On Sunday, Tigst Assefa of Ethiopia shocked the running world by smashing the women's world record for the marathon by over two minutes. Assefa finished the Berlin Marathon in just 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 53 seconds.
Published in September 2023
On Sunday, the Writers Guild of America reached a deal with Hollywood's top studios that has ended a 5-month strike by union writers. The strike, which has led to a major slowdown in the entertainment business, officially ended at 12:01 Wednesday morning.
On Sunday, a capsule carrying samples of a distant asteroid landed safely in the desert in Utah. The samples, collected by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, are the largest amount of asteroid material ever returned to Earth.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio has set a new record for the longest spaceflight by an American. As of today, he has been in space for a full year, working on the International Space Station. Dr. Rubio broke the old record of 355 days in early September.
Over the weekend, people around the world turned out in huge numbers to protest the burning of fossil fuels. The protests - the largest since before the coronavirus pandemic - were meant to send a strong message to political leaders: "Take climate action now."
On Friday, thousands of workers at three of the largest US car companies went on strike. The workers are part of the United Auto Workers union, and they're looking for better pay and job security, as car companies make the move to electric cars.
Coco Gauff is a rising US tennis star. On Saturday, the 19-year-old won her first Grand Slam championship by beating Aryna Sabalenka. Gauff's win makes her the youngest American to win a major tennis championship since 1999.
All through its history, Mexico has been led by men. That's about to change. The two leading candidates for Mexico's 2024 election for president are both women. Unless something unexpected happens, Mexico's next president will be a woman.
A powerful earthquake hit Morocco on Friday night, killing over 2,500 people and causing huge damage over a large area. People in some areas are starting to recover, but help still hasn't reached some remote areas. Many outside countries have offered to help.
Torbjorn ("Thor") Pedersen is a Danish traveler who recently finished a trip around the world. But this wasn't just any trip. Mr. Pedersen spent nearly 10 years visiting every country in the world – and he did it all without flying.
On August 21, a cargo ship traveling from Singapore to Brazil became the first to try out a new kind of sail. The sail is expected to save fuel and cut pollution. If it works well, similar sails could become common on cargo ships over the next few years.