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How International Students Should Think about Writing, AI
Education
How International Students Should Think about Writing, AI

08:55 February 24, 2024

Students must learn academic writing and research methods when moving from high school to college. That is why universities require a first-year writ…

Keeper Wants You to Know Vatican’s Secrets
Arts & Culture
Keeper Wants You to Know Vatican’s Secrets

07:36 February 24, 2024

The Roman Catholic Church has been trying for years to inform the public that its “secret” collection of documents is not secret. The Vatican has ope…

Hot Seawater Hurts Coral Restoration Effort in Florida Keys
Science & Technology
Hot Seawater Hurts Coral Restoration Effort in Florida Keys

04:42 February 24, 2024

Government scientists are aiming to replace coral at seven places off the Florida Keys island group. But The Associated Press reports three fourths o…

Poland’s Traditional Dance Honored by UNESCO
Arts & Culture
Poland’s Traditional Dance Honored by UNESCO

05:56 February 23, 2024

The polonaise is a traditional Polish dance that was once banned in the country. Now, the United Nations is honoring the dance. UNESCO stands for the…

Cuban Biologists Solve Mysteries of Bird Migration
Science & Technology
Cuban Biologists Solve Mysteries of Bird Migration

05:28 February 23, 2024

Researchers from Cuba are working with a Canadian partner to learn more about migratory birds that travel between North America and Cuba each year. D…

Private Spacecraft Makes First US Moon Landing in More than 50 Years
Science & Technology
Private Spacecraft Makes First US Moon Landing in More than 50 Years

04:59 February 23, 2024

A private spacecraft has successfully touched down on the moon, marking the first U.S. lunar landing in more than 50 years. The American space agency…

Science Celebrating 200 Years of Dinosaur Research
Science & Technology
Science Celebrating 200 Years of Dinosaur Research

07:45 February 22, 2024

On February 20, 1824, British scientist and Christian clergyman William Buckland spoke before the Geological Society of London. He described the find…

Report: Language, Traditions Central to National Identity
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Report: Language, Traditions Central to National Identity

09:34 February 22, 2024

Luciana de Oliveira considers herself transnational. That means she is more than one nationality. de Oliveira grew up in Brazil, but she moved to the…

US State Court Rules Embryos Can Be Considered Children
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US State Court Rules Embryos Can Be Considered Children

05:59 February 22, 2024

The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law. The ruling immediately influenced the way fert…

Musk: Neuralink Patient Able to Control Computer Mouse by Thinking
Science & Technology
Musk: Neuralink Patient Able to Control Computer Mouse by Thinking

02:14 February 21, 2024

The first human patient who received a brain chip from Neuralink appears to have fully recovered. The patient is able to control a computer mouse usi…

Study Finds Majority of Retired People Enjoy VR
Science & Technology
Study Finds Majority of Retired People Enjoy VR

06:26 February 21, 2024

A new study found that a majority of retired people who experienced virtual reality (VR) said they liked using the technology. The study is part of a…

New York Man Stays Free in Hotel, Then Claims to Own It
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New York Man Stays Free in Hotel, Then Claims to Own It

06:12 February 21, 2024

For five years, a New York City man lived for free in a famous central New York City hotel. He made use of a little-known housing rule to avoid payin…

S. Korean Hospitals Turn Away Patients as Doctors Protest
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S. Korean Hospitals Turn Away Patients as Doctors Protest

04:27 February 21, 2024

South Korea's biggest hospitals canceled medical procedures and turned away patients seeking emergency care on Wednesday. The moves came after thousa…

Cooking School Provides Hope for Future
Education
Cooking School Provides Hope for Future

05:52 February 20, 2024

When Clarissa Haglid completed culinary school at the Delaware Food Bank last summer, it was the first time she had graduated from anything in her li…

Pregnant Stingray Offers Rare Lesson of Biology
Science & Technology
Pregnant Stingray Offers Rare Lesson of Biology

05:59 February 20, 2024

Charlotte has spent much of her life in captivity at a non-profit aquarium in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. She is an ocean animal called a…

OpenAI Announces New Video Generator
Science & Technology
OpenAI Announces New Video Generator

03:30 February 20, 2024

The maker of ChatGPT recently announced its next move into generative artificial intelligence. San Francisco-based OpenAI’s new text-to-video generat…

Japan Loses Its Spot as World’s Third-largest Economy
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Japan Loses Its Spot as World’s Third-largest Economy

03:39 February 20, 2024

Japan’s economy has dropped to the fourth largest in the world. It fell behind Germany after its economy shrank in the last quarter of 2023. The Japa…

Groups Seek US Endangered Protection for Horseshoe Crabs
Science & Technology
Groups Seek US Endangered Protection for Horseshoe Crabs

05:10 February 19, 2024

A group of environmental organizations is seeking an official declaration that American horseshoe crabs are endangered. The groups have requested the…

Study: Climate Change Diet Not Good for Polar Bears
Science & Technology
Study: Climate Change Diet Not Good for Polar Bears

04:20 February 19, 2024

A new study suggests that the climate change diet might not be good for polar bears. With Arctic sea ice declining, many polar bears have to go to la…

Tough Groundcovers for Dry Climate
Health & Lifestyle
Tough Groundcovers for Dry Climate

04:36 February 19, 2024

Trying to grow grass in the deserts or other dry places can seem like a losing battle. As a result, many people who live in such climates will use ro…

Can ‘Less Be More’ with Cancer Drugs?
Health & Lifestyle
Can ‘Less Be More’ with Cancer Drugs?

08:39 February 19, 2024

Many people who find out they have cancer are able to survive the disease because of effective drugs. Treating cancer with certain drugs is known as …

Handwriting Returns in California Schools
Education
Handwriting Returns in California Schools

05:46 February 18, 2024

Starting this year, six- to twelve-year-olds in California will be required to learn cursive handwriting. The return to handwriting comes after many …

Microsoft: State-supported Hackers Using Its AI Tools
Science & Technology
Microsoft: State-supported Hackers Using Its AI Tools

05:41 February 18, 2024

Microsoft says state-supported online attackers from Russia, China, and Iran have been using its OpenAI tools to possibly trick targets and gain info…

Study: Collapse of Ocean Currents Could Cause Major Climate Problems
Science & Technology
Study: Collapse of Ocean Currents Could Cause Major Climate Problems

06:57 February 18, 2024

Scientists are warning of the possible collapse of an Atlantic Ocean current system that would likely lead to worldwide climate changes. Researchers …

What International Students Should Know about SAT and ACT
Education
What International Students Should Know about SAT and ACT

09:05 February 17, 2024

Several top U.S. universities say they will require standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT from applicants again. Some of them went “test-optiona…

Recent Death Brings Attention to Alaskapox Virus
Health & Lifestyle
Recent Death Brings Attention to Alaskapox Virus

04:49 February 17, 2024

Health officials in the American state of Alaska have known for nine years about a virus causing rare, mild illness. But a recent case that resulted …

Environmentalists Celebrate Return of Rhinos in Central Kenya
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Environmentalists Celebrate Return of Rhinos in Central Kenya

05:55 February 17, 2024

Conservationists in Kenya are celebrating the return of many rhinoceroses to an area where they have not been for many years. The successful move of …

South Korean Grandmas Rap about Farm Life
Arts & Culture
South Korean Grandmas Rap about Farm Life

04:25 February 16, 2024

A group of South Korean rappers in their eighties has become popular in their hometown and beyond. The group raps about farm life and bringing energy…

UN Says One-fifth of Migrating Animals at Risk of Extinction
Science & Technology
UN Says One-fifth of Migrating Animals at Risk of Extinction

05:44 February 16, 2024

A new United Nations report says one-fifth of the world’s migrating animals are at risk of disappearing. Animals that migrate move from one area to a…

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Reportedly Dies in Prison
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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Reportedly Dies in Prison

04:27 February 16, 2024

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny – a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin – has reportedly died in a far-northern prison at the age of 47…

Another Private US Company Aims for the Moon
Science & Technology
Another Private US Company Aims for the Moon

03:49 February 15, 2024

The U.S. space agency NASA has launched a moon lander built by a private U.S. company aiming to reach the moon next week. Thursday’s launch came afte…

Humans Seek Connections with AI Chatbots
Science & Technology
Humans Seek Connections with AI Chatbots

05:05 February 15, 2024

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has led to more companion chatbots. As a result, some humans are developing closer connections with chatbots …

Are Lab-grown Diamonds Sustainable?
AS IT IS
Are Lab-grown Diamonds Sustainable?

05:26 February 15, 2024

Human-made diamonds come with an appealing claim: Manufacturers say the stones are produced ethically using renewable energy. But many of the product…

Biden Campaign Defends Decision to Put President on TikTok
Science & Technology
Biden Campaign Defends Decision to Put President on TikTok

06:02 February 14, 2024

U.S. President Joe Biden officially has a presence on TikTok. But his reelection campaign is having to defend its decision to put him on the video sh…

Wealth Inequality by Race Grew during Pandemic
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Wealth Inequality by Race Grew during Pandemic

06:44 February 14, 2024

A new government report says wealth inequality by race increased in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York Federal Reserve Bank…

Will Immigrants Save US Economy?
AS IT IS
Will Immigrants Save US Economy?

05:40 February 14, 2024

Each day, about 10,000 baby boomers leave the U.S. workforce. Baby boomers are the generation of people born between 1946 and 1964. The COVID-19 pand…

Fewer Products to Choose from Can Lead to Better Sales
AS IT IS
Fewer Products to Choose from Can Lead to Better Sales

04:55 February 14, 2024

American businesses are reducing the number of products that they offer. The change began before the COVID-19 pandemic. It has only increased in rece…

US Schools Change Health Guidelines for Keeping Students Home
Education
US Schools Change Health Guidelines for Keeping Students Home

07:58 February 13, 2024

Unclear guidelines for when to keep a child at home if they are sick might play a part in the nationwide problem of students missing too much school.…

Scientists: Icy Moon of Saturn Likely Has an Underground Ocean
Science & Technology
Scientists: Icy Moon of Saturn Likely Has an Underground Ocean

05:30 February 13, 2024

Researchers say new evidence suggests Saturn’s icy moon Mimas likely has a large underground ocean. Astronomers based their finding on data collected…

Climate Change Fueling Disappearance of Central Asia’s Aral Sea
Science & Technology
Climate Change Fueling Disappearance of Central Asia’s Aral Sea

08:15 February 13, 2024

Climate change is quickening the disappearance of the Aral Sea. Once a single body of water, the lake now exists in pieces in Kazakhstan and Uzbekist…

Historic Gun Factory in New York State Village to Close
AS IT IS
Historic Gun Factory in New York State Village to Close

06:52 February 13, 2024

The oldest gunmaker in America is closing its factory in a small town in the state of New York. Remington Firearms was formed two centuries ago in wh…

Kansas City Chiefs, Usher, Taylor Swift Win at Super Bowl
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Kansas City Chiefs, Usher, Taylor Swift Win at Super Bowl

04:34 February 12, 2024

The Kansas City Chiefs needed extra time on Sunday to win the American football championship called the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is the National Fo…

Monarch Butterfly Population Declines in Mexico
Science & Technology
Monarch Butterfly Population Declines in Mexico

02:59 February 12, 2024

The Monarch butterfly population has dropped to its second-lowest number on record in Mexican forests this winter. The forests are the insects’ winte…

Autoimmune Diseases Affect More Women than Men
Health & Lifestyle
Autoimmune Diseases Affect More Women than Men

08:04 February 12, 2024

Women are much more likely to get autoimmune diseases than men. New research may finally explain why. Autoimmune diseases happen when the body’s natu…

Egypt Threatens to Suspend Peace Treaty with Israel
AS IT IS
Egypt Threatens to Suspend Peace Treaty with Israel

08:14 February 12, 2024

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed a peace deal in 1979. The agreement, ma…

Experts Propose a Stronger ‘Category 6’ for Hurricane
Science & Technology
Experts Propose a Stronger ‘Category 6’ for Hurricane

04:31 February 11, 2024

There have been a few very powerful ocean storms in the last 10 years. The expectation of more to come has some experts proposing a new category of l…

NASA Launches New Satellite to Study Oceans, Atmosphere
Science & Technology
NASA Launches New Satellite to Study Oceans, Atmosphere

06:12 February 11, 2024

The American space agency NASA has launched a new satellite designed to closely study the world’s oceans and atmosphere. NASA launched the PACE satel…

Australia to Introduce ‘Right to Disconnect’ Law for Workers
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Australia to Introduce ‘Right to Disconnect’ Law for Workers

02:14 February 11, 2024

Australia’s parliament seems likely to pass a new “right to disconnect” bill that the federal government has proposed. The law would prevent employer…

Mexico Becomes Leading Source of Goods Imported to US
AS IT IS
Mexico Becomes Leading Source of Goods Imported to US

05:18 February 11, 2024

For the first time in more than twenty years, Mexico took China’s place as the leading source of goods imported by the United States. This change, wh…

Dartmouth Will Again Require Standardized Tests
Education
Dartmouth Will Again Require Standardized Tests

10:07 February 10, 2024

Dartmouth College, the Ivy League university in New Hampshire, announced last week that it will again require standardized tests from applicants. Ame…

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