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The Story of America’s First Novel
Arts & Culture
The Story of America’s First Novel

06:01 July 12, 2024

In the winter of 1789, around the time George Washington was elected as the first United States president, a printer quietly published what would bec…

US Farmers Use Tree from India to Produce Proteins and Biofuel
Science & Technology
US Farmers Use Tree from India to Produce Proteins and Biofuel

05:48 July 11, 2024

American farmers are using an ancient tree from India to produce beans for making protein-rich foods and biofuels. The tree is called pongamia. It is…

Who Were the Denisovans, Ancestors of Modern Humans?
Science & Technology
Who Were the Denisovans, Ancestors of Modern Humans?

07:05 July 11, 2024

Pieces of bones in a cave in the Tibetan highlands have given researchers new evidence of the mysterious human ancestors known as Denisovans. Interna…

Dog Weddings on the Rise in China
Arts & Culture
Dog Weddings on the Rise in China

03:27 July 10, 2024

It was a dream wedding in a lovely place, with beautiful clothing and a tasty wedding cake. This perfect wedding day in front of friends and family i…

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Cave Painting in Indonesia
Science & Technology
Scientists Find World’s Oldest Cave Painting in Indonesia

04:35 July 10, 2024

On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, scientists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting. The researchers used a laser to date the pai…

NASCAR Introduces Electric Racer to Explore Sustainable Technologies
Science & Technology
NASCAR Introduces Electric Racer to Explore Sustainable Technologies

06:27 July 10, 2024

The American professional racing organization, NASCAR, recently rolled out its first electric vehicle model to the public. Officials with the motorsp…

Decline of US Students in China Means Fewer Experts
Education
Decline of US Students in China Means Fewer Experts

05:52 July 9, 2024

The number of Americans studying in China has decreased by large amounts in recent years, from around 11,000 in 2019 to 800 this year. Some people wi…

Asia’s Richest Man Plans Costly Wedding for His Son
Arts & Culture
Asia’s Richest Man Plans Costly Wedding for His Son

04:07 July 9, 2024

Mukesh Ambani is known as the richest person in Asia. This week, his son is getting married. But the celebrations and parties began several months ag…

Researchers: Desert Moss Could Support Colonies on Mars
Science & Technology
Researchers: Desert Moss Could Support Colonies on Mars

03:12 July 9, 2024

Scientists have identified a kind of desert moss that could help support possible colonies on Mars, a study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences showed…

NATO Summit Aims to Increase Partnerships in Indo-Pacific
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NATO Summit Aims to Increase Partnerships in Indo-Pacific

07:33 July 9, 2024

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is seeking closer ties with non-member partners from Asia at its 2024 leaders meeting. It opened Tuesday in th…

Scientists Fear Bird Flu Pandemic Coming
Health & Lifestyle
Scientists Fear Bird Flu Pandemic Coming

06:44 July 8, 2024

Scientists studying the spread of bird flu in the United States say they worry about a lack of data in tracking the virus, called Type A H5N1. In rec…

How to Deal Safely with Poison Ivy in the Garden
Health & Lifestyle
How to Deal Safely with Poison Ivy in the Garden

05:19 July 8, 2024

Experienced gardeners have likely learned to look out for poison ivy, a common plant found across North America, Europe and East Asia. While this gre…

Boeing Admits Guilt in Two Deadly Plane Crashes
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Boeing Admits Guilt in Two Deadly Plane Crashes

06:18 July 8, 2024

American company Boeing will admit to criminal charges of wrongdoing linked to two deadly passenger jet crashes. The aerospace manufacturer will also…

UN Agency: China Leading AI Patents Race
Science & Technology
UN Agency: China Leading AI Patents Race

03:22 July 7, 2024

Recent United Nations data shows that China is ahead of other countries in filing patents for generative artificial intelligence (or GenAI) invention…

Nigeria’s Solar Projects Struggle to Power the Country
Science & Technology
Nigeria’s Solar Projects Struggle to Power the Country

07:03 July 7, 2024

About half of Nigeria’s 200 million people cannot get enough electricity from the country’s electrical grid. Many poor, rural communities have no ele…

NASA Chooses SpaceX to Build a Vehicle to Deorbit Space Station
Science & Technology
NASA Chooses SpaceX to Build a Vehicle to Deorbit Space Station

06:54 July 7, 2024

The U.S. space agency NASA has chosen SpaceX to produce a vehicle to take the International Space Station (ISS) out of orbit at the end of its servic…

The Volkswagen Beetle Is Still Popular in a Mexico City Neighborhood
Arts & Culture
The Volkswagen Beetle Is Still Popular in a Mexico City Neighborhood

05:43 July 5, 2024

German automaker Volkswagen (VW) ended production of its Beetle model in 2019. But some communities around the world are still demonstrating a lastin…

Researchers: Protecting 1% of Earth’s Surface Would Save Rare Wildlife
Science & Technology
Researchers: Protecting 1% of Earth’s Surface Would Save Rare Wildlife

05:29 July 4, 2024

A recent report by environmental researchers says that protecting 1.2 percent of the Earth’s land surface could prevent most extinctions. Extinction …

India’s Garbage-picking Jobs Made Worse by Extreme Heat
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India’s Garbage-picking Jobs Made Worse by Extreme Heat

05:01 July 4, 2024

Near Jammu, India, the smell of burning garbage, or waste material, spreads out for kilometers across the city. The site where the garbage is burned …

Independence Day in the US
Arts & Culture
Independence Day in the US

04:16 July 3, 2024

The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4. John Adams, who later became America’s second president, wrote to his wife in 1776 that …

Beryl May Mark Beginning of Dangerous Hurricane Season
Science & Technology
Beryl May Mark Beginning of Dangerous Hurricane Season

05:02 July 3, 2024

Weather experts say the storm Hurricane Beryl might represent the beginning of a very active and dangerous hurricane season. "It's the earliest Categ…

As AI Expands in Workplace, US States Seek to Train Workers to Use it
Science & Technology
As AI Expands in Workplace, US States Seek to Train Workers to Use it

06:08 July 3, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools continue to expand in the workplace. And some U.S. states have launched specialized programs to train workers on h…

Rural Student Bests University Competitors in China’s Math Contest
Education
Rural Student Bests University Competitors in China’s Math Contest

06:07 July 2, 2024

A 17-year-old vocational school student from rural China is being celebrated on social media after reaching the final round of a math competition. Sh…

Chinese Researchers Develop Robot Dogs to Assist the Blind
Science & Technology
Chinese Researchers Develop Robot Dogs to Assist the Blind

03:58 July 2, 2024

Researchers in Shanghai are developing a robot “guide dog” that could help blind people. The robot is currently being tested in Shanghai. The machine…

South Sudan: Home to World's Largest Land Mammal Migration
Science & Technology
South Sudan: Home to World's Largest Land Mammal Migration

05:56 July 2, 2024

South Sudan is home to what some wildlife experts say is the world’s largest land animal migration, or seasonal movement of animals. But government o…

Study: Ancient Pig-like Animal Shows Early Brain Development
Science & Technology
Study: Ancient Pig-like Animal Shows Early Brain Development

04:46 July 1, 2024

Researchers say a new study on an ancient pig-like animal is helping them learn more about brain development in mammals. The animal is known as Gordo…

How Heat Kills
Health & Lifestyle
How Heat Kills

09:49 July 1, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. As temperatures and humidity rise outside, what happens inside the human body can b…

US Supreme Court: Presidents Have Immunity for 'Official Acts'
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US Supreme Court: Presidents Have Immunity for 'Official Acts'

03:57 July 1, 2024

The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that American presidents have "immunity" from prosecution over what the ruling calls "official acts."…

Brazilian’s Soccer Shirt Collection Gets Guinness World Record
Arts & Culture
Brazilian’s Soccer Shirt Collection Gets Guinness World Record

03:25 June 30, 2024

Guinness World Records recently recognized a 41-year-old Brazilian man for having the world’s largest collection of soccer shirts. Cassio Brandão has…

California Energy Deal Marks Big Step for Geothermal Power
Science & Technology
California Energy Deal Marks Big Step for Geothermal Power

04:42 June 30, 2024

The method of making electricity from the Earth’s natural heat has been moving forward quietly for many years. Recently, that effort has reached a mi…

Astronauts’ Return Delayed as Boeing Aims to Fix Starliner Spacecraft
Science & Technology
Astronauts’ Return Delayed as Boeing Aims to Fix Starliner Spacecraft

05:40 June 30, 2024

Two American astronauts have been delayed at the International Space Station (ISS) while engineers try to fix problems with Boeing’s Starliner spacec…

Should Buildings where Deadly Shootings Happened Be Destroyed?
AS IT IS
Should Buildings where Deadly Shootings Happened Be Destroyed?

06:02 June 29, 2024

Deadly mass shootings have affected many American communities in recent years. These communities have had to face a decision: Do they keep the buildi…

Inspired by Olympics, Japanese Seniors Learn Breakdancing
Arts & Culture
Inspired by Olympics, Japanese Seniors Learn Breakdancing

04:21 June 28, 2024

Saruwaka Kiyoshie is a 74-year-old surfer and classical Japanese dancer. Now Saruwaka is interested in a new event for the 2024 Olympic Games in Pari…

Cows, Pigs Face Carbon Tax in Denmark
Science & Technology
Cows, Pigs Face Carbon Tax in Denmark

05:38 June 27, 2024

Denmark will tax farm animals such as cattle and pigs for releasing methane, a kind of greenhouse gas, starting in 2030. Some scientists think that g…

Nigeria’s ‘Happy City’ Is Helpless Against Rising Sea
Science & Technology
Nigeria’s ‘Happy City’ Is Helpless Against Rising Sea

06:49 June 27, 2024

The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro was founded in 1947. Often called a “Happy City,” it was meant to be a Christian utopia, or perfect place. …

Scientists Study Why Bird Flu Kills Some Animals, Not Others
Health & Lifestyle
Scientists Study Why Bird Flu Kills Some Animals, Not Others

05:25 June 27, 2024

Researchers are seeking to learn why bird flu kills some animals quickly but causes only moderate illness in others. In recent years, bird flu is bel…

Scientists Discover ‘Awakening’ Center of a Distant Galaxy
Science & Technology
Scientists Discover ‘Awakening’ Center of a Distant Galaxy

05:10 June 26, 2024

Space researchers have observed a big increase in energy at the center of a distant galaxy caused by a very large black hole. They say the discovery …

Demand for AI Computing Power Makes Nvidia a Top Valued Company
Science & Technology
Demand for AI Computing Power Makes Nvidia a Top Valued Company

06:31 June 26, 2024

Shares in American technology company Nvidia have risen sharply during the past year. The increases have given the company a market valuation of more…

US Cities Build Small Communities for the Homeless
AS IT IS
US Cities Build Small Communities for the Homeless

07:21 June 26, 2024

Some U.S. cities are building housing, called “micro communities,” that is meant to combat increasing homelessness. The housing units in these commun…

When Colleges Close, Some Students Never Go Back
Education
When Colleges Close, Some Students Never Go Back

06:20 June 25, 2024

University closures in the United States in recent years have left tens of thousands of students unsure about their education. Some face increased ri…

Wild Cat Is Back from Near Extinction
Science & Technology
Wild Cat Is Back from Near Extinction

05:29 June 25, 2024

A species of wild cat in Europe that was almost extinct, or about to disappear, over 20 years ago has returned. Last week, the International Union fo…

Chinese Spacecraft Brings Moon Samples Back to Earth
Science & Technology
Chinese Spacecraft Brings Moon Samples Back to Earth

04:09 June 25, 2024

A Chinese spacecraft has returned to Earth with rock and soil samples recently collected from the moon. A parachute Tuesday floated the unmanned Chan…

Brazil Aims to Become Major Rare Earths Supplier
Science & Technology
Brazil Aims to Become Major Rare Earths Supplier

07:33 June 24, 2024

Brazil aims to become a major producer of rare earth metals as Western countries push to gain supplies needed to manufacture high technology devices.…

Weight-loss Options for Children Are Hard to Get
Health & Lifestyle
Weight-loss Options for Children Are Hard to Get

09:32 June 24, 2024

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. For many parents in the United States, finding help for an overweight child is not …

Mysterious Structure Discovered in Nevada Desert
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Mysterious Structure Discovered in Nevada Desert

05:13 June 24, 2024

A mysterious rising structure has been discovered in a rural desert area in the western American state of Nevada. The tall, pillar-shaped object is b…

South Korea’s Ancient Tradition Revived with Social Media
Arts & Culture
South Korea’s Ancient Tradition Revived with Social Media

08:24 June 23, 2024

In South Korea, the prayer table of Lee Kyoung-hyun looks similar to those of Korean shamans from hundreds of years ago. It has statues of Buddha and…

NASA Says Nova Explosion to Be ‘Once-in-Lifetime’ Event in Night Sky
Science & Technology
NASA Says Nova Explosion to Be ‘Once-in-Lifetime’ Event in Night Sky

05:56 June 23, 2024

The American space agency NASA says a huge star explosion is expected to light up the night sky later this year. NASA describes it as a “once-in-a-li…

Summer Visitors Poison Trees to See Ocean Better
AS IT IS
Summer Visitors Poison Trees to See Ocean Better

03:44 June 23, 2024

A common subject for British mystery stories is a death at a seaside community. But in the northeastern state of Maine, mysterious, real deaths happe…

Candidate Uses AI Version of Self in British Election
AS IT IS
Candidate Uses AI Version of Self in British Election

04:35 June 22, 2024

When voters go to the polls in Brighton, England on July 4, they will get the chance to elect what some people are calling the first artificial intel…

Actor, 94, Does Her Own Stunts in Film 'Thelma'
Arts & Culture
Actor, 94, Does Her Own Stunts in Film 'Thelma'

05:36 June 21, 2024

Actor June Squibb is the star of Thelma, a new action-comedy about a grandmother seeking revenge. Her part in the film required many physically deman…

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