A group of scientists at Georgia Tech University recently studied the ways that elephants use sucking power when eating. Along the way, the scientists learned a number of other surprising things elephants can do with their trunks.
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In today's news roundup, Belarus forces a plane to land in order to arrest a reporter, soldiers in Mali remove government leaders for the second time in nine months, and an airplane pilot in Australia falls asleep for 40 minutes while flying.
Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted on Saturday night, forcing tens of thousands of people in the city of Goma to leave their homes. The lava reached the edge of the city, but did less damage than some people had feared.
In late March, the African nation of Eswatini celebrated something that people in many countries take for granted - hot water at health clinics across the country. The hot water is heated by the sun, and could save many lives.
In today's news roundup, Mexico City is still in shock after a deadly train accident on Monday, a woman from Mali who expected seven babies gives birth to nine, and a Belgian farmer moves a stone and changes the border between two countries.
A new vaccine against malaria has shown strong results in early tests in the African nation of Burkina Faso. More tests are needed, but it's possible that the vaccine could wind up saving hundreds of thousands of lives every year.
In today's news roundup, Chad's longtime president, Idriss Déby, dies a day after winning the election, police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of killing George Floyd, and David, the famous statue by Michelangelo, now has an exact 3D-printed twin.
Zipline, a company which focuses on using drones to deliver medical supplies, is now delivering coronavirus vaccines to remote areas in Ghana. Soon the company will provide similar services in other countries, too.
Last Saturday night, the streets of Cairo, Egypt were brightly lit with a very unusual celebration - a parade of mummies. Over 20 kings and queens of ancient Egypt were being moved to their new home in a new museum.
In today's news roundup, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal gets unstuck, inspectors in Galapagos find a suitcase with 185 rare tortoises, and this year, Japan's cherry trees are fully blooming earlier than ever before.