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Rex Tillerson speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Tillerson to African leaders: ‘It is imperative that we work together’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought together 38 African foreign ministers to promote trade, governance and security.
Solomon's Pools in Bethlehem (Musa al Shaer/AFP via Getty Images)

A modern revival for ancient West Bank reservoirs

A new U.S. project is hoping to revitalize Solomon's Pools, marvels of ancient engineering, and turn them into a major West Bank tourist site.
Man watching drone fly (© AP Images)

President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.
Boy maneuvering boat out of a flooded house in Vietnam (© AP Images)

Satellite partnership keeps Vietnam a step ahead of floods

Vietnam and its neighbors have always been vulnerable to water disasters, but a new satellite data partnership is helping the region be ready.
Four people watching two people in hazmat suits at a door (© AP Images)

Tillerson: ‘Disease detectives’ stop outbreaks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson credits "disease detectives" for tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases around the world.
Snow leopard with triplets (© Animal Press/Barcroft Images/Getty Images)

October 23 is International Snow Leopard Day

On October 23, International Snow Leopard Day we celebrate the endangered mountain feline, whose health reflects the health of important ecosystems.
Girl using screwdriver to assemble machine (Shutterstock)

Ivanka Trump announces large private-sector pledge for computer education

CEOs joined Ivanka Trump to build access to computer-science classes with $300 million. The private-sector push complements administration STEM efforts.
Xbox console (Shutterstock)

Video game part does double duty — on a submarine

The U.S. Navy is putting a game-changing piece of equipment in its latest class of nuclear-powered submarines: an Xbox controller.
Two women standing on dirt path and looking at tablet (Fundación Capital)

Creating new startups with the help of an app

A USAID-funded program teaches finance to families in Latin America with tablet computers. Some of them start businesses and succeed.