Iran produces most of the world's saffron and hopes to export more of the expensive spice that is important to the nation's economy. But Iran's farmers will have to overcome renewed U.S. sanctions to boost sales. VOA's Jim Randle narrates our report.
Artists from around the world have created fanciful, strange, beautiful and huge sculptures at a beach on Denmark's west coast. It is a blend of science fiction, technical skill and about 1,200 tons of sand. VOA's Jim Randle narrates our story.
Organizers of a major horse jumping exhibition in Helsinki, Finland, are re-defining the term horsepower. They are taking more than 100 tons of waste from hundreds of horses and converting it to electricity.
In Kenya, snakebites kill at least 700 people a year, so local researchers are working to make effective treatment available at much lower costs to save lives. It is dangerous work, handling large snakes armed with fangs and deadly poison. But extracting and processing that poison can save lives. VOA's Jim Randle narrates our story.
When astronauts orbit the moon, or live on its surface in the decade ahead, they will probably be inside inflatable space lodges now in development. Dozens of NASA officials and veteran astronauts are wrapping up a review of five space habitat mockups built by different companies. VOA's Jim Randle has a look at the results.
Scientists worry about feeding 2 billion more people in the future as climate change hampers farmers and fishing fleet catches disappoint. To produce more protein more efficiently, startups are creating new farms that use artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced industrial techniques to raise tens of thousands of tons of insects to feed farmed fish and livestock. VOA's Jim Randle reports that insects efficiently turn waste food into protein at a fraction of the environmental impact.