VOA Learning English - Digdok

VOA Learning English - Digdok

A simple and effective way to improve your English

Google Play VOA Learning English - Digdok
Kenya Surprises Public with Holiday to Plant Trees
AS IT IS
Kenya Surprises Public with Holiday to Plant Trees

04:17 November 8, 2023

The government of Kenya says November 13th will be a public holiday for nationwide tree planting. The surprise holiday is part of a huge plan to grow…

Housing Important for Keeping Children in School
Education
Housing Important for Keeping Children in School

06:54 November 7, 2023

Last year, 40 percent of students in Los Angeles public schools missed more than 10 percent of the school year. That information comes from the Los A…

Lack of Housing in Los Angeles Brings Activism, Art
Arts & Culture
Lack of Housing in Los Angeles Brings Activism, Art

04:09 November 7, 2023

More and more of Judy Branfman’s friends and neighbors found themselves unable to afford housing in Venice Beach, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. So, …

Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to China to Mark 50 Years Since First Visit
Arts & Culture
Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to China to Mark 50 Years Since First Visit

02:31 November 7, 2023

The Philadelphia Orchestra arrived in Beijing Tuesday for a tour that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the group’s first visit to China. The visit …

Masks, Polluted Air Are Back in New Delhi
AS IT IS
Masks, Polluted Air Are Back in New Delhi

04:29 November 7, 2023

Face coverings, or masks, are back on the streets of New Delhi as residents deal with an increase in air pollution. The city’s government has ordered…

In North America, Birds Will No Longer Be Named after People
Science & Technology
In North America, Birds Will No Longer Be Named after People

05:11 November 6, 2023

Birds in North America will no longer be named after people. The American Ornithological Society announced the move Wednesday. Next year, the organiz…

Possible New Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
Health & Lifestyle
Possible New Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

05:47 November 6, 2023

A group of health experts recently announced that a new gene editing treatment for sickle cell disease was safe for patients. The treatment could pro…

Colombia Tries to Control Invasive Hippo
AS IT IS
Colombia Tries to Control Invasive Hippo

04:17 November 6, 2023

Colombia will try to control its population of more than 100 hippopotamuses, large animals from Africa. The South American country aims to control th…

How Reliable Are Gaza Health Ministry’s Death Numbers
AS IT IS
How Reliable Are Gaza Health Ministry’s Death Numbers

06:20 November 6, 2023

The Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday that more than 10,000 Palestinians have died in the current conflict with Israel. The agency, howev…

Europeans Can Pay for Ad-free Social Media
Science & Technology
Europeans Can Pay for Ad-free Social Media

04:12 November 5, 2023

Facebook and Instagram users in Europe are getting the option to use the social media services without seeing advertisements. However, they will have…

Antarctica Was Once Home to Rivers, Forests
Science & Technology
Antarctica Was Once Home to Rivers, Forests

04:26 November 5, 2023

Antarctica has not always been a land of ice and snow. Earth's southernmost continent once was home to rivers and forests full of life. Scientists ar…

Native Americans Work to Keep Sheep Herding Tradition as Climate Changes
AS IT IS
Native Americans Work to Keep Sheep Herding Tradition as Climate Changes

05:17 November 5, 2023

Members of the Native American Navajo tribe in Arizona have been raising sheep for over 500 years. The Navajo started working with sheep when Spanish…

Chinese Migration to US Increasing Along Dangerous Path in Panama
AS IT IS
Chinese Migration to US Increasing Along Dangerous Path in Panama

06:16 November 5, 2023

The trip through the Darién Gap forest area in Panama has become increasingly popular with migrants thanks to social media. Panamanian officials say,…

This Miami University Is Not in Florida
Education
This Miami University Is Not in Florida

10:19 November 4, 2023

Valerie Do of Vietnam is in her third year of college at Miami University in the Midwestern U.S. state of Ohio. The school has about 19,000 students,…

Taylor Swift Headed to This Law school, in Theory
Arts & Culture
Taylor Swift Headed to This Law school, in Theory

03:30 November 3, 2023

University of South Dakota law professor Sean Kammer’s friends told him they were unsure about the seriousness of his upcoming class on musical perfo…

Fans of K-pop Star Can Talk with His AI Twin
Arts & Culture
Fans of K-pop Star Can Talk with His AI Twin

03:37 November 2, 2023

Listeners want to feel close to the musicians they support. And most would jump at the chance to talk with their favorite artist one-on-one. But famo…

Environmental Group Says Few Companies Meet Water Use Targets
Science & Technology
Environmental Group Says Few Companies Meet Water Use Targets

04:52 November 2, 2023

Major corporations in industries that produce clothing, food, drinks and technology services use a lot of water. However, many companies say they wan…

What Is Daylight Saving Time?
AS IT IS
What Is Daylight Saving Time?

04:51 November 2, 2023

As November begins, many countries in North America and Europe are turning the clock back as daylight saving time ends. Daylight saving time is the p…

Funding Cuts Threaten Refugee’s Children Education in Rwanda
Education
Funding Cuts Threaten Refugee’s Children Education in Rwanda

04:28 November 1, 2023

Cuts to United Nations aid for refugees living in Rwanda are threatening education for children from more than 100,000 families. The families fled co…

Report: Electrical Grid Problems Risk World Climate Goals
Science & Technology
Report: Electrical Grid Problems Risk World Climate Goals

05:07 November 1, 2023

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says many world electrical grids will need major improvements to support international climate change goals. In…

Study: Africa Unlikely to Expand Manufacturing
AS IT IS
Study: Africa Unlikely to Expand Manufacturing

04:39 November 1, 2023

A recent study says African countries are less likely to follow East Asia’s development model of expanding manufacturing to reduce poverty. The study…

Many Math, Computer Science Teachers Use Chatbots
Education
Many Math, Computer Science Teachers Use Chatbots

06:03 October 31, 2023

Some schools in the U.S. are considering whether to ban chatbots, which use artificial intelligence, or AI. However, some math and computer science t…

German Companies Turn to Robots to Fill Jobs for Retiring Workers
Science & Technology
German Companies Turn to Robots to Fill Jobs for Retiring Workers

05:57 October 31, 2023

German businesses are increasingly turning to robots to fill jobs as the country faces a severe labor shortage. The situation left about 1.7 million …

Communities Line Up for Water in Dry Amazon
AS IT IS
Communities Line Up for Water in Dry Amazon

03:51 October 31, 2023

A drought is endangering communities in the Amazon, a large rainforest in South America. Public officials in Brazil are attempting to transport food …

Vietnam Aims to Build a Computer Chip Factory
AS IT IS
Vietnam Aims to Build a Computer Chip Factory

06:18 October 31, 2023

Vietnam is holding talks with companies that manufacture semiconductors for the electronics industry to increase investment in the country. Two busin…

British Museum Will Make Digital Copies of Its Objects
Arts & Culture
British Museum Will Make Digital Copies of Its Objects

02:45 October 30, 2023

The British Museum, in London, recently announced plans to make digital copies of all the objects it keeps. The museum said in August that about 2,00…

Biden Signs Order Requiring Artificial Intelligence Safeguards
Science & Technology
Biden Signs Order Requiring Artificial Intelligence Safeguards

05:52 October 30, 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden has issued an executive order related to artificial intelligence. Biden signed the order on Monday. He said the government n…

Researchers: AI Could Cause Harm If Misused by Medical Workers
Health & Lifestyle
Researchers: AI Could Cause Harm If Misused by Medical Workers

04:51 October 30, 2023

A study led by the Stanford School of Medicine in California says hospitals and health care systems are turning to artificial intelligence (AI). The …

Autoworkers’ Union Reaches Deal with GM to End Strike
AS IT IS
Autoworkers’ Union Reaches Deal with GM to End Strike

03:31 October 30, 2023

The United Auto Workers (UAW) reached a tentative agreement with General Motors (GM) on Monday. The agreement once approved by UAW members will end t…

Spanish Composer Imagines Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ with Climate Change
Arts & Culture
Spanish Composer Imagines Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ with Climate Change

03:19 October 29, 2023

Antonio Vivaldi’s famous musical work, The Four Seasons, was first performed in the 1700s. Many music historians call it a “masterpiece,” the musical…

Study Suggests New Cause for Strongest ‘Marsquake’ Ever
Science & Technology
Study Suggests New Cause for Strongest ‘Marsquake’ Ever

06:44 October 29, 2023

Scientists now believe the largest quake ever recorded on Mars was the result of seismic activity, not a strike by a space object. Instruments attach…

Vietnam Plans to Re-start Rare Earth Mining
AS IT IS
Vietnam Plans to Re-start Rare Earth Mining

05:59 October 29, 2023

Vietnam plans to restart its biggest rare earths mine next year. The project could greatly increase the supply of the elements to compete with China.…

Most American Schools Not Prepared to Identify Math Disabilities
Education
Most American Schools Not Prepared to Identify Math Disabilities

07:07 October 28, 2023

Many American education experts are concerned about students’ performance in the subject of mathematics. Scores on standardized tests are falling, st…

Study: Moon Is 40 Million Years Older than First Believed
Science & Technology
Study: Moon Is 40 Million Years Older than First Believed

05:20 October 28, 2023

Scientists say a mineral found in moon dust suggests Earth’s moon is 40 million years older than scientists had believed. The finding was made by res…

New Beatles Song Created with a Little Help from AI
Arts & Culture
New Beatles Song Created with a Little Help from AI

04:14 October 27, 2023

A “new” song from the Beatles, with help from artificial intelligence, comes out next week. The song, called Now And Then, will be available on Novem…

Right Whale Number Decrease Slowing, But Threats Remain
Science & Technology
Right Whale Number Decrease Slowing, But Threats Remain

04:39 October 27, 2023

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most endangered large whale species. Its population loss appears to be slowing. But scientists w…

China Sends Its Youngest-ever Crew, Enters New Space Race
Science & Technology
China Sends Its Youngest-ever Crew, Enters New Space Race

03:57 October 26, 2023

China launched its youngest-ever crew for its orbiting space station Thursday. The launch is part of the country’s plan to put astronauts on the moon…

US Program Could Permit Visa Holders to Renew in US
AS IT IS
US Program Could Permit Visa Holders to Renew in US

02:54 October 26, 2023

The U.S. State Department is working on a test program that would permit some work visa holders to renew their documents in the United States. The pi…

Study: Part of Antarctica to Experience ‘Unavoidable’ Melt
Science & Technology
Study: Part of Antarctica to Experience ‘Unavoidable’ Melt

05:23 October 25, 2023

A new study says that no matter how much the world cuts back on carbon emissions, a large and important part of Antarctica is expected to disappear. …

AI Tool Aims to Predict Virus Variants before they Appear
Science & Technology
AI Tool Aims to Predict Virus Variants before they Appear

06:13 October 25, 2023

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that aims to predict different virus versions, called variants, before they appear. Crea…

US, Australia to Provide Underwater Internet Cables for Pacific Islands
AS IT IS
US, Australia to Provide Underwater Internet Cables for Pacific Islands

02:14 October 25, 2023

The technology company Google will work together with the United States and Australia to offer internet service to Pacific Island nations such as Tuv…

Pakistan Prepares to Deport Illegal Afghans
AS IT IS
Pakistan Prepares to Deport Illegal Afghans

06:50 October 25, 2023

The Pakistani government has approved the creation of several deportation centers for hundreds of thousands of Afghans living illegally in the countr…

More US States Teach Financial Education in High School
Education
More US States Teach Financial Education in High School

05:29 October 24, 2023

An increasing number of American states are requiring that students receive personal finance education in order to complete high school. At the same …

Women in Iceland, Including PM, Strike for Equal Pay
AS IT IS
Women in Iceland, Including PM, Strike for Equal Pay

06:43 October 24, 2023

Iceland’s prime minister and women across the island nation went on strike Tuesday. They are pushing for an end to unequal pay and gender-based viole…

Why the Interest Rate of US Treasury Notes Matters
AS IT IS
Why the Interest Rate of US Treasury Notes Matters

07:04 October 24, 2023

The U.S. government needs money to operate. A lot of that money comes from taxes. However, much of the money the U.S. government uses to pay its cost…

Scientists Propose ‘Law of Nature’ Expanding on Evolution
Science & Technology
Scientists Propose ‘Law of Nature’ Expanding on Evolution

06:48 October 23, 2023

British naturalist Charles Darwin presented his theory of evolution in the 1859 book On the Origin of Species. He proposed that biological species ch…

New Controller Aims to Make Gaming Easier for People with Disabilities
Health & Lifestyle
New Controller Aims to Make Gaming Easier for People with Disabilities

04:37 October 23, 2023

Paul Lane uses his mouth and face to push buttons and guide his virtual car on Gran Turismo, a game on the PlayStation 5. It is how he has been playi…

Philippines Accuses China of Hitting its Boats in South China Sea
AS IT IS
Philippines Accuses China of Hitting its Boats in South China Sea

05:56 October 23, 2023

The Philippines has accused Chinese ships of crashing into two of its boats Sunday in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Philippine Defense Secr…

Uganda’s President Aims to Ban Used Clothing from the West
AS IT IS
Uganda’s President Aims to Ban Used Clothing from the West

06:33 October 23, 2023

People, rich and poor, crowd into Owino Market. Owino is a huge open market in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. People here are mostly looking fo…

Researchers Build First Tool to Discover Supernovas
Science & Technology
Researchers Build First Tool to Discover Supernovas

07:18 October 22, 2023

Scientists say they have built an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can successfully identify and confirm supernovas. A supernova is an “extreme…

« 14 16 17 18 »