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  • Robotics camp

    A group of Venezuelan children is spending the summer vacation having fun and preparing for serious careers.

    They’re learning about science, technology, engineering, and math…all while they play at summer camp.

  • Modern or old school dating?

    If you've lived under lockdown during the pandemic, you'll know how frayed family and romantic relationships can become.

    Getting together was illegal for months on end for many.

    And yet dating apps have boomed with some unexpected effects.

  • Vietnam's temple monkeys

    These monkeys have been living at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam for 25 years.

    Monks and visitors have been making sure the temple monkeys always have enough to eat but do you think they’re grateful?

  • COVID & two Americas

    Historic mistrust of the medical profession, borne out of centuries of racism, is making it hard to convince some African Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Mississippi has the highest Black population of any U.S. state. It also has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country ...

  • Haiti earthquake: Human & economic cost

    Over the weekend, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, killing more than 2,100 people, destroying at least 7,000 homes, and leaving 30,000 families homeless.

    Infrastructure across the country has been badly damaged or demolished, including churches, schools, and offices.

  • Healthcare workers 'burnout'

    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers have been called heroes, lauded for their relentless work in a risky environment.

    This has caused some young people to pursue careers in medicine. But many of those currently working on the front lines are looking to get out, further exacer...

  • It's DC's Panda's birthday

    The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Giant Panda cub Xiao Qi Ji turned one today.

    Visitors and the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang expressed their birthday wishes.

    Ambassador Qin wished him good health and happiness and said that there would be more miracles waiting for him.

    See how the zoo ...

  • Economics of coffee

    A cup of coffee in the U.S. could soon start costing you more. Wholesale coffee prices are increasing because of bad weather in Brazil, the world's largest coffee producer.

    But cafes are also dealing with price increases linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Rio's botanical garden

    A botanical garden in Rio de Janeiro has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture.

    The site earned the coveted status in July this year when the organization’s world heritage committee met in the Chinese city of Fuzho...