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Modified mosquitoes may eliminate malaria

Scientists are able to fight malaria by genetically modifying the disease's carrier, mosquitoes.
Ripples on the surface of body of water (© Bill Brooks/Alamy)

What do you know about international waters?

Modern maritime law grew out of a big question: How much should a state control beyond its coasts? States control a narrow band of territorial waters; international waters belong to no one.
People in crowd holding hands in air (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

A new $2.5 million initiative will help provide food and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled poverty, hunger and tyranny.
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Protecting the legacy of Nan Madol, a lost city in the...

The ancient city of Nan Madol is a marvel of engineering in Micronesia. New funding from the United States will help preserve the site for future generations.
Man placing collar on cow (U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan)

Pakistani ‘Fulbright Hero’ built a startup — and a smart collar...

Umer Adnan won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship that took him to tech hubs across the U.S. That helped him launch a startup that could add $2 billion to Pakistan's economy.
Katherine Johnson smiling (NASA)

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations for NASA were part of a blockbuster movie, just celebrated her 100th birthday.
Woman helping child wash hands (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Pacific Angel builds health and hope in Sri Lanka

Find out how U.S. and Sri Lankan military and other officials teamed up in August on a humanitarian and disaster readiness operation.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
Two ships at sea (U.S. Coast Guard)

Teamwork, technology fight illegal fishing

The United States is working with partners to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world. Here's how.