Ukranian Artist Portrays Putin in an Unusual Way
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.
A growing number of communities worldwide that depend on the ocean for their livelihoods are adopting programs called “catch shares" that aim to make fishing more sustainable, but critics say they put many fishermen out of business.
The African rhino is a seriously endangered species. One kind, the northern white rhinoceros — is on the brink of extinction. After the recent death of a female, only four northern white rhinos remain alive. Now scientists are using two distinct strategies to save them.
Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. The last such event was caused by an asteroid 66 million years ago. Scientists are in a race against time to classify the estimated 11 million species still alive today.
7,000 athletes from 177 nations will be coming to Los Angeles for Special Olympics World Games, a competition for people with intellectual disabilities. Mike O'Sullivan reports from San Diego that competitor Barbara Figueroa is getting ready for the challenge, which starts July 25th.
Some California beaches remain polluted, including some tourist hot spots. Scientists at an environmental organization called "Heal the Bay," along with Stanford University and UCLA are now developing a much faster way to determine water quality at beaches by using computers.
The Farnsworth House in the Midwest State of Illinois is one of the most iconic homes in America. Thousands of tourists visit the site every year. This famed house is now threatening the existence of this National Historic Landmark.
About half of all vertebrates – those animals with a back bone – are fish with bony rays or spines. These 30,000 ray-finned fish species have evolved a similar feeding motion. Researchers at Brown University have x-ray video that shows how fish use their bodies when they eat.
The Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan is where many Syrian refugees live. Inside the camp, families are using the social media mobile phone applications to send messages to friends and families.
The Blue Point oyster which originates in Long Island’s Great South Bay, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) from New York City, is making a comeback after almost disappearing from the world marketplace.
California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race for one of the most powerful positions in the United States. He was expected to become the next Speaker of the House. The position is third in line to the presidency. The speaker would become president if something happened to both. More
The three award winners received the prize for their work in human DNA repair. Their work has provided knowledge on how living cells are used in developing new cancer treatments. More
Ukrainian artist Dariya Marchenko has created a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin with 5,000 bullet cartridges. The bullets came from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. More
The ship may have sunk during a hurricane last week near the Bahamas. There were 33 people on it -- five Poles and 28 Americans. Federal investigators hope to find the data recorder from the ship. | As It Is More
Russia says four of its ships in the Caspian Sea launched rockets at terrorist targets, not opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. | As It Is More
Many people around the world suffer from dust-related allergies. People with allergies have trouble breathing or suffer from tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. Now, scientists in Poland say they have successfully tested cloth that the microscopic creatures cannot pass through. More
A new study suggests that selling only cigarettes with very low nicotine levels may actually help people stop smoking. Researchers studied more than 800 smokers. However, cigarette replacements, like e-cigarettes, have not reduced nicotine addiction or tobacco use. More
Do you have an enemy? Hopefully, you don’t. An enemy is someone who hates you and you hate them back. An enemy threatens you, attacks you or tries to harm you. In some languages, there are different words for a personal enemy versus an enemy of war, political enemy or enemy of the state. More
When we want to compare things we use comparative and superlative forms. Find out some of rules and exceptions of these important forms in Everyday Grammar for this week. More
Hollywood's latest space operation gone wrong movie stars Matt Damon as an astronaut mistakenly left on Mars. The film is a hit with movie critics. But what do science critics think? More
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