Experts say the world is heading toward a global food emergency. This could have a big effect on countries struggling to feed their people. Experts say there's enough food - the challenge is to get the food where it's needed at reasonable prices.
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In the past, scientists have shown that bees have some surprising math skills. Now, new research shows that bees can even be trained to tell the difference between odd and even numbers. Before this, humans were the only animals known to have this ability.
Labor party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia's new leader on Monday, as the ruling Coalition government was voted out. The result marks a huge change, as Mr. Albanese becomes Australia's first Labor prime minister in nine years.
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.
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.
In early April, a United Nations climate group released a 3,000 page report on climate change. The report details actions that must be taken quickly to avoid the worst effects of the crisis. As one of the report's authors put it, "It's now or never."
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."
The group in charge of caring for Australia's Great Barrier Reef reports that the reef appears to be going through another widespread coral "bleaching" event. Once again, rising ocean temperatures are threatening this massive underwater treasure.
In today's news roundup, South Korea elects Yoon Suk-yeol as its next president, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declares an emergency over recent floods, and cities rename streets near Russian embassies to show support for Ukraine.
Eastern Australia has been pounded by record-setting rainfall for over a week. The floods caused by the rain have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. In recent days, many people have been rescued from their roofs as waters kept rising.
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.