After days of heavy rains, high waters have caused two dams to collapse in central Michigan. The waters released by the dams have flooded Midland, and forced around 11,000 people to leave their homes.
Published in May 2020
Though most people are aware that bees play an important part in the life cycle of many plants, moths, which are active at night, don't get the same attention. A recent study suggests that moths might be just as important.
As countries around the world relax their lockdown rules, sports organizations are starting back up. In some countries, some pro sports have begun playing games again. In most places, games are played in empty stadiums with no fans.
The storm season in the West Pacific and Atlantic oceans has begun with two strong storms. Late last week, the Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Vongfong. In the US, Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to hit North Carolina this morning.
In today's news roundup, Ex-President Barack Obama delivers two graduation speeches, several women over the age of 100 recover from the coronavirus, and the United Kingdom gets its first white stork chicks in 600 years.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
There are a number of animals that glow in some way - including several kinds of insects and fish. Some kinds of mushrooms glow, too. But plants don't glow. Now, scientists are working to change that.
During the last few months, most countries around the world have spent weeks in lockdowns of different kinds. Now, governments are trying to decide if the time is right to start normal business activity again.
In spite of complaints from archeologists, the Egyptian government has moved four ancient statues from a 4,000-year-old temple and placed them in the center of a busy traffic circle in downtown Cairo.
With people around the world on lockdown and movie theaters struggling to stay in business, many people are wondering whether the coronavirus will permanently change the way people see movies.
As countries around the world struggle to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, some governments are using the opportunity to increase their power. Many people worry that the governments will not give up this power once the crisis is over.