The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially began last Tuesday. Many Paralympic records and world records have been broken in the last week. The excitement will continue until the Games end on September 5.
Published in August 2021
Hurricane Ida pounded Louisiana yesterday with extremely strong winds and heavy rains. Ida is the second strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana, and it's still moving slowly, leaving a path of destruction behind it.
In today's news roundup, a terrorist group sets off bombs near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Kathy Hochul takes over as New York state's first female governor, and scientists discover that plant-eating giant tortoises sometimes also hunt young birds.
The LEGO Group has been working on a way to make LEGO bricks out of recycled plastic. The bricks aren't ready yet, but the company says it's making progress. Making bricks from recycled materials could cut pollution from the company's bricks by 70%.
School students in the US are being caught in a political battle over masks. Though wearing masks is an important way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, some Republican leaders are trying to prevent school districts from requiring masks.
On August 14, it rained at the highest point of Greenland’s ice sheet. This is normally the coldest part of the ice sheet - a place where rain has never been seen before. It's another big weather change that seems to be connected to the climate crisis.
Two weeks ago, a shocking report came out, giving details of the likely future effects of climate change. Though serious effects are already visible around the world, the report offered hope that fast action might still bring the crisis under control.
In today's news roundup, Zambia gets a new president, Malaysia's prime minister steps down, New Zealand goes into lockdown for a single coronavirus case, and a shopper in Australia finds herself face to face with a python.
Maki Kaji, a Japanese man who was known as the “Father of Sudoku,” has passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Mr. Kaji was a puzzle lover who helped turn Sudoku from a simple number challenge into a game played around the world.
On Sunday, the Taliban took control of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. The Taliban now controls the entire country. Many people are shocked at how quickly the Taliban defeated the Afghan army, and are worried about the future of the country's people.
Last Thursday, a Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox was held near fields of corn in the middle of Iowa. The "Field of Dreams" game was based on a 30-year-old movie.