Scientists have long believed that there was a black hole in the center of our galaxy. Last Thursday, scientists released the first image ever made of this black hole. The scientists hope the image will help them learn more about black holes and gravity.
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A recent scientific report says that more than one-fifth of the world's reptiles are at risk of dying out. The main threat to reptiles is the loss of their natural homes, as humans take over more and more natural areas.
In today's news roundup, New Mexico fights massive wildfires, New Zealand reopens to tourists after more than two years, and a company uses satellites to spot cow burps from space.
On Monday, a company called Rocket Lab used a helicopter to grab a huge booster section of a rocket out of the air as it fell from space. Like SpaceX, Rocket Lab hopes to lower the costs of rocket launches by reusing parts.
Last Wednesday, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history as she blasted off on a SpaceX rocket. Dr. Watkins is now the first Black woman to serve on a long-term mission to the International Space Station.
India and Pakistan are struggling as they face an intense early heat wave. After the hottest March ever recorded, temperatures in late April again set records. The heat is causing health problems, and has led to fires, energy shortages, and damaged crops.
In today's news roundup, an explosion at an illegal oil processing factory in Nigeria kills over 100 people, Beijing, China announces plans to test 22 million people for Covid-19, and scientists in Japan invent chopsticks that make food taste saltier.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released a study on a subject they call Oreology - how Oreo cookies twist apart. The study's results show that the Oreo's white cream almost always winds up stuck to just one side of the cookie.
Last Thursday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that six red wolf pups had been born in the wild. That's great news for endangered red wolves, and marks the first time these pups have been born in the wild since 2018.
Today marks 52 years since Earth Day was first celebrated. This year, Earth Day organizers have lists of events taking place all around the world. NFK also takes a brief look at "climate anxiety" and steps that could help calm worries over the climate crisis.