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Video Robot Scientist Helps Design New Drugs

Robots are common in today’s world. They manufacture cars, work in space, explore oceans, clean up oil spills and investigate dangerous environments. And now, scientists at the University of Manchester are using a robot as a laboratory partner. More

Health workers take a blood sample from a child in Gusau, northern Nigeria.

Audio Study: Women Prefer to Go to Female Health Workers

A study in mainly Islamic communities in northern Nigeria found that women were more likely to see female health care workers. Male health workers do travel from town to town, but many women patients do not want to talk with a man about their own health care needs. More

A woman wakes up on downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row, March 7, 2013.

Video Community Center Helps Women on Skid Row

Many homeless people live in the “Skid Row” area of Los Angeles, California. These men and women have no permanent place to live. Skid Row is a place where many social service groups can be found. They work to help the homeless find work and a place to live. One such organization works with women. More

Audio New Treatment for AIDS Called a ‘Big Deal’

Read on to learn words like mutate, neutralize and antiretroviral as you learn how researchers have found a way to trick HIV, the virus causing AIDS, into killing itself. The difficulty level might be high as this article describes what happens when a genetically modified cell becomes an HIV killer. More

Video Angelina Jolie Has Second Surgery to Prevent Cancer

The 39-year-old actress published a piece in The New York Times about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to protect herself from cancer. She had a double mastectomy two years ago for the same reason. The latest surgery leaves the mother of six unable to have more children. More


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Objective can be used in several ways in a discussion. Hear how it is used in one of our news story and learn from our hosts how to use it in different ways. Let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Video News Words: Objective

Objective can be used in several ways in a discussion. Hear how it is used in one of our news story and learn from our hosts how to use it in different ways. Let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Video News Words: Assets

What are assets, and what does it mean if they are frozen? Our hosts will tell you how the word is used in news stories in this one-minute video.
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Video News Words: Significant

Significant means important. But how is it used in news stories? Our hosts will tell you. See the word in action.
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Video News Words: Facilitate

What does it mean to facilitate something? Our hosts will tell you all about it in this one-minute video. You will hear the word used in a news clip followed by an explanation.
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Video News Words: National Guard

What is the National Guard in the United States? Hear about what the National Guard does from our hosts. And please leave a comment about News Words below.

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