Chocolate Lovers Get a Sweet History Lesson
There are 285 million blind and visually impaired people in the world who are unable to enjoy visual art at a museum. One New York photographer is trying to fix this situation by making tangible copies of the world’s masterpieces.
Saudi Arabian female athletes say that sports are on the front line of busting traditions that quash women’s voices, both locally and internationally.
The sport of cycling has steadily built a following in East Africa in recent years. Now the town of Machakos, about 56 kilometers southeast of Nairobi, is trying to become Kenya’s, and perhaps East Africa’s, cycling hub.
Raising children has traditionally been a mother's role, but modern sociology says that a father's role in children’s development is also crucial. Children abandoned and neglected by their fathers do not thrive as well as the children in families where both parents are involved.
Scientists say the world is experiencing a shortage of fresh water, and it will only get worse because of the growing population and climate change. Photos that show how water scarcity is impacting people around the world can be seen at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Many women and some men are very particular about their hair. One of the ways for keeping it in shape involves applying heat, but just how much of it and for how long has been mostly left to experience. A scientist from Purdue University, Indiana, is trying to find a scientific answer.
A Ukrainian artist portrays Russian President Vladimir Putin in a unique medium. And its creator says it’s not only a work of art - it’s a political statement.
California is suffering under a historic four-year drought and scientists say even the state's famed sequoia trees are feeling the pain. The National Park Service has started detailed research to see how it can help the oldest living things on earth survive.
Get set for a spectacular celestial event: An eclipse of a supermoon will occur next week, and there won't be another one for 18 years. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports.
Master Beekeeper Billy Davis has been keeping bees since the 1960s. In 2013, he founded the Sustainable Honeybee Program. The non-profit is developing stronger bees and teaching beekeepers how to strengthen their own colonies.
Much of the western United States is experiencing extreme drought conditions, leading to wildfires and water shortages, but scientists are predicting some weather changes that will affect not only the American West but also parts of Asia, Australia and Africa.
Each year many students graduate from Kenyan universities. Many are also unable to find jobs due to the already existing high rate of unemployment among youth in the country. Some of these young men and women are resorting to agribusiness in large numbers as a way of tackling unemployment.
Honeybees are disappearing, and no one knows exactly why. Entomologists and scientists around the world are scrambling to find the answer to colony collapse disorder.
Children are used to using vending machines to buy snacks and drinks. Now they are able to go to a vending machine to get books for free. The Book Vending Machine program is the newest addition to “Soar with Reading,” a literacy initiative started five years ago by JetBlue Airlines.
The taxi-like online company Uber has begun a first-of-its-kind African pilot project having deaf drivers in Nairobi use its app. Lenny Ruvaga reports from the Kenyan capital about the collaboration that's helping to level the playing field for the hearing-impaired drivers.
Plant roots play a vital role for life on earth. They absorb water and nutrients to feed plants, which feed animals and humans, and they anchor soil to prevent erosion. The U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington pays tribute with a new exhibit called “Exposed.”
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a program in which consumers pay a farmer ahead of time for automatic delivery of fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruit during the growing season. One farmer who has now expanded his CSA program to New York City lawyers.
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