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ChatGPT Releases New Tool to Identify AI Writing
Education
ChatGPT Releases New Tool to Identify AI Writing

06:30 February 4, 2023

A new tool from the maker of ChatGPT aims to help deal with concerns about how artificial intelligence (or AI) can be used to cheat in school. The to…

Humans, Dolphins Working Together to Fish
Science & Technology
Humans, Dolphins Working Together to Fish

05:00 February 4, 2023

A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins. Stories of people and dolphins working together to catch fish go back thou…

Italian Ship Makes Farthest Southern Journey
Science & Technology
Italian Ship Makes Farthest Southern Journey

02:12 February 4, 2023

An Italian ship in waters near Antarctica has sailed further south than any ship has done before. The ship was able to make it so far south because o…

Oil Drilling Begins at Chinese-run Field in Uganda
AS IT IS
Oil Drilling Begins at Chinese-run Field in Uganda

03:35 February 4, 2023

Drilling has begun at a Chinese-operated oil field in Uganda. Officials in the East African nation say they expect oil production to begin by 2025. A…

'A Princess of Mars,' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part Four
American Stories
'A Princess of Mars,' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part Four

12:33 February 3, 2023

Editor's note: This is the fourth in our series of programs called “A Princess of Mars.” The story is from a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs.…

Oscar Nominee Tells of His 'Unbelievable Ride' Back to Acting
Arts & Culture
Oscar Nominee Tells of His 'Unbelievable Ride' Back to Acting

03:29 February 3, 2023

The actor Ke Huy Quan has traveled an often-changing path on his way to America’s most important movie honors, the Academy Awards. The 51-year-old wa…

Prediction and Projection
ASK A TEACHER
Prediction and Projection

05:56 February 3, 2023

Hello! This week on Ask a Teacher, we will answer a question about the difference between “projection” and “prediction.” Question: Hello, This is Moh…

Rights Group Says Tanzania Seizing Animals of Herders
AS IT IS
Rights Group Says Tanzania Seizing Animals of Herders

04:41 February 3, 2023

An American rights group says Tanzania is seizing animals from herders because it wants to bring more foreign visitors to the northern part of the co…

Top US Diplomat Postpones China Trip after Balloon Seen over US
AS IT IS
Top US Diplomat Postpones China Trip after Balloon Seen over US

04:20 February 3, 2023

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a planned weekend diplomatic trip to China. The decision followed the discovery of a Chinese bal…

Using Definite Articles before Comparative Adjectives
Everyday Grammar
Using Definite Articles before Comparative Adjectives

03:58 February 2, 2023

After the winter holidays, some of us may feel the need to exercise and get healthy. We may have been eating richer foods than usual at meals shared …

Groundhog Day: Weather Predictions from the Animal World
Arts & Culture
Groundhog Day: Weather Predictions from the Animal World

04:45 February 2, 2023

A groundhog from the small town of Punxsutawney in the state of Pennsylvania again predicted that North America would have six more weeks of winter. …

Argentina Launches New Hemp and Cannabis Agency
AS IT IS
Argentina Launches New Hemp and Cannabis Agency

02:33 February 2, 2023

Argentina recently launched a new national agency that aims to expand the country's cannabis industry. Ministers hope that the move will help create …

Philippines, US Strengthen Ties to Counter China
AS IT IS
Philippines, US Strengthen Ties to Counter China

05:07 February 2, 2023

The United States and the Philippines on Thursday announced plans to expand America's military presence in the Southeast Asian nation. The U.S. now h…

Tamales: A Popular Traditional Food in Mexico
Arts & Culture
Tamales: A Popular Traditional Food in Mexico

03:30 February 1, 2023

At least three times a week, Mexico City bus driver Nicolás Cuatencos purchases a kind of tamale known as “guajolota,” or “turkey.” The food is made …

Little-known Actress Keeps Oscar Nomination
Arts & Culture
Little-known Actress Keeps Oscar Nomination

03:06 February 1, 2023

Andrea Riseborough is a respected actress from Britain, but she is not especially famous. She was recently nominated for an Academy Award, or Oscar, …

Google AI Tool Creates Music from Written Descriptions
Science & Technology
Google AI Tool Creates Music from Written Descriptions

06:50 February 1, 2023

This week, Google researchers published a paper describing results from an artificial intelligence (AI) tool built to create music. The tool, called …

Australia Recovers Tiny Radioactive Container in the Desert
AS IT IS
Australia Recovers Tiny Radioactive Container in the Desert

04:52 February 1, 2023

Australian officials on Wednesday recovered a powerfully radioactive container that was lost in the desert. Officials said a team found the small con…

US Schools Face Pressure to Discipline Students
Education
US Schools Face Pressure to Discipline Students

06:15 January 31, 2023

Educators say children’s behavior reached crisis levels after the pandemic shutdowns. Now, many schools are facing pressure from critics to rethink t…

Green Comet to Pass Earth for First Time in 50,000 Years
Science & Technology
Green Comet to Pass Earth for First Time in 50,000 Years

04:47 January 31, 2023

A green comet will appear again in Earth’s sky for the first time in 50,000 years. The American space agency NASA says the comet's last visit came du…

Pope Offers Message of Peace in Visit to DRC, South Sudan
AS IT IS
Pope Offers Message of Peace in Visit to DRC, South Sudan

04:46 January 31, 2023

Pope Francis started a six-day trip to Africa on Tuesday. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and So…

Boeing Completes Last 747 Jet Airplane
AS IT IS
Boeing Completes Last 747 Jet Airplane

05:44 January 31, 2023

Boeing has manufactured its last 747 jet airplane. The move ends the long production history of one of the company’s most popular aircraft. The aeros…

World Champion Says Rubik's Cube, Violin Work Well Together
Arts & Culture
World Champion Says Rubik's Cube, Violin Work Well Together

03:15 January 30, 2023

A University of Michigan student is one of the world’s top “speedcubers,” a person able to quickly solve a Rubik’s Cube. He also is a talented violin…

Emirates Completes Test Flight with Environment Friendlier Fuel
Science & Technology
Emirates Completes Test Flight with Environment Friendlier Fuel

05:26 January 30, 2023

International airline Emirates says it successfully flew a Boeing 777 on a test flight with one engine running on a mixture of “sustainable” fuel. Th…

WHO Calls for Removal of Trans Fat in 2023
Health & Lifestyle
WHO Calls for Removal of Trans Fat in 2023

05:43 January 30, 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a total ban on what it calls industrially produced trans fatty acids worldwide in 2023. The health…

Djokovic Ties Men’s Tennis Record, Ready for More
AS IT IS
Djokovic Ties Men’s Tennis Record, Ready for More

05:56 January 30, 2023

Novak Djokovic is once again the top-ranked tennis player in the world. And he has no plans to give up the top spot anytime soon. The Serbian star’s …

New York City Uses Technology to Identify Noisy Cars
Science & Technology
New York City Uses Technology to Identify Noisy Cars

06:13 January 29, 2023

Officials in New York City are using technology to cut down on noise on city streets. Cameras equipped with radar sound collectors identify loud vehi…

NASA to Work with Military Agency on Nuclear Rocket Test Flight
Science & Technology
NASA to Work with Military Agency on Nuclear Rocket Test Flight

05:14 January 29, 2023

The American space agency NASA is teaming up with a military research agency to develop a nuclear rocket designed to fly astronauts to Mars. NASA rec…

Gene Therapy Delivers Treatment Directly to Brain
Health & Lifestyle
Gene Therapy Delivers Treatment Directly to Brain

05:56 January 29, 2023

When Rylae-Ann Poulin was 1 year old, she did not crawl or make noises like other kids her age. A rare genetic disease prevented her from even liftin…

Brazil’s President Lula Works to Stop Amazon Deforestation
AS IT IS
Brazil’s President Lula Works to Stop Amazon Deforestation

06:35 January 29, 2023

Brazil’s New President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is putting environmental activists in top government positions. For example, Joenia Wapichana is bec…

First Dibs
Words & Their Stories
First Dibs

04:08 January 28, 2023

And now, Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. See if you can guess the meaning of first dibs from the following exchange: A: “Hi, I wa…

International Students also Learn outside of Class
Education
International Students also Learn outside of Class

07:13 January 28, 2023

The cost of attending a college or university in the United States is very high. Education Data Initiative, an organization that collects data on the…

Study: Light Pollution Continues to Dim Stars
Science & Technology
Study: Light Pollution Continues to Dim Stars

05:07 January 28, 2023

A new study has found that light pollution is making the night sky brighter and the stars dimmer. The study examined data from more than 50,000 citiz…

Despite Success, More Work to be Done Fighting Guinea Worm
Health & Lifestyle
Despite Success, More Work to be Done Fighting Guinea Worm

03:06 January 28, 2023

The Carter Center said recently that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year. That is a major drop from 3.5 mill…

'A Princess of Mars,' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part Three
American Stories
'A Princess of Mars,' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part Three

12:48 January 27, 2023

Editor's note: This is the third in our series of programs called “A Princess of Mars.” The story is from a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. …

For Your Consideration: Oscar Nominees in International Film
Arts & Culture
For Your Consideration: Oscar Nominees in International Film

05:52 January 27, 2023

On March 12, actors, directors, producers and other filmmakers will gather in Hollywood, California, the center of the American film industry. Some w…

How to Use Avoid, Prevent
ASK A TEACHER
How to Use Avoid, Prevent

03:04 January 27, 2023

This week on Ask a Teacher, we answer a question from Sergio in Brazil. He asks, Question: I would like to know whether there is any difference betwe…

US Military Investigates Whether Cancers Linked to Nuclear Base Work
AS IT IS
US Military Investigates Whether Cancers Linked to Nuclear Base Work

04:44 January 27, 2023

Nine American military officers who worked many years ago at a nuclear missile base have been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. The Associated Pres…

Talking about Art, Part 2
Everyday Grammar
Talking about Art, Part 2

05:52 January 26, 2023

After releasing our recent report, Talking about Art, we received many wonderful messages from VOA Learning English fans around the world. In today’s…

New Study Finds Genes Linked to Whales’ Huge Size
Science & Technology
New Study Finds Genes Linked to Whales’ Huge Size

07:36 January 26, 2023

Scientists have wondered long on the mystery of how whales got so big. A new study suggests some answers. Whales are ocean animals. The fin, bowhead,…

Study: Earth’s Inner Core May Be Changing Speed
Science & Technology
Study: Earth’s Inner Core May Be Changing Speed

06:02 January 26, 2023

A recent study suggests that the rate at which the Earth’s center is turning is slowing down compared to the outer parts of the planet. Earth scienti…

US Changes Policy, Will Send Tanks to Ukraine
AS IT IS
US Changes Policy, Will Send Tanks to Ukraine

05:02 January 26, 2023

United States officials surprised many experts by agreeing to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine to fight Russian forces. For months, U.S. officials sai…

Sports Shoes Help Sustainable Rubber in Brazil
Science & Technology
Sports Shoes Help Sustainable Rubber in Brazil

06:35 January 25, 2023

Veja shoes are sold at famous stores all over the world. The company that makes them is French. But the shoes are made in Brazil. Over the last 20 ye…

Microsoft Expands Partnership with OpenAI, Invests Billions More
Science & Technology
Microsoft Expands Partnership with OpenAI, Invests Billions More

06:47 January 25, 2023

American technology company Microsoft has announced a new, multibillion-dollar investment in artificial intelligence (AI) developer OpenAI. The deal …

US Sues Google over Digital Advertising Control
AS IT IS
US Sues Google over Digital Advertising Control

05:34 January 25, 2023

The Justice Department and eight states opened a legal action, or lawsuit, against Google on Tuesday. They accuse the technology company of abusing i…

Report: Half of US Mass Attacks Started by Personal, Workplace Disputes
AS IT IS
Report: Half of US Mass Attacks Started by Personal, Workplace Disputes

04:39 January 25, 2023

A new government report says half of the mass attacks in the United States over the past few years started as personal, family, or workplace disputes…

Unusual Programs Bring Attention to Colleges
Education
Unusual Programs Bring Attention to Colleges

06:49 January 24, 2023

Many colleges in the United States offer unusual learning programs for their students. Some teach students how to use robots in medical operations. O…

New Ice Core Analysis Shows Sharp Increase in Greenland Warming
Science & Technology
New Ice Core Analysis Shows Sharp Increase in Greenland Warming

04:39 January 24, 2023

A recently released study says the average yearly temperature on Greenland has increased by 1.5 degree Celsius above the average for the 20th century…

US Officials Propose Yearly COVID Shot for Most Americans
Health & Lifestyle
US Officials Propose Yearly COVID Shot for Most Americans

04:56 January 24, 2023

U.S. health officials are proposing that most American adults and children should receive a single, yearly COVID-19 vaccine shot. The plan, put forwa…

California Experiences 3 Mass Shootings in 8 Days
AS IT IS
California Experiences 3 Mass Shootings in 8 Days

04:38 January 24, 2023

California, the most populous state in the United States, has experienced three deadly mass shootings in just eight days. On Monday, police arrested …

Artists Worry over AI-created Artworks
Science & Technology
Artists Worry over AI-created Artworks

05:47 January 23, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are using imaging information from paintings and photographs to create new images in the same style. DALL-E, Mid…

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