Topic: Science

Current Event April 1, 2020

How New Emojis Are Created

Technology Science Visual Art

The group in charge of emojis is issuing some new designs, and scientists are buzzing. Researchers studying mushrooms, rocks, microbes, and insects enjoy using emojis to represent their work. They are happy to have appropriate images to share on social media, even if the emojis do not represent every scientific detail correctly. Listen to learn which group of animals have the most emojis, which groups are not well represented, and what happened when marine scientists complained about the accuracy of the squid emoji.

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Current Event February 3, 2020

Weird News: Beekeeper Police Unit

Animals Science Law

Listen to learn about the special beekeeping unit of the New York Police Department.

Vocabulary: deployed, expertise, extract

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Current Event December 23, 2019

Weird News: Eagles Adopt a Hawk

Animals Science

Listen and learn about a family of eagles who adopted a baby hawk.

Vocabulary: avid, observe

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