Hundreds of millions of people in India are facing a water shortage. The city of Chennai has a water emergency, and the situation is bad in many other parts of the country.
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NASA has announced that it will let businesses pay to use the International Space Station. The move will allow companies to do the kind of space research that used to be limited to the government.
Huge swarms of locusts have been attacking farms and fields on the Italian island of Sardinia. Millions of the insects have blanketed parts of the island, completely destroying farms.
On Monday, June 10, Jupiter, the Sun, and the Earth will be in a line. Jupiter will also be about as close as it ever gets to Earth. These conditions make June an excellent time to have a good look at Jupiter.
Last Tuesday night, people working at the National Weather Service in San Diego, California were puzzled by a strange shape on their radar screens. The unusual cloud turned out to be a massive swarm of ladybugs.
On April 7, Wiebe Wakker made history by completing the longest trip ever recorded in an electric car. He drove from the Netherlands to Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wakker is now continuing his journey to New Zealand.
David Katz was upset by all the plastic going into the oceans. To help solve the problem, he had an unusual idea - to treat plastic like money. Mr. Katz calls his idea the "Plastic Bank".
A beauty company in Brazil will soon begin selling two brand-new perfumes. But there's an unusual story behind the perfumes - the smells were created by a computer.
A company called Einride has begun using driverless electric trucks on a public road in Sweden. The project is testing ideas that could bring important changes in transportation.
San Francisco has decided that its city government workers can't use computer programs that recognize faces. San Francisco is the first US city to take such a strong step to keep this technology under control.