When Msituni was born, zoo keepers were worried the baby giraffe might die. Her front legs bent the wrong way, making standing nearly impossible. Now, thanks to special braces, she's healthy and playing with other giraffes.
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In today's news roundup, the Taliban tells women in Afghanistan to cover themselves from head to toe, Karine Jean-Pierre becomes the White House's first Black press secretary, and a passenger safely lands a plane after the pilot becomes ill.
Last Sunday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky presented an award to a Ukrainian who has worked hard to keep people in the country safe. The unusual winner of the award was a small dog called Patron, who has become famous for his bomb-sniffing talents.
On Monday, a company called Rocket Lab used a helicopter to grab a huge booster section of a rocket out of the air as it fell from space. Like SpaceX, Rocket Lab hopes to lower the costs of rocket launches by reusing parts.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released a study on a subject they call Oreology - how Oreo cookies twist apart. The study's results show that the Oreo's white cream almost always winds up stuck to just one side of the cookie.
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.
A hotel in Jammu and Kashmir, India has created what it says is the largest igloo cafe in the world. The coffee bar, made of snow and ice, can seat up to 40 people. It may be the world's largest, but it won't be around for long. It's expected to melt in March.
In today's news roundup, heavy rains trigger deadly mudslides in Brazil, Zimbabwe teachers are on strike in an effort to earn the same amount they earned four years ago, and some drivers in Seattle discover that their car radios will only play one station.
In 1992, five villages in Galicia, Spain were flooded on purpose when a river was dammed up to create a large reservoir. Now, because of a drought, low levels of water have revealed much of one of those villages, rising out of the water like a ghost village.
In today's news roundup, Australia and the Philippines re-open to tourists after nearly two years, Queen Elizabeth II of England celebrates 70 years on the throne, and a man in Indonesia rescues a crocodile that has had a tire stuck on its neck for six years.
In today's news roundup, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under intense pressure over parties held during lockdown, record-setting football quarterback Tom Brady is retiring, and a chicken is caught in the security area at the US Department of Defense.