Most people associate the flu with coldlike symptoms. They don't realize the flu can lead to life-threatening complications. Last year was a particularly bad flu season in the Northern Hemisphere: Nearly 80,000 people died in the U.S., including 180 children. Already this year, a child in Florida died from the flu. A hospital there did some research and found a significant number of parents are concerned about the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine. VOA's Carol Pearson has details.
Scientists are putting a robotic Mars rover to the test in Spain's rocky Tabernas Desert. The European Space Agency and Russia's Roscosmos space agency plan to land a rover on the Red Planet in 2021, to search for microscopic signs of life. Faith Lapidus reports.