March 11, 2011 was a terrible day for Japan. Natural disasters led to a man-made disaster that the country is still dealing with. Today marks 10 years since a tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since 1986.
Published in “Science”
On February 28, people across Northern Europe saw a bright light streaking across the sky. It was a fireball - a bright meteor - falling to Earth. Scientists have now found a rock from that fireball in a driveway in England.
The world’s oldest known wild bird is a 70-year-old albatross named Wisdom, who is still surprising scientists. Since last fall, she and her mate have been sitting on an egg. Last month, their chick hatched.
Last week, the United Nations released the most complete report ever created on the global problem of food waste. It found that the world wastes about 17% of all the food produced. That's about a billion tons of food a year.
Long ago, letters were folded in complicated ways to prevent others from reading them. Now, a group of scientists at MIT have managed to read one of these letters without even opening it.
Last Friday, a huge iceberg broke off from an area in Antarctica known as the Brunt Ice Shelf. Scientists had been expecting the iceberg to break loose for a while. It's not yet clear whether the iceberg will remain in the area or float away.
Car makers around the world are being forced to make fewer cars because they can't get enough computer parts. Several factories have been closed temporarily as a result. The problem is expected to continue for several months.
Scientists have created a healthy clone of a black-footed ferret by using DNA from a ferret that died over 30 years ago. They hope the cloned animal will improve the chances of survival for these endangered ferrets.
An oil spill has left most of Israel's coastline covered with large globs of tar. The spill - the country's worst in many years - has caused the government to close its beaches. A huge cleanup operation has begun.
In today's news roundup, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO, Greece gets hit by cold weather and heavy snow, and Coca-Cola will test selling drinks in paper bottles this summer.