The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo next year. Japan has made 5,000 medals for the winners. But these Olympic medals are more special than most - they are made entirely out of recycled electronics.
Published in August 2019
The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race is the longest running race in the world. It's a 3,100 mile (4,989 kilometer) race. It's also a very short race - the entire track goes around just one city block.
India has decided to change its laws so that Kashmir, an area long-protected by special rules, is no longer special. The move is likely to cause problems in Kashmir and with India's neighbor, Pakistan.
On July 29, the government of Ethiopia said the country planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours as part of a project called "Green Legacy". The government believes its tree-planting effort has set a world record.
Americans are shocked and stunned following two shootings that have killed nearly 30 people in less than a day. The tragedies are sure to cause more discussion of the high cost of Americans' love for guns.
In today's news roundup, the Arctic is hit by huge wildfires, the US and Russia pull out of an important agreement, the woman who was the voice of Minnie Mouse dies, and the 1969 moon landing is remembered - in butter.
The LightSail 2 project has used a special "solar sail" to change the path of a small satellite going around the Earth. Bill Nye, the leader of the group behind the project, calls this "sailing on sunbeams."