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.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…the US Department of Defense releases videos of Unidentified Flying Objects, the US Supreme Court hears cases over the phone, and an actor reads "The Hobbit" in 12 hours straight.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a TV reporter goes on the air without his pants, a runner writes a message with her marathon path, but makes a spelling mistake, and a reporter catches a tumbleweed "tornado" on video.
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.
Among the more unusual news stories recently, Nicaragua is the only country in Central America not taking steps to control the coronavirus, Florida declares wrestling "essential", and a professional darts tournament begins - from players' homes.
Scientists have discovered a bit of hand-made string that's around 50,000 years old. The prehistoric string suggests that ancient Neanderthals had more knowledge and skills than scientists realized.
With sports around the world shut down because of the coronavirus, things are getting a little strange. Now real pro basketball players are playing basketball video games against each other and it's being shown on the sports station ESPN.
It may seem strange to think about countries being "happy" when most of the world is struggling with the coronavirus, but last week, researchers released a yearly report which ranked the world's countries by how happy they are.
A pine tree in the Czech Republic, known as the "Guardian of the Flooded Village", has won the European Tree of the Year contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage people to appreciate and protect trees.