Two missing notebooks belonging to the scientist Charles Darwin were secretly returned to the Cambridge University Library recently. The stolen notebooks, which had been missing for over 20 years, were returned in good condition.
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In today's news roundup, Tunisia's president ends Parliament after it criticizes his actions, Russia demands payment for its natural gas in rubles, and a large Airbus airplane makes a 3-hour flight powered by cooking oil.
In today's news roundup, China suffers its worst airplane crash since 2010, the Taliban breaks its promise to allow girls in Afghanistan to go to high school, and Russia's war on Ukraine affects even the European Tree of the Year award.
Ash Barty, the world's #1 women's tennis player, shocked the sports world on Wednesday by announcing that she was retiring from tennis. Barty, who's just 25, says that it's time for her to "chase other dreams and to put the racquets down."
Students at an elementary school in California, with the help of their art teacher, created a telephone hotline that people can call to get cheerful advice from kids during difficult times. In just days, the hotline began getting thousands of calls an hour.
In today's news roundup, Japan is hit by a strong earthquake, China locks down millions of people as its Covid-19 cases continue to rise, and the company that owns the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal last year has another ship run aground.
Over the last two days, much of Spain has been coated with dust, and the skies have turned bright orange. A huge cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is causing the strange weather. The dust cloud is expected to spread to other parts of Europe.
When Callum Isted saw plastic water bottles being thrown away at his school, he raised money to buy all the students reusable bottles. And he didn't stop there. Last week, he became the youngest person to bring a petition before Scotland's Parliament.
Over a hundred years after it sank near Antarctica, the ship of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton has been found. The ship, called 'Endurance', sank after it got trapped in the ice in the Weddell Sea in 1915. Now it has been found using underwater robots.
In today's news roundup, failed peace talks between Russia and Ukraine may help protect civilians, Major League Baseball delays the start of the baseball season, and a huge piece of an old rocket slams into the far side of the moon.
Science experiments don't always go as planned, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from them. Recently, Australian scientists learned something unexpected about magpies when they tried to attach trackers to them to learn more about their habits.