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Artwork depicting bridge over river with boats (© Compton & Co./Library of Congress)

The world’s largest library offers digital collections

Did you know you can find a rundown of popular memes in the Library of Congress' digital collections? Learn about its other treasures.
Left photo: People taking selfie in front of tulips (© Greater Topeka Partnership) Right photo: People snowshoeing on mountain (© Visit Park City)

What is a chamber of commerce?

State and local chambers of commerce are famous for holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies but do so much more. Get a sense of those duties here.
International Space Station orbiting Earth (NASA)

5 experiments aboard the International Space Station

Read about some of the experiments aboard the International Space Station, including one that attempts to understand fires on Earth.
Corn plants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Genetically engineered crops can survive floods or droughts. Here’s how.

Some crops are genetically engineered to thrive in droughts and floods. Learn what they are and how they've adapted to climate change.
Man picking papayas (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Genetically engineered crops can slow climate change. Here’s how.

Did you know that some crops are genetically engineered to resist insects and tolerate herbicides? Learn how they mitigate climate change.
Woman gesturing toward her face standing next to man holding microphone (© Scott Legato/Getty Images)

How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
Boy wearing glasses and T-shirt standing in front of mural (© Rubén Pizarro)

Bringing Silicon Valley to the children of nearby farm workers

Learn about a teenage tech dynamo who is bringing coding to the children of farm workers in the "salad bowl of the world."
Brick building with white columns and dome seen through red flowers (© parkerphotography/Alamy)

Memorials can make history more inclusive

Learn how the current push for racial equality in the United States is prompting Americans to rethink their memorials and commemorations.
Line of people viewing erupting geyser (© Dave Stamboulis/Alamy)

The 5 most popular national parks during the pandemic [photo gallery]

July 31 is World Ranger Day! Learn about five of America's most visited national parks (there are 423 parks total) and what keeps guests coming back.