Scientists have created a new tool that can turn people's thoughts into words. It works by using an Artificial Intelligence program to translate brain activity into words. The scientists say the program could help people who can't speak because of a brain injury.
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On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus pandemic is not a global emergency anymore. The disease is now spreading much more slowly than before. The WHO says Covid-19 is still a problem, but the hardest part of the pandemic is over.
Protests Break Out Against China’s Zero-Covid Plan
Large protests have broken out in China over the country's "zero-Covid" program. The protests are the country's largest since 1989. The government has tried to shut the protests down quickly, but many people are still finding clever ways to speak out.
Scientists Find Way to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”
Scientists have found a new way to break down a group of harmful chemicals that are very hard to get rid of. The discovery could help solve a dangerous and growing problem - how to clean up the pollution of "forever chemicals".
North Korea is facing a rapidly spreading outbreak of Covid-19. The country claims it has had no cases for the last two years, but it has now had over 1.7 million cases since the first case was reported last week.
News Roundup: Nigeria Explosion, Beijing Testing, & Electric Chopsticks
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.
After weeks of a very difficult Covid-19 lockdown, some people in Shanghai, China have been allowed to leave their homes. But the government says millions more must remain at home. The outbreak is making people question China's "zero-Covid" program.
Over the last few weeks, Covid-19 case numbers have been hitting record levels around the world. Governments are struggling to figure out safe ways to keep schools open and avoid going back to remote classes, but it's a complicated challenge.
Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
The city of Xi'an, China - home to 13 million people - has been under a strict lockdown for two weeks, with some people unable to leave home even to shop for food. The extreme measures show how far China's government is willing to push to reach "Zero Covid".
Last Thursday, New Zealand announced a plan to end smoking in the country. Under the plan, the country would make it illegal for people born after 2008 to buy cigarettes. The plan aims to stop young people from ever starting to smoke.