Wildlife conservationists in Kenya are trying to save a rare kind of rhinoceros. So many northern white rhinos have been hunted and killed that they are almost extinct. There are only five northern white rhinos left. The workers hope they can save the rhinos by helping them breed. More
Today, we look back at some of the top technology stories from 2014. From the introduction of new Apple products to new innovations in three-dimensional printing, 2014 featured many moments of technological developments. More
In 2011, China removed 13 crimes from a list of crimes that could result in the death penalty. Earlier this year, China announced plans to remove nine more crimes from the list. Even with the changes, China’s execution rate is still much higher than that of any other country. More
For the third straight year, the World Rice Conference has voted Cambodian rice as the world’s best. This year Cambodia shares the award with Thailand.
Cambodia produced just one percent of the world’s rice in 2012. It is trying to increase that amount. The award may help. More
Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams wanted the film to be based on some real science, to make it believable. 'We don’t have any super-powered people in this movie. It’s all super technology.' The film was just nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe award for best animated film. More
You may think that all children have freedom to play. But for children who look differently from others or have physical disabilities, the idea of play can seem far away. An organization in Uganda is seeking to change that. Read on to learn words needed to talk about this sometimes difficult topic. More
Christmas is the most widely celebrated religious holiday in the United States. In Christianity, the day honors the birth of Jesus. Peace and harmony is the spiritual message of Christmas. But many Americans will celebrate Christmas as an important, but non-religious, holiday. More
The United States technological organization Lockheed Martin says it will produce a working fusion nuclear reactor within five years. Lockheed Martin says it may have an operating prototype by 2017, and a version for sale by 2022. Fusion involves forcing together atomic nuclei. More
General Robert E. Lee’s military skill and intelligence helped extend the war between the states. But even his skill could not save the South from the industrial power of the North and its mighty armies -- armies that were better-fed and better-equipped. On Sunday, August 9, Lee surrendered. More
For the third part of our series “Tips for Applying to US Colleges” we visited Shenandoah University. Shenandoah University is named for the scenic Shenandoah Valley in the US state of Virginia. It is a private institution with about 4,000 students from 55 countries. More
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Monday, December 22, 1800 UTC: Dr. Jill Robbins talks about looking back on your year.
Tuesday, December 23, 1400 UTC: Dr. Jill Robbins talks about teaching English to children.
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