Category Archives: Science In The News (VOA Learning English)

NASA: Newly Discovered Planets Could Hold Life Forms – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a single star. The finding was announced Wednesday by officials from NASA – the U.S. space agency – and other research team members. The … Continue reading

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Eyes in the Sky Map Amazon on the Ground – VOA Learning English (Feb 19, 2017)

Looking at a rainforest from high in the sky, you might think all the trees look about the same. But they are not. Take, for example, the Amazon rainforest in South America. Research shows that the Amazon’s biological diversity—the huge … Continue reading

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Israel Builds World’s Largest Solar Tower – VOA Learning English (Jan 29, 2017)

Israel, a sunny country along the Mediterranean Sea, is a perfect place for solar power. Even so, solar power supplies only a small percentage of the country’s energy needs. But that situation is beginning to change. A giant solar tower … Continue reading

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Researchers Testing New Cancer Treatment – VOA Learning English (Jan 08, 2017)

Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, and now researchers are developing new forms of treatment. If tests show you have liver cancer, there are several ways to treat the disease. One is removing the cancerous … Continue reading

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Scientists Looking for Life on Mars – VOA Learning English (Dec 25, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/2/26/2664ba4c-1c15-4e81-a50f-b14bf1ab2407.mp4 U.S. and British scientists are looking for life on Mars. Their chemistry camera found small amounts of an interesting chemical. Pictures of the planet Mars show a rocky, lifeless scene. It is hard to imagine plants or animals could … Continue reading

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