A prosthetic center in Iraq's holy city of Karbala is introducing highly advanced robotic limbs, offering amputees a new beginning by enabling them to regain mobility and independence. VOA's Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
Aquaculture is the world's fastest growing food industry and now accounts for more than 50 percent of the total global seafood supply, according to the World Economic Forum. But farming fish requires food for those fish, and currently, it relies on a lot of ingredients that could be feeding people, including soybean, corn, rice and wheat. Faith Lapidus reports on some new sustainable ideas about feeding farmed fish, from Norway.
At first, it may seem that the small cold city of Barrow, Alaska, 515 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, is in the heart of endless empty tundra. But, as Natasha Mozgovaya discovered on a visit to the northern-most city in the U.S., now known as Utqiagvik, that's not the case. Anna Rice narrates her story.
Many people know that a woman's health, including her diet and exercise habits, can impact the health of her baby even before she gets pregnant. Many women try to shed excess weight and check with their doctors to optimize their health. But, until recently, little was known about the role a father's diet and exercise choices might play. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on a study that shows, just like for women, there is a link between the father's health and that of his unborn children.