Topic 1 Life Expectancy in US Drops Again
Life expectancy in the United States has dropped for the second straight year, a government report said on Wednesday.
Topic 2 Nigerian Chef Turns Local Crop Into Healthy Pasta
During a 2020 COVID lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, chef Renee Chuks began experimenting with a new pasta recipe.
Topic 3 Dogs, Cats Get Wearable Fan to Beat the Heat in Japan
A Tokyo clothing maker has worked with an animal doctor to create a wearable cooling device for house pets like dogs and cats.
Topic 4 South Korean Scientists Develop Tattoo Health Device
South Korean scientists are working on a health device in the form of a tattoo that could alert users to possible health problems.
Topic 5 Jane Goodall Gets Her Own Doll
The Mattel toy company has created a new Barbie doll with the famous British scientist Jane Goodall as its model.
Topic 6 AI Method Developed to Identify Parkinson’s Disease
American researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method to identify Parkinson’s disease.
Topic 7 Women Are Better at Statistics than They Think
Students seeking college degrees in sociology and psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha are required to take a class in mathematical statistics.
Topic 8 Robotic Hand Can Be Updated to Meet User’s Needs
A British company has developed a robotic hand that it says can be updated to perform new actions required by the user.
Topic 9 Japan Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Constitutional
A Japanese court has ruled that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution.
Topic 10 New Study Shows Bone Loss in Space Can Be Permanent
A recent study about bone loss in astronauts is providing important information about the effects of space travel on the human body.
Topic 11 Young Cuban Players Dream of US Major Leagues
Eight-year-old Kevin Kindelan and 7-year-old Leoni Venego play baseball for a Central Havana junior league team in Cuba.
Topic 12 California to End New Sales of Gasoline Vehicles by 2035
California has approved a policy that will require nearly all new vehicles sold in the state to be electric by the year 2035.
Topic 13 Palestinian American Performer Heals with Humor
Palestinian American Amer Zahr wants to heal people through humor.
Topic 14 Vietnam: Technology Companies Must Keep User Information Inside the Border
The Vietnamese government has ordered big technology companies operating there to set up systems to keep user information more secure.
Topic 15 Paris Booksellers Return to the Seine River
As COVID-19 restrictions come to an end, foreign visitors have been returning to Paris.
Topic 16 VR Technology Helps Doctors Successfully Separate Joined Twins
A team of doctors has used virtual reality technology to prepare for an operation that successfully separated twins joined at the head.
Topic 17 Artificial Intelligence Tool Aims to Identify, Predict Smells
American researchers have created a technology tool that aims to identify and re-create different smells.
Topic 18 American Labor Day Arrives Five Months Late
Americans celebrate Labor Day this year on September 5. The national holiday began more than 100 years ago to honor low-paid factory workers.
Topic 19 US States to Limit Discussion of Sexuality in Classrooms
Students in the southern U.S. state of Florida returned to school last week under a new law that some social activists have criticized.
Topic 20 In Venezuela, Innovators Promote Solar-powered, Electric Cars
In Venezuela, people often must wait in long lines to get fuel for their vehicles.