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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.
Astronaut in flight suit climbing out of capsule in large building (SpaceX/NASA)

Meet the astronauts launching a new era of U.S. spaceflight

NASA selected the astronauts for the first crewed missions to the International Space Station from American soil since the space shuttles stopped flying in 2011.
Two people leaning on railing on ship (U.S. Coast Guard/Melissa E. McKenzie)

‘Shipriders’ partner with U.S. to secure Pacific waters

Through 'shiprider' agreements, Pacific island nations can combat illegal fishing, drug smuggling and human trafficking with help from U.S. ships.
Man standing behind 55 blue-covered caskets in belly of cargo plane (U.S. Army/Sergeant Quince Lanford)

U.S. welcomes return of service members’ remains from North Korea

With the transfer of 55 caskets on July 26, North Korea took a first step to fulfill its commitment to return the remains of American service members who died in the Korean War.
Rocket launching (NASA/Allison Stancil)

NASA to launch UAE student’s science experiment

15-year-old Gavin Vasandani is launching a 40-millimeter science experiment into space this September. Find out how students like him can launch projects with the help of NASA.
Mike Pompeo and António Guterres shaking hands in front of blue flags (© Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Pompeo at U.N.: ‘The countries of the Security Council are united’...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley highlighted the success of sanctions against North Korea and called for their strict enforcement in meetings at the U.N.
Two workers standing in front of pump dredging sand (© Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a recent report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region have become vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."
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.
Open water (© National Geographic Creative/Alamy)

Who’s in charge here?

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.