The British royal family has a new member. Early Monday morning, Meghan Markle, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, gave birth to a baby boy. The baby is seventh in line for the British throne.
Published in May 2019
Many drivers of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped work on Wednesday. The strikes came as both companies are getting a lot of attention and making big changes in the way the world gets around.
A dinosaur skeleton found by a teenager over 20 years ago has led to the naming of a new dinosaur related to the Tyrannosaurus rex. The boy who made the find is now grown and is the lead scientist.
Since the 1970s, people in many countries have been taught to recycle. Now, many places are cutting recycling programs, and often items that are sent off for recycling are never recycled at all.
Though many people know of Christopher Columbus, not many people are familiar with his children. Now one son, Hernando Colón, has made the news almost 500 years after his death.
Caster Semenya is a fast female runner who has won many world championships. She won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Now she's been told she can't compete unless she takes a medicine that could make her slower.
A group called Oceanix has come up with a plan to create the world's first floating city. In early April their plan was discussed at the United Nations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia to separate its internet from the rest of the world. Russia says this is for protection. Others worry Russia is trying to control information.
Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are twin brothers who worked for NASA. When Scott was chosen for a year-long trip to space, NASA used the twins to learn how people are affected by long trips in space.
For years, meat substitutes haven't gotten much attention. Now, with more interest in planet-healthy choices and the improved quality of meat substitutes, they appear to be hitting the big time.
Two Asian countries officially get new royal leaders this week. Crown Prince Naruhito has taken over as Emperor of Japan, and King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned King of Thailand in a three day event beginning Saturday.