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Passenger Jet Fueled by Cooking Fat Crosses the Atlantic Ocean
AS IT IS
Passenger Jet Fueled by Cooking Fat Crosses the Atlantic Ocean

04:38 November 29, 2023

British Businessman Richard Branson and Britain’s Department of Transport organized a flight crossing the Atlantic Ocean by a jet using fuel made fro…

Former Somali Refugee Wins UN Refugee Award
AS IT IS
Former Somali Refugee Wins UN Refugee Award

04:37 November 29, 2023

The United Nations refugee agency has named a former child refugee from Somalia winner of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award. The U.N. High Commissione…

Media Program Helps Young People in Washington, DC
Education
Media Program Helps Young People in Washington, DC

07:01 November 28, 2023

A 17-year-old student in Washington, D.C. recently got the chance to interview retired American basketball star Magic Johnson. As a result, Magic off…

Reports Say World is ‘Off Track’ in Fighting Climate Change
Science & Technology
Reports Say World is ‘Off Track’ in Fighting Climate Change

06:09 November 28, 2023

Three recent reports say the world is failing in its fight to slow climate change. The medical publication The Lancet released its yearly report call…

Market Grows for Costly ‘Fine Water’
Health & Lifestyle
Market Grows for Costly ‘Fine Water’

05:16 November 28, 2023

At a meeting in April in Athens, Greece, drink experts looked carefully at the liquid in their glasses. They held them up to the light. They tasted a…

All Trapped Workers Pulled from Collapsed Tunnel in India
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All Trapped Workers Pulled from Collapsed Tunnel in India

03:31 November 28, 2023

Rescuers pulled out all 41 workers who were trapped for 17 days in a mountain tunnel in northern India on Tuesday. A crowd of people around the tunne…

What the White House Looks Like for Christmas
Arts & Culture
What the White House Looks Like for Christmas

04:36 November 27, 2023

U.S. first lady Jill Biden wants everyone who visits the White House around Christmas to feel like a kid again. On Monday, Biden held a gathering to …

Researchers Return to Alzheimer's Vaccines
Health & Lifestyle
Researchers Return to Alzheimer's Vaccines

04:21 November 27, 2023

Researchers are renewing efforts to find Alzheimer’s disease treatments that remove harmful proteins from the brain. Such vaccines could possibly off…

Deal Reached to Extend Cease-fire in Israel-Hamas War
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Deal Reached to Extend Cease-fire in Israel-Hamas War

04:50 November 27, 2023

Negotiators have reached a deal to extend a cease-fire between Israeli and Hamas forces in Gaza. A Qatari official announced Monday on the social med…

NASA Laser Communication Test Gets Data from 16 Million Kilometers Away
Science & Technology
NASA Laser Communication Test Gets Data from 16 Million Kilometers Away

06:24 November 26, 2023

NASA has successfully tested a laser-based communication method that sent data over 16 million kilometers. The American space agency hopes the system…

Sugar Prices Rise after El Nino Damages Crops
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Sugar Prices Rise after El Nino Damages Crops

06:42 November 26, 2023

The sudden and large increase in sugar prices left Ishaq Abdulraheem with few choices. Raising the cost of bread would mean decreasing sales, so the …

Ukraine’s Coal Mines Turn to Women during Wartime
AS IT IS
Ukraine’s Coal Mines Turn to Women during Wartime

04:42 November 26, 2023

After more than a thousand of its workers went to fight Russia’s invasion, a coal mine in eastern Ukraine needed workers. Its answer was to permit wo…

Black and Latino Students Have Reduced Chances for Success
Education
Black and Latino Students Have Reduced Chances for Success

05:40 November 25, 2023

A federal study of all public schools says that America’s Black and Latino students have reduced chances of success. The data came from the Civil Rig…

Pastoralists Modernizing to Deal With Climate Change, New Lifestyles
Arts & Culture
Pastoralists Modernizing to Deal With Climate Change, New Lifestyles

05:56 November 24, 2023

More than 50 million people in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere follow pastoralism as a way of life. They keep animals and move with them …

WHO: Nothing Unusual in China Respiratory Outbreak
Health & Lifestyle
WHO: Nothing Unusual in China Respiratory Outbreak

04:27 November 24, 2023

China called for caution on Friday as an increase in respiratory illness hit its schools and hospitals. And the World Health Organization (WHO), whic…

Ukrainians in Israel Face War Conditions Again
AS IT IS
Ukrainians in Israel Face War Conditions Again

06:34 November 24, 2023

Thousands of Ukrainians decided to flee war in their country and head to Israel after Russian forces invaded in 2022. But now those people are facing…

Serena Williams, Ruby Bridges to Be Honored at Women’s Hall of Fame
Arts & Culture
Serena Williams, Ruby Bridges to Be Honored at Women’s Hall of Fame

05:21 November 23, 2023

Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in March of next year. The American organization in Seneca F…

Automakers Seek to Produce EV Vehicles with Fewer Rare Earths
Science & Technology
Automakers Seek to Produce EV Vehicles with Fewer Rare Earths

04:10 November 23, 2023

Major automakers are seeking new ways to make electric vehicle (EV) motors that depend less on rare earth minerals. China controls most mining and pr…

These Coral Reefs Are Doing Well in Gulf of Mexico
Science & Technology
These Coral Reefs Are Doing Well in Gulf of Mexico

05:29 November 23, 2023

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says changes in ocean temperature are the leading cause of coral bleaching around the…

Children in South Africa Walk a Long Way to School
Education
Children in South Africa Walk a Long Way to School

05:38 November 22, 2023

Fourteen-year-old Luyanda Hlali walks 10 kilometers to school. She lives in the little village of Stratford in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.…

Thanksgiving: An American Tradition
Arts & Culture
Thanksgiving: An American Tradition

07:08 November 22, 2023

The American holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November. The holiday is during autumn -- the main season for…

Indian Cloud-seeding Project Aims to Produce Rain to Clear Pollution
Science & Technology
Indian Cloud-seeding Project Aims to Produce Rain to Clear Pollution

04:51 November 22, 2023

Indian scientists plan to add substances to clouds above the capital New Delhi in an effort to produce rain to reduce pollution. The method to artifi…

Researchers: Report Cards Unclear about Students Knowledge, Learning
Education
Researchers: Report Cards Unclear about Students Knowledge, Learning

05:09 November 21, 2023

A recent opinion study says a big majority of parents in the United States believe their child is performing at grade level in school. However, stand…

How Did Thanksgiving 'Turkey' Get Its Name?
Arts & Culture
How Did Thanksgiving 'Turkey' Get Its Name?

04:55 November 21, 2023

The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is symbolized by its traditional food, a large bird we call a turkey. But turkey is certainly not from Turkey. In fact,…

‘Poor’ New Hampshire Man Leaves Millions to Small Town
AS IT IS
‘Poor’ New Hampshire Man Leaves Millions to Small Town

04:47 November 21, 2023

When Geoffrey Holt of Hinsdale, New Hampshire died earlier this year at 82, not many people knew he had over $1 million. He wore worn-out clothes. He…

Workers Trapped in Tunnel in India Given Hot Meal
AS IT IS
Workers Trapped in Tunnel in India Given Hot Meal

03:05 November 21, 2023

The 41 workers who have been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for over a week are finally getting hot meals on Tuesday. The meals of r…

Will Panda Return to US?
Arts & Culture
Will Panda Return to US?

04:58 November 20, 2023

Panda lovers in the United States are hopeful for the return of the bears following a comment from Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. Speaking a…

Top Leadership Changes at ChatGPT Maker OpenAI
Science & Technology
Top Leadership Changes at ChatGPT Maker OpenAI

06:15 November 20, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) system developer OpenAI was under new leadership Monday after a series of recent changes that included the removal of fo…

Drug Trials Often Do not Include Overweight People
Health & Lifestyle
Drug Trials Often Do not Include Overweight People

08:08 November 20, 2023

More than 40 percent of American adults are considered obese, or medically overweight. But the medications many of these individuals take are rarely …

New Argentine’s President Must Deal with Inflation, Weak Economy
AS IT IS
New Argentine’s President Must Deal with Inflation, Weak Economy

05:18 November 20, 2023

Libertarian Party politician Javier Milei has won Argentina’s presidential election with 56 percent of the vote. Now President-elect Milei must face …

Scientists Turn Moon-like Soil Fertile for Agriculture
Science & Technology
Scientists Turn Moon-like Soil Fertile for Agriculture

05:33 November 19, 2023

If humans are to establish long-term bases on the moon, they will need food resources. In recent years, scientists have been taking steps toward maki…

Study: AI Robot Finds Way to Produce Oxygen from Water on Mars
Science & Technology
Study: AI Robot Finds Way to Produce Oxygen from Water on Mars

05:39 November 19, 2023

Chinese researchers say they have built an artificial intelligence (AI) robot that can carry out chemical reactions to produce oxygen from water on M…

Extremist Groups Spread in West Africa
AS IT IS
Extremist Groups Spread in West Africa

06:10 November 19, 2023

Islamist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State have been spreading across Africa for years. The groups came from the large area south of th…

International Student Numbers in US Recover
Education
International Student Numbers in US Recover

08:44 November 18, 2023

A recent report shows that the number of international students studying in the United States has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Over 1 million int…

Is a Chinese Movie Keeping Away Visitors to Thailand?
Arts & Culture
Is a Chinese Movie Keeping Away Visitors to Thailand?

05:00 November 17, 2023

A Chinese movie that shows scams in Southeast Asia could be frightening visitors from China from traveling to Thailand, researchers and data suggest.…

Landmines Causing More Casualties in Ukraine and Myanmar
AS IT IS
Landmines Causing More Casualties in Ukraine and Myanmar

05:47 November 17, 2023

An international report shows increased use of landmines in Ukraine and Myanmar led to sharp rises in casualties in those countries last year. Intern…

Migrants Overwhelm Spain’s Canary Islands
AS IT IS
Migrants Overwhelm Spain’s Canary Islands

05:17 November 16, 2023

Fifteen-year-old Guinean Moussa Camara is one of a record 32,000 migrants who have arrived in Spain’s Canary Islands this year. They travel an extrem…

Can a Two-State Solution Survive the Israel-Hamas Conflict?
AS IT IS
Can a Two-State Solution Survive the Israel-Hamas Conflict?

07:05 November 16, 2023

For 30 years, many nations around the world considered two states — one Israeli, one Palestinian — as the way to reach peace in the Middle East. VOA …

Chinese-Taiwanese Relations at the APEC Meeting
AS IT IS
Chinese-Taiwanese Relations at the APEC Meeting

04:31 November 16, 2023

Taiwan is taking part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco, California this week. Because it is an economic gathe…

How Social Media Influences News Coverage
Science & Technology
How Social Media Influences News Coverage

07:13 November 15, 2023

News companies are increasingly using video and images from social media to report on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. This has led som…

US, China Promise to Work Together on Climate Goals
AS IT IS
US, China Promise to Work Together on Climate Goals

05:02 November 15, 2023

United States climate diplomat John Kerry and Chinese climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua recently agreed to restart a suspended climate working group. Th…

Older, More Diverse America by the Year 2100
AS IT IS
Older, More Diverse America by the Year 2100

05:43 November 15, 2023

The U.S. Census Bureau is a federal agency that researches information about America’s population, housing, and economy. The latest Census Bureau rep…

Japanese People Supporting Fishermen by Buying from Fukushima Area
AS IT IS
Japanese People Supporting Fishermen by Buying from Fukushima Area

06:03 November 15, 2023

People from all over Japan are purchasing fish caught in the waters near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. In August, the power plant started releas…

US Boys Graduate High School at Lower Rates Than Girls
Education
US Boys Graduate High School at Lower Rates Than Girls

07:59 November 14, 2023

The U.S. government does not require states to report graduation rates by a student’s sex. But in every state reporting high school graduation rates …

Animals Receive Blessings in Place of Children in Aging Japan
Arts & Culture
Animals Receive Blessings in Place of Children in Aging Japan

03:50 November 14, 2023

A traditional ceremony for children in Japan is growing popular for animals there as well. Natsuki Aoki recently flew with her two Chihuahua dogs fro…

Negotiators Meet in Kenya for Talks on Plastic Pollution
AS IT IS
Negotiators Meet in Kenya for Talks on Plastic Pollution

06:02 November 14, 2023

A large group of international negotiators and United Nations representatives are meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this week. They aim to take the next step…

Man Receives World’s First Eye Transplant
Science & Technology
Man Receives World’s First Eye Transplant

05:34 November 13, 2023

A hospital in New York City recently said it had successfully performed the world’s first eye transplant and the patient is doing well. New York Univ…

Ketamine Becomes Pain Treatment Drug with Little Research
Health & Lifestyle
Ketamine Becomes Pain Treatment Drug with Little Research

06:44 November 13, 2023

As doctors in the United States reduce their use of opioid painkillers, another drug is becoming popular: ketamine. For more than 50 years, ketamine …

Body of Water in Hawaii Mysteriously Turns Bright Pink
AS IT IS
Body of Water in Hawaii Mysteriously Turns Bright Pink

04:53 November 13, 2023

A small body of water in Hawaii has turned such a bright pink it could have been used as a set for the movie Barbie. But the unusual color-changing e…

What to Expect from the APEC Summit in San Francisco
AS IT IS
What to Expect from the APEC Summit in San Francisco

06:41 November 13, 2023

The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) holds its latest meeting in San Francisco this week. Here are some facts about APEC and what c…

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