Two weeks ago, a shocking report came out, giving details of the likely future effects of climate change. Though serious effects are already visible around the world, the report offered hope that fast action might still bring the crisis under control.
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In today's news roundup, a long, terrible drought in southern Madagascar leaves over a million people in danger of starving, Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its adults in just a week, and scientists discover that a common North American flower eats bugs.
In today's news roundup, the struggle continues as the world reaches 200 million coronavirus cases, Olympic athletes are breaking records on a high-tech track, and a scientist spots a real life SpongeBob look-alike deep under the sea.
In today's news roundup, wildfires grow larger and more serious in North America and Siberia, typhoons, monsoons, and other storms cause serious problems in Asia, and cockatoos in Australia learn how to open trash bins by watching each other.
Dengue is a very painful illness spread by mosquitoes. In severe cases, dengue can even cause death. Now scientists appear to have found a way to limit the spread of dengue, by infecting mosquitoes with a germ called Wolbachia.
A self-driving ship named after the Mayflower has been forced to turn back as it tried to re-create the cross-Atlantic trip made by the original Mayflower in 1620. The group behind the effort says the journey will begin again soon.
As coronavirus outbreaks in places like India grow worse, many people want drug companies to share the secrets behind their Covid-19 vaccines. So far, several rich countries are fighting efforts to share this information.
On February 28, people across Northern Europe saw a bright light streaking across the sky. It was a fireball - a bright meteor - falling to Earth. Scientists have now found a rock from that fireball in a driveway in England.
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.
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.