washington D.C. officials say some of the city’s famous cherry trees will need to be cut down as part of a major improvement project. Up to 1.5 milli…

Study Describes More Details on Asteroid’s Crash with Spacecraft
Science & Technology
Study Describes More Details on Asteroid’s Crash with Spacecraft

05:10 March 28, 2024

Scientists say new research confirms results of an earlier study suggesting the crash of a spacecraft into an asteroid changed the shape of the targe…

Study of 'Twin' Stars Suggests Many Planets Might Be Exiles
Science & Technology
Study of 'Twin' Stars Suggests Many Planets Might Be Exiles

05:56 March 28, 2024

A new study involving stars that formed together shows how lucky Earth is to be in a normal planetary system. Researchers studied 91 pairs of stars t…

Small Living Space Returns as Housing Prices Rise in US
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Small Living Space Returns as Housing Prices Rise in US

05:33 March 28, 2024

Barbara Peraza-Garcia is from Venezuela. She lives in a single-room apartment in Seattle, Washington with her family. The family includes her partner…

How to Find AI ‘Deepfake’ Images
Science & Technology
How to Find AI ‘Deepfake’ Images

05:42 March 27, 2024

Fake photos, videos, and audio are spreading online as a result of the rise and misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. And it is getting harde…

Florida Approves Law Banning Social Media for Children under 14
Science & Technology
Florida Approves Law Banning Social Media for Children under 14

05:38 March 27, 2024

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a law that bans children in the state under the age of 14 from having a social media account. The meas…

Coffee Growers Worry about New EU Anti-deforestation Rules
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Coffee Growers Worry about New EU Anti-deforestation Rules

06:46 March 27, 2024

Coffee growers in many countries are worried about a new European rule designed to prevent deforestation. Deforestation describes when developers cut…

Kenyans Build Sand Dams to Keep Water
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Kenyans Build Sand Dams to Keep Water

05:41 March 27, 2024

In southeastern Kenya earlier this year, people from Kasengela village built a special kind of dam. The barrier is called a sand dam. It reduces wate…

Australia Tightens Visa Rule for Foreign Students
Education
Australia Tightens Visa Rule for Foreign Students

03:29 March 26, 2024

Australia will soon begin enforcing stricter visa rules for foreign students. The move comes as official data showed migration hit another record hig…

Ship Crash Collapses Major Highway Bridge in Baltimore
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Ship Crash Collapses Major Highway Bridge in Baltimore

03:57 March 26, 2024

A container ship smashed into a major bridge in Baltimore, Maryland early Tuesday, causing it to collapse. The accident sent several vehicles and peo…

Hungry Gazans Eat Wild Plant to Survive
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Hungry Gazans Eat Wild Plant to Survive

05:00 March 26, 2024

The United Nations Security Council is demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Some members are concerned that a famine might have begun.…

Creature Offers Clues on Amphibian Evolution
Science & Technology
Creature Offers Clues on Amphibian Evolution

05:46 March 25, 2024

Scientists recently studied the fossil of a creature that lived in what is now the U.S. state of Texas about 270 million years ago. They named it Ker…

UN Report: Electronic Waste Is Piling up
Science & Technology
UN Report: Electronic Waste Is Piling up

06:03 March 25, 2024

A United Nations report warns that no longer used electronics, called “e-waste,” is increasing worldwide. It adds that recycling rates of e-waste rem…

New Way to Fight Brain Cancer Shows Promise
Health & Lifestyle
New Way to Fight Brain Cancer Shows Promise

06:20 March 25, 2024

A new way to fight an extremely aggressive kind of brain tumor is showing promise in two experiments with a small number of patients. For the experim…

In Vietnam, People Leave Mekong Delta to Find Jobs in City
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In Vietnam, People Leave Mekong Delta to Find Jobs in City

06:12 March 25, 2024

Eleven-year-old twins Dao Bao Tran and her brother Do Hoang Trung live on a houseboat in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. But their dreams take them far away.…

US Quickly Adds Storage Centers for Electricity
Science & Technology
US Quickly Adds Storage Centers for Electricity

06:58 March 24, 2024

U.S. electricity providers are quickly adding batteries to store electricity in large amounts. The batteries are mainly ones called lithium-ion batte…

Study of Polyglots Shows How Brain Deals with Language
Science & Technology
Study of Polyglots Shows How Brain Deals with Language

05:05 March 24, 2024

Most people around the world speak one or two languages. But some can speak three or more. These people are called polyglots. And they are helping re…

NASA: Starship Test Flight Marked Progress toward Moon Landing Plans
Science & Technology
NASA: Starship Test Flight Marked Progress toward Moon Landing Plans

05:16 March 24, 2024

The American space agency NASA says the recent test flight of SpaceX’s Starship rocket demonstrated progress in several important areas even though t…

For Many Reasons, Fewer Chinese Students Attend US Schools
Education
For Many Reasons, Fewer Chinese Students Attend US Schools

09:30 March 23, 2024

The U.S. State Department says there were about 20,000 fewer visas issued to Chinese students last year compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic. Aft…

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