Cockroach Caca Contains Chemical Messages Made by Microbes“美食”共分享Microbes play a huge role in our nutrition, our immunity, maybe even our mental health. But we aren’t the only ones that rely on these armies of resident bacteria. Bab...
Ants Use Celestial Cues to Travel in Reverse蚂蚁很厉害Next time you need directions, maybe ask an ant. Because these clever little critters are such masters of navigation that some can find their way home… whether they’re walking forward,...
Are You Standing in Line to Buy a Hatchimal?This is What’s Trending Today.Do you know someone who is looking for a Hatchimal?If you do not, you probably will soon.Hatchimals are popular gifts for children this holiday season. A Hatchimal i...
When astronauts go to the planet Mars years from now, they will need the right food to stay strong and healthy.At NASA, the American space agency, scientists are working to create food products that provide nutrition without weighing down t...
The United States’ top health official says electronic cigarettes can cause health problems for young people.美国首席卫生部门表示电子香烟能导致年轻人的健康出现问题。Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released his first report on e-cigarettes thi...
any cases of rape are reported in the world’s newest country, South Sudan.Government forces, unidentified armed groups, and rebel fighters are suspected of these crimes. Yet not one individual has been arrested or sentenced to prison for r...
A new study has found changes in public opinion on the issue of torture and its use to get “important military information.”The study found that the percentage of people who felt torture was a useful tool increased in 16 countries over a ...
Virtual reality, or VR, is a powerful, new technology.虚拟现实也被叫做VR，是一种强有力的新型技术。VR software programs are being used in many video games. But others have been developed for education, to train doctors and in military traini...
American President-elect Donald Trump named retired Marine General James Mattis to be his secretary of defense this week.Mattis left military service three years ago. At the time, he led the U.S. Central Command, which carries out U.S. oper...
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans have been displaced from their homes because of continuing violence in the country.They face severe hardship as the country’s harsh winter approaches.The United Nations calls these people “internally-displ...
Social media use has risen sharply in Cameroon, as have the government’s efforts to control it.Our story begins at a church in Limbe, in southwestern Cameroon. These church members are praying for three men.A military court ruled against t...
Three large machines called turbines produce electricity at the Buck Combined Cycle Station in central North Carolina, near the town of Salisbury.Tall chimneys that once released smoke into the air all day and night are now unused. The last...
Most of us still have lots of photographs sitting around from the days when we used cameras, not telephones, to take pictures.There are probably many photos stored away that we do not look at and may never see again. But these images, repre...
A European Union program is letting blind people experience famous paintings for the first time.The program is called Access to Museums for Blind and Visually Impaired people. It uses three dimensional (3-D) printing to re-create famous pai...
The top appeals court in Egypt overturned life sentences against former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and officials of the Muslim Brotherhood.The court cancelled the second of two life sentences against the former president. A death sen...
One in Four Americans Make Money from the Online Economy1/4的美国人通过零工经济赚钱Nearly one in four Americans made money over the last 12 months by using their personal computers or other devices connected to the Internet.近1/4的美国人在过...
How Did Thanksgiving 'Turkey' Get its Name?The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is symbolized by its traditional food, a large bird we call a turkey. But turkey is certainly not from Turkey.In fact, its English name is based on one big mistake. We...
The election may be over, but for President-elect Donald Trump, the work is just beginning.The president-elect’s transition team now needs to choose who will work in his administration.It is a big job. There are positions, such as cabinet ...
This is What’s Trending Today…People continue to react to reports that Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie has asked her husband, actor Brad Pitt, for a divorce.The move appears to end their marriage and a relationship that some media have cal...
US Announces Guidelines for Driverless CarsThe U.S. government has released new guidelines for the fast-developing technology of driverless cars.The guidelines were announced Tuesday by the Department of Transportation. They were developed ...
Next Week's Presidential Debate Could Make History下周的总统候选人辩论可能会创造观看历史Americans are preparing for the first of three debates involving the candidates for president.美国人正在筹备三场总统候选人辩论中的首场辩论。The first de...
American Boy Offers Home to Syrian Boy in Letter to ObamaThis is What's Trending Today...Last month, images of a bloody, wounded 5-year-old Syrian boy in an ambulance captured the world's attention. The boy had suffered head injuries when a...
Taiwan has asked Google to blur, or make unclear, satellite images showing a disputed landform in the South China Sea.The images appear to show military installations on Itu Aba, which the Taiwanese call Taiping Island.The latest images on ...
In the future, very small wireless devices could be placed inside human brains to study and stimulate brain cells.That is the goal of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. University researchers have created extremely small...
First Look: African American Museum Opening on National MallThe National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday, September 24.What began years ago as legislation under then-President George W. Bush will soon be the ne...