In recent weeks, elections have been held in several countries around the world. Today, NFK looks at the recent election results from Peru, Iran, and Armenia.
A self-driving ship named after the Mayflower has been forced to turn back as it tried to re-create the cross-Atlantic trip made by the original Mayflower in 1620. The group behind the effort says the journey will begin again soon.
The United States government acted quickly last week to create a new national holiday, Juneteenth. The name combines the words "June" and "nineteenth". It marks the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas were told that they were free.
In today's news roundup, Benjamin Netanyahu is removed after years as Israel's leader, China sends three astronauts to its new space station, and a Florida city sells its water tower - by accident.
As part of its plan to send humans back to the moon, NASA expects to launch a test mission, called Artemis I, in November. Now NASA is asking people to help it decide on a name for a manikin, or human model, that will be sent on the mission.
A fire at a chemical factory in Rockton, Illinois has been burning since early Monday morning. Fire fighters have decided to let the fire burn itself out, which could take days. For safety, people living near the factory have been moved away.
A group of scientists at Georgia Tech University recently studied the ways that elephants use sucking power when eating. Along the way, the scientists learned a number of other surprising things elephants can do with their trunks.
This weekend, the "G7", the leaders of several of the world's richest and most powerful countries, met in the United Kingdom. The meeting led to agreements to help poorer countries by offering coronavirus vaccines and money for climate action.
In today's news roundup, the Keystone XL pipeline has been permanently cancelled, McDonald's BTS Meal is so popular in Indonesia that several restaurants had to be closed, and cicadas prevent a plane for White House reporters from taking off.
Today NFK looks at three recent stories about whales. Endangered Atlantic right whales are shrinking in size; an endangered Pacific gray whale makes a record-setting trip; and scientists use bomb detectors to find an unknown group of pygmy blue whales.
Law enforcement groups around the world have arrested over 800 people they believe are criminals. The arrests come after a 3-year project by the FBI and Australian police to spy on criminals through a sneaky app on special cell phones.