Topic 1 Staying Safe in Hot Temperatures
Hot weather kills hundreds of people every year. The World Health Organization estimates that from 1998 to 2017 more than 166,000 people died as a result of extreme heatwaves.
Topic 2 French Restaurant Serves Up Food of the Future: Insects
A French cook is preparing foods with something surprising: insects.
Topic 3 US to Invest $3 Billion on Antiviral Drugs for COVID-19
The United States is spending $3.2 billion to develop drugs to fight COVID-19 and other viruses that could turn into pandemics.
Topic 4 Nature's Healing Power on Appalachian Trail
On a recent sunny day, hikers stood at an entry point on the Appalachian Trail near Hawk Mountain in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Topic 5 Club Teaches Kids About Horse Riding and Life
Usually in school or in clubs, children are told not to horse around – horsing around means to act badly. But in south London, there is a club that loves it when students horse around.
Topic 6 US Drug Agency Approves Disputed Alzheimer’s Treatment
U.S. government health officials have approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years.
Topic 7 How to Make a Window Box Garden
For many people, warm weather means growing things in the ground. Gardening is popular activity all around the world.
Topic 8 UN Warns of Rising Temperatures Closer to Paris Agreement Limits
The United Nations says there is a 40 percent chance that world temperatures in the next five years will temporarily rise above climate change goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Topic 9 Can Birdsong Make You Happier?
If you are able to step outside and hear many types of birds, you might also have a greater feeling of well-being.
Topic 10 How Primates Are Aiding the Fight Against COVID-19 in Louisiana
A research center in Louisiana is examining COVID-19 through the use of monkeys.
Topic 11 COVID-19 Guides Hospitals of the Future
Tim Putnam operates a small hospital in rural Indiana. In March 2020, the 25-bed facility got hit very hard by COVID-19.
Topic 12 Trillions of Cicadas Coming after 17 Years Underground
Every 17 years, billions of insects, known as the cicadas of Brood X, rise from the earth. This year, perhaps, there will be trillions!
Topic 13 Cosmetic Surgeries Rise in South Korea During Pandemic
South Korean demand for cosmetic surgery operations sharply increased in 2020.
Topic 14 Longleaf Pine Trees Give Us More than Just Wood
The longleaf pine tree has deep connections with the history and life of the eastern part of America.
Topic 15 Increase in US Eating Disorders During Pandemic
In the United States, restrictions are loosening and COVID-19 cases are decreasing. However, eating disorder cases are on the rise, report doctors and specialists.
Topic 16 These Work Skills Are Most Important During Pandemic and After
The coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in many places around the world.
Topic 17 WHO Warns 2.5 Billion Will Have Hearing Problems by 2050
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that 25 percent of the world’s population, or 2.5 billion people, will have hearing problems by 2050.
Topic 18 New York's $200 French Fries Offer 'Escape' from Daily Life
The agency that watches inflation in the United States, the Federal Reserve, might have to reconsider the cost of food after visiting a restaurant in New York City.
Topic 19 What Happens to Pets When Couples Break Up
In the United States, the law views domestic animals, or pets, as property when married people legally separate.
Topic 20 Mental Health Gets Spotlight at Olympics
American Simone Biles is widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time.