In today's news roundup, the US marks over 500,000 coronavirus deaths, Europe's Mount Etna volcano erupts, putting on a show, and a massive fatberg is cleared from London's sewers.
Published in “Year: 2021”
Scientists have created a healthy clone of a black-footed ferret by using DNA from a ferret that died over 30 years ago. They hope the cloned animal will improve the chances of survival for these endangered ferrets.
Last Saturday morning, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row alone across an ocean. It took the 21-year-old swimming teacher just over 70 days to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
An oil spill has left most of Israel's coastline covered with large globs of tar. The spill - the country's worst in many years - has caused the government to close its beaches. A huge cleanup operation has begun.
For the last three weeks since the military took control of Myanmar in a coup, people have been protesting across the country. Thousands of protesters take to the streets daily, in spite of the military's harsh crackdown.