Western Canada and the northwestern United States have been facing record-breaking high temperatures for days. An unusual weather system has created a "heat dome" of trapped hot air in the area. The heat is expected to last for several more days.
Published in June 2021
Scientists Use Bacteria to Cut Mosquito-Spread Dengue
Dengue is a very painful illness spread by mosquitoes. In severe cases, dengue can even cause death. Now scientists appear to have found a way to limit the spread of dengue, by infecting mosquitoes with a germ called Wolbachia.
Last Thursday, a large part of a building near Miami, Florida collapsed. The building was home to hundreds of people. At least nine people have died and roughly 150 are still missing. Rescue workers are trying to find and help survivors.
News Roundup: Carl Nassib, Panda Twins, & Bowie Painting
In today's news roundup, Carl Nassib becomes the NFL's first active player who is openly gay, a panda in a Japanese zoo gives birth to twins, and a David Bowie painting bought in a second-hand store for $4 sells for $89,000.
The incredibly challenging Tour de France bike race will begin this weekend. For years, women have been working to bring back a similar race for females. Now, the organizers have announced that the women's Tour de France will return next July.
In recent weeks, elections have been held in several countries around the world. Today, NFK looks at the recent election results from Peru, Iran, and Armenia.
A self-driving ship named after the Mayflower has been forced to turn back as it tried to re-create the cross-Atlantic trip made by the original Mayflower in 1620. The group behind the effort says the journey will begin again soon.
The United States government acted quickly last week to create a new national holiday, Juneteenth. The name combines the words "June" and "nineteenth". It marks the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas were told that they were free.
News Roundup: Israeli Leader, Chinese Astronauts, & a Water Tower
In today's news roundup, Benjamin Netanyahu is removed after years as Israel's leader, China sends three astronauts to its new space station, and a Florida city sells its water tower - by accident.
As part of its plan to send humans back to the moon, NASA expects to launch a test mission, called Artemis I, in November. Now NASA is asking people to help it decide on a name for a manikin, or human model, that will be sent on the mission.
A fire at a chemical factory in Rockton, Illinois has been burning since early Monday morning. Fire fighters have decided to let the fire burn itself out, which could take days. For safety, people living near the factory have been moved away.