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Most Ivy League Schools Now Have Female Presidents
Education
Most Ivy League Schools Now Have Female Presidents

06:28 July 15, 2023

Three women started new terms as presidents at Ivy League universities in July. Their appointments mean that six of the eight highly selective school…

Anthropocene: New Human Epoch
Science & Technology
Anthropocene: New Human Epoch

05:01 July 15, 2023

Since the middle of the 20th century, humans have had a very strong effect on planet Earth. These effects have included climate change, species loss …

Ohio Museum Shows History of Television Technology
Arts & Culture
Ohio Museum Shows History of Television Technology

07:09 July 14, 2023

The history of television began long before millions of Americans gathered in front of their black-and-white sets and watched shows like Lucy, Uncle …

India Launches Lander, Rover to the Moon
Science & Technology
India Launches Lander, Rover to the Moon

05:10 July 14, 2023

An Indian spacecraft traveled to the far side of the moon Friday. India’s space agency said it is a follow-up mission to its failed effort nearly fou…

Know the Signs of Heat Stroke
Health & Lifestyle
Know the Signs of Heat Stroke

06:47 July 14, 2023

The American Southwest is experiencing extremely high temperatures and that has health officials concerned. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, federal age…

The Pawpaw: An Easy to Grow Tree with Tasty Fruit
Health & Lifestyle
The Pawpaw: An Easy to Grow Tree with Tasty Fruit

05:46 July 13, 2023

It can be difficult to know which plants and trees will perform best and produce healthy fruits and vegetables where you live. For Americans, one pos…

Ukrainians Take Long Journey to Escape Russian Occupation
AS IT IS
Ukrainians Take Long Journey to Escape Russian Occupation

05:17 July 13, 2023

For Rima Yaremenko, the 5,000-kilometer journey to escape Russian occupation ended within sight of where it started. The 68-year-old Ukrainian woman …

Are American Cities Prepared for Heat Emergencies?
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Are American Cities Prepared for Heat Emergencies?

07:09 July 13, 2023

Planet Earth’s recent record-breaking heat is causing concern for scientists and others worldwide. In the United States, experts question if American…

Ernest Hemingway and Running of the Bulls
Arts & Culture
Ernest Hemingway and Running of the Bulls

05:49 July 12, 2023

Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Prize-winning American writer, first visited the Spanish city of Pamplona 100 years ago in July. In July, people celebrat…

New Handbook Highlights Ways to Develop Tech Ethically
Science & Technology
New Handbook Highlights Ways to Develop Tech Ethically

05:25 July 12, 2023

Artificial intelligence technology is developing quickly. A new handbook aims to help technology developers make the best ethical decisions for the p…

Group Aims to Save ‘Critically Endangered’ Video Games
Science & Technology
Group Aims to Save ‘Critically Endangered’ Video Games

06:47 July 12, 2023

A non-profit group that studies the history of video games estimates that about 87 percent of classic games have been lost over time. The estimate wa…

Ukraine Worries About Population Loss if Refugees Never Return
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Ukraine Worries About Population Loss if Refugees Never Return

06:49 July 12, 2023

Many Ukrainians fled their country in February 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine. They thought they would be away for a short time. However, as the wa…

Brazil Sees Sharp Drop in Vaccination since COVID-19 Pandemic
Health & Lifestyle
Brazil Sees Sharp Drop in Vaccination since COVID-19 Pandemic

06:48 July 11, 2023

The percentage of people vaccinated in Brazil has decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials say the situation has put millions of peopl…

Content Workers in Africa Sue Facebook, Report Poor Work Conditions
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Content Workers in Africa Sue Facebook, Report Poor Work Conditions

06:59 July 11, 2023

Nathan Nkuzimana worked for a Kenyan company called Sama until early 2023. Sama is a technology company that sold content moderation services to Face…

Flooding Strikes Several Countries, Scientists Warn of Climate Change
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Flooding Strikes Several Countries, Scientists Warn of Climate Change

04:51 July 11, 2023

India, Japan, China, Turkey, and the United States have reported severe flooding in recent days. Schools in New Delhi were closed Monday after heavy …

Heat, Wildfire, Storms Are Signs of Climate Troubles
Science & Technology
Heat, Wildfire, Storms Are Signs of Climate Troubles

04:55 July 10, 2023

The Earth set unofficial record high temperatures last week. Scientists said they were a clear sign of how pollutants released by humans are warming …

Scientists Find Time Was Slower in Quasars of Early Universe
Science & Technology
Scientists Find Time Was Slower in Quasars of Early Universe

04:15 July 10, 2023

A team of scientists has observed time moving slower than usual in quasars of the early universe. This effect is known as “time dilation.” Quasars ar…

US Approves Drug to Slow Early Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease
Health & Lifestyle
US Approves Drug to Slow Early Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

05:01 July 10, 2023

U.S. officials gave full approval last week to Leqembi, a drug that moderately slows Alzheimer’s disease. The disease affects the brain causing memor…

Family in Maine Hopes to Build World’s Tallest Flagpole
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Family in Maine Hopes to Build World’s Tallest Flagpole

06:39 July 10, 2023

In Maine’s Down East area, large forests and ocean meet in one of the last undeveloped places on the U.S. East Coast. The area is also the setting fo…

Spanish Researchers Aim to 'Trick Nature' with Manufactured Uterus
Science & Technology
Spanish Researchers Aim to 'Trick Nature' with Manufactured Uterus

05:00 July 9, 2023

Researchers in the city of Spanish city of Barcelona are trying to “trick nature” by engineering a uterus from special materials. The goal is to use …

Scientists Observe Gravitational Waves Linked to Black Holes for the First Time
Science & Technology
Scientists Observe Gravitational Waves Linked to Black Holes for the First Time

07:36 July 9, 2023

Scientists say that, for the first time, they have observed gravitational waves caused by black holes and other huge space objects moving through the…

New US Citizenship Test Could Be Harder
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New US Citizenship Test Could Be Harder

06:10 July 9, 2023

A new United States citizenship test is expected to be launched by late next year. Some immigrants and their supporters worry the updated exam will h…

UN Group to Soon Begin Accepting Deep Sea Mining Permit Application
AS IT IS
UN Group to Soon Begin Accepting Deep Sea Mining Permit Application

06:51 July 9, 2023

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is the United Nations body that makes rules about the world’s ocean floor. It is preparing to continue negot…

Activists Challenge Harvard’s Legacy Admissions
Education
Activists Challenge Harvard’s Legacy Admissions

06:39 July 8, 2023

A civil rights group is taking legal action against legacy admissions at Harvard University. It says the practice discriminates against students of c…

Stem Cells Used to Create Embryo Models to Study Early Human Development
Health & Lifestyle
Stem Cells Used to Create Embryo Models to Study Early Human Development

05:07 July 8, 2023

Scientists say they have successfully created embryo models designed to support research on early human development. The models are made from stem ce…

1,500 Disney Collectibles Are for Sale
Arts & Culture
1,500 Disney Collectibles Are for Sale

04:07 July 7, 2023

Fans who love Disney will soon be able to take home more than just a small object from the gift shop. They will get a chance to buy the real thing at…

Drugmaker Reports Positive Results from Weight-loss Pill
Health & Lifestyle
Drugmaker Reports Positive Results from Weight-loss Pill

06:11 July 7, 2023

Drugmaker Novo Nordisk says tests show good weight loss results from a daily pill version of its diabetes treatments. The company sells the drug sema…

In Japan, ‘Job-leaving Agents’ Help People Quit Their Jobs
Arts & Culture
In Japan, ‘Job-leaving Agents’ Help People Quit Their Jobs

05:07 July 6, 2023

Japan is a nation known for its workers’ loyalty to their companies and lifetime employment. People who change jobs are often considered quitters, an…

Meta Launches Threads to Compete with Twitter
Science & Technology
Meta Launches Threads to Compete with Twitter

04:05 July 6, 2023

People who are unhappy with the way businessman Elon Musk has been running Twitter now have a new social media service to consider. Meta, the company…

Scotland’s Orkney Islands Voted to Explore Other Models of Governance
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Scotland’s Orkney Islands Voted to Explore Other Models of Governance

04:32 July 6, 2023

Officials on the Orkney Islands, a part of Scotland, recently voted to explore ways of seeking more self-governance — or even independence — from Uni…

Vietnam Bans 'Barbie' Movie over Disputed South China Sea Map
Arts & Culture
Vietnam Bans 'Barbie' Movie over Disputed South China Sea Map

02:54 July 5, 2023

Vietnamese state media reported on Monday that Vietnam has banned the movie Barbie from being released in the Southeast Asian country. Vietnam banned…

A New Way to Look at the Milky Way
Science & Technology
A New Way to Look at the Milky Way

05:20 July 5, 2023

For many years, humans have looked up at the collection of stars and planets shining in the night sky that make up the Milky Way. However, the Milky …

Twitter Puts Daily Limits on Number of Tweets Users Can Read
Science & Technology
Twitter Puts Daily Limits on Number of Tweets Users Can Read

06:38 July 5, 2023

Twitter has placed temporary restrictions on the number of tweets, or posts, users can look at each day. The company also established a new rule requ…

World Experiences Hottest-ever Days This Week
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World Experiences Hottest-ever Days This Week

05:58 July 5, 2023

Two groups that follow the world’s temperatures said July 3 and 4 were likely the hottest days since satellite records started in 1979. Scientists at…

How ChatGPT Can Help Students Learn, Prevent Cheating
Education
How ChatGPT Can Help Students Learn, Prevent Cheating

05:29 July 4, 2023

Some educators worry students may use ChatGPT to cheat on schoolwork. The AI tool could write reports and computer codes. It could create charts that…

Researchers: Generative AI Might Make It Easier to Target Reporters
Science & Technology
Researchers: Generative AI Might Make It Easier to Target Reporters

04:25 July 4, 2023

The artificial intelligence (AI) tool ChatGPT was released last year. Since then, the possibility that artificial intelligence might take over the wo…

In Dubai, Sea Turtles Get a Helping Hand
AS IT IS
In Dubai, Sea Turtles Get a Helping Hand

04:24 July 4, 2023

A program of Abu Dhabi's environment agency is rescuing sea turtles and returning them to the Persian Gulf. Members of the program have released a to…

Researcher Celebrates 40 Years of Protecting Rare Brazilian Monkeys
AS IT IS
Researcher Celebrates 40 Years of Protecting Rare Brazilian Monkeys

05:21 July 4, 2023

Karen Strier is an American primatologist. It has been 40 years since she started studying Muriqui monkeys in Brazil. At the start, she was working o…

How Do US Presidents Spend the Fourth of July?
Arts & Culture
How Do US Presidents Spend the Fourth of July?

05:30 July 3, 2023

Americans celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July. American presidents have their own ways of celebrating the holiday, too, with or without …

How Stars Die: Scientists Report on New Observations
Science & Technology
How Stars Die: Scientists Report on New Observations

03:59 July 3, 2023

Scientists recently observed an extremely powerful explosion coming from an ancient galaxy. The astronomers suspect the gamma ray burst they saw was …

Cancer Treatment Could Get a Vaccine
Health & Lifestyle
Cancer Treatment Could Get a Vaccine

06:12 July 3, 2023

The next big development in cancer treatment could be a vaccine. After years of limited success of vaccines to treat cancer, scientists say research …

US Space Agency Aims to Develop Moon Resources
Science & Technology
US Space Agency Aims to Develop Moon Resources

03:44 July 2, 2023

A NASA scientist recently told a mining conference in Brisbane, Australia, that the U.S. space agency aims to develop resources on the moon. Gerald S…

Study: Pumping Groundwater Has Changed How Earth Turns
Science & Technology
Study: Pumping Groundwater Has Changed How Earth Turns

07:13 July 2, 2023

A recent study says that pumping massive amounts of groundwater to the surface can affect the position of Earth’s poles. The poles are at either end …

How to Save Money Watering Your Garden
Health & Lifestyle
How to Save Money Watering Your Garden

04:53 July 2, 2023

Jessica Damiano writes about gardening for the Associated Press. In her latest story, she talks about cost-saving ways to keep your garden watered du…

Experts: Wagner Group Problems Should Concern African, Syrian Leaders
AS IT IS
Experts: Wagner Group Problems Should Concern African, Syrian Leaders

04:44 July 2, 2023

The Wagner Group is a group of fighters supported by Russia. The group, however, is not officially part of Russia’s military. The Center for Strategi…

Study: Dolphin Mothers Use Baby Talk to Call Young
Science & Technology
Study: Dolphin Mothers Use Baby Talk to Call Young

04:54 July 1, 2023

A new study has found that dolphin mothers use different sounds to communicate with their young than those they use with adults. The research suggest…

American Orchestra Shares Arabic Music, Culture
Arts & Culture
American Orchestra Shares Arabic Music, Culture

08:13 June 30, 2023

Michael Ibrahim is busy building bridges. But his bridges are not made of steel. And they do not cross rivers. Instead, they are made of music and cr…

Little-known Garden Supports US Nursery Industry
Health & Lifestyle
Little-known Garden Supports US Nursery Industry

04:39 June 30, 2023

Placed among the busy streets of Washington, D.C. is a large public garden that many Americans have never heard of. The U.S. National Arboretum inclu…

US Supreme Court Rejects Race Consideration in College Admissions
Education
US Supreme Court Rejects Race Consideration in College Admissions

07:03 June 29, 2023

The United States Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the consideration of race in college admissions at Harvard University and the University of N…

Japanese Researchers Develop Wearable Robot Arms
Science & Technology
Japanese Researchers Develop Wearable Robot Arms

03:06 June 29, 2023

A team at Tokyo University is developing robotic arms that people can wear. The devices could find use in areas from creative expression to search an…

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