VOA常速英语:WHO: Balanced Approach for New Bird Flu Virus Strain2011-12-31
In 2011, scientists discovered they had created a highly contagious and deadly form of H5N1 commonly called avian or bird flu. When the discovery was announced, debate erupted over whether the research was ethical and fears the new strain could be used as a bioterrorism weapon. Now, the World Health Organization has weighed in on the issue.
VOA常速英语:Country Music Album Sales Up in 20112011-12-31
In 2011, Country album sales increased more than four percent over the previous year and a number of Country artists enjoyed crossover success on the pop charts.
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You've probably heard of superheroes crime fighters possessed of incredible powers, their identities masked behind colorful costumes. Justice-seekers such as Superman, Batman and the Green Hornet.
VOA常速英语:Vince Gill Returns to Country Charts With 'Guitar Slinger'2011-12-30
It's been five years since Country star Vince Gill appeared on the popularity charts. The Oklahoma native recently made a welcome return with his new album, Guitar Slinger.
VOA常速英语:UN Assists Sudanese Refugees Fleeing Conflict2011-12-30
VOA常速英语:Is Putin Showing Weakness in Face of Opposition Movement?2011-12-29
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin switches campaign managers in the middle of an election campaign. Is his position as solid as he would like the world to think?
VOA常速英语:Refugee Crisis in South Sudan2011-12-29
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders is reporting a refugee crisis in South Sudan's Upper Nile State. It says 60 thousand people have fled fighting just across the border in Sudan.
VOA常速英语:Science: 2011 Breakthrough of the Year2011-12-29
The journal Science has named an AIDS study as its 2011 Breakthrough of the Year. The clinical trial found that antiretroviral drugs can be used to dramatically lower the risk of transmitting HIV.
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We did the grapefruit diet. Then the low-fat, low-carbohydrate, high-carbohydrate, South Beach, Detox, Protein Power, Atkins and Zone diets.
VOA常速英语:Elephant Leaves Alaska for Warmer Home2011-12-28
As we write this story, the temperature in Anchorage, Alaska, is minus-8 degrees Celsius. Bitter cold, in other words, as you might expect on an early-winter day in a state that's sometimes called America's Ice Box.
VOA常速英语:2011 Saw Challenges of Hunger and Poverty2011-12-28
The Worldwatch Institute said in 2011 far too many people were living with less than they needed. It says, for example, nearly one billion people were hungry and just as many were illiterate.
VOA常速英语:Chinese Goods Top Christmas Wish List In Cameroon2011-12-27
For many in predominantly Chrisian Cameroon, Christmas without new dresses, playthings and extraordinary food is unthinkable. Family breadwinners must provide them all for their spouses, kids and other dependents to guarantee a happy and peaceful holiday.
该音频有LRC字幕,点击图片查看所有含有LRC字幕的VOA常速英语 VOA常速英语附字幕:US Illegal Immigrants, Mass Deportations Face New Scrutiny2011-12-26
The U.S. government is currently reviewing orders to deport thousands of illegal immigrants in two cities, at a time of great division on the issue at federal and local levels. In the past fiscal year, a record 396,000 undocumented immigrants were deported from the United States, with more than 300,000 cases still pending.
VOA常速英语:After Independence, South Sudan Faces Serious Challenges Ahead2011-12-26
As the euphoria from a hard-won independence subsides, South Sudan now must turn to face enormous development challenges. Meanwhile, the threat of a return to war and outstanding political and economic tensions with the north remain the darkest clouds hovering over the world's newest nation.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States says every third adult and nearly every fifth child in America is obese. But health officials in New York are touting an aggressive initiative that has resulted in a significant drop in the city's childhood obesity rates.
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When Russia's protest movement started three weeks ago, many in the Kremlin calculated that winter would kill it off. Saturday's rally to protest alleged fraud in the December 4 parliamentary elections, however, was bigger than the first large protest on December 10.
该音频有LRC字幕,点击图片查看所有含有LRC字幕的VOA常速英语 VOA常速英语附字幕:Asia Pacific Region Faces Rising Costs From Storms, Disasters2011-12-25
Climate and disaster risk experts say the Asia Pacific region faces rising costs from storms and disasters often tied to climate change, creating new challenges for regions as they try to prepare and recover from such events.
VOA常速英语:Midlife Blood Pressure Spike Ups Heart Attack Risk2011-12-24
A new study indicates people who develop high blood pressure during middle age have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, or related medical problems later in life.
VOA常速英语:Study: Sleep Disorders Widespread Among Police2011-12-24
A new study has found that four out of 10 North American police officers surveyed have some sort of sleep disorder. The researchers say the result can be impaired job performance, as well as a variety of health problems.
VOA常速英语:'Messiah' Holiday Tradition Marks 44th Year2011-12-24
The holidays are here, and with them, a crescendo of special music reserved for this season.
VOA常速英语:Dengue Severity Depends on Prior Infection, Genetic Variation2011-12-24
American and Nicaraguan scientists have discovered the reason why a second infection with dengue can often be much more serious, even fatal, than the first.
VOA常速英语:Terrorism Fears Prompt Call for Restrictions on Publishing Virus Research2011-12-23
The U.S. government has asked two scientific journals not to publish key details of a federally-funded experiment that created new, more infectious strains of a deadly bird flu virus. Government biosecurity advisers have raised concerns that some of this information could be used by terrorists. The scientific community is debating how to balance the free flow of research data with national security.
VOA常速英语:Are Millennium Development Goals Just a First Step?2011-12-23
In September 2000, the United Nations approved the Millennium Declaration. It set the stage for the Millennium Development Goals, which are due to be achieved in 2015. But have the MDGs brought meaningful results or are they just a first step?
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For the first time in modern history, more people are now living in cities than in rural areas. That includes doctors, leaving many small communities with no primary care physician. However, a new program at Kansas University may change that.
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