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.
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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.
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.
In today's news roundup, the US marks over 500,000 coronavirus deaths, Europe's Mount Etna volcano erupts, putting on a show, and a massive fatberg is cleared from London's sewers.
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.
NASA’s Perseverance rover touched ground safely on Mars Yesterday. NASA is now going through tests of the Perseverance to make sure everything is working well.
This afternoon, NASA expects its Perseverance spacecraft to land on Mars. Landing safely will be an incredible challenge. But if it goes well, the mission could tell us about possible life on Mars, and test out several new inventions.
Much of the United States is locked in the grip of an unusually large and extremely cold winter storm. The storm has brought bad weather, super-cold temperatures, power cuts, and transportation problems. About half of all Americans are affected.
The second impeachment trial of ex-President Donald Trump ended with him being found "not guilty". Though 57 senators agreed that Mr. Trump was guilty, and only 43 voted not guilty, at least 67 votes were needed to convict him.