Most Recent

Corn kernels in a glass container in front of corn stalks (© Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Tools of modern science help farmers feed a hungry world

Scientists agree genetically engineered foods are safe to eat and help feed a growing world. Learn more about them.
Group of boys in cave with metallic blankets (© Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page/AP Images)

World joined forces to rescue Thai soccer team

A Thai-led, multinational team of elite divers pulled off a daring plan to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, who went missing for days after getting trapped in a cave. U.S. military personnel were there to help out.
President Trump leaning in to speak to Brett Kavanuagh and his family (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

What’s next for Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court?

President Trump is nominating an experienced federal judge to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. What should the nominee expect next?
Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower (© Keystone/Getty Images)

Learn why these Americans are honorary British knights and dames

Dozens of American citizens, from actors to politicians to preachers, have joined the ranks of British knighthood through their varied contributions to the U.K. and the world.
Large crowd of protesters (© Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. condemns ongoing violence in Nicaragua

Under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016, the United States has sanctioned three Nicaraguans accused of corruption or human rights abuses against peaceful protesters.
Woman standing in large room with many large monitors (© Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

A look at the world’s largest stock exchange

Located on Wall Street in New York City, the New York Stock Exchange is a global exchange for many of today's biggest and most innovative companies.
Sailing ships at sea (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

U.S. Coast Guard shares maritime treasure in Caribbean

The tall-sail ship Eagle serves a dual purpose for the U.S. Coast Guard, training its recruits in traditional sailing skills and representing the U.S. as a floating ambassador.
The logo of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (© Yves Herman/Reuters)

Inspectors find evidence of chlorine in Syrian attack 

An international chemical weapons inspection team found chlorine and explosive residues inside the Douma, Syria, apartment building where dozens died in an April attack.
Very large computers (ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy)

New U.S. supercomputer is fastest on the planet

The U.S. has unveiled the world's fastest — and smartest — supercomputer. It will help research in fields as diverse as astrophysics and cancer.