Governments and businesses worldwide are creating smartphone apps to help track the spread of the new coronavirus. The apps could be an important part of easing up on lockdowns, but they are also causing some worries.
Published in April 2020
On Sunday, protesters in Hong Kong took part in their largest gathering in months in response to new pressure from China. Police broke up the singing, chanting protesters, who had gathered in a shopping mall.
A 99-year-old English army captain has raised an incredible amount of money for the United Kingdom's National Health Service by walking laps in his garden. He's also raised a lot of excitement and good feeling.
Around the world, millions of people on lockdown are having to work from home. Among them are NASA's scientists - including those controlling spacecraft, and even Curiosity, one of NASA's Mars rovers.
Melting ice in the mountains of Norway has revealed items that have been frozen there since traders passed through over 1,000 years ago. The items were in nearly perfect condition, giving historians a fresh look at life during Viking times.
For Real? Flying Exits, Chatty Chess, & Corona Typewriters
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a French businessman pulls an eject handle that sends him flying from a speeding jet, a 16-year-old chess whiz beats the world champion, and Tom Hanks cheers up a boy named Corona.
Tomorrow, April 25, is World Penguin Day. It's not an actual holiday, but it's a fine time to think about these amazing flightless birds and take a look at some recent penguin news.
Scientists around the world are racing to create and test vaccines to help protect people from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The scientists are making progress, but it will still be quite a while before any vaccines are ready.
Earth Day is a day set aside to remind people to protect our planet. Earth Day is held on April 22 and was first started in 1970. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, Earth Day has moved online.
After three elections and a year of political confusion, Israel will finally have a new government. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent, Benny Gantz, have agreed to form a "unity government" together.
Billions of people around the world are now on lockdown. That means there's a whole lot less action on the planet's surface. One result of that is that the earth is shaking less. And scientists can tell.