Learn how Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, became a leader in her field — and a powerful champion for women in the sciences.
The 2020 Gandhi Peace Award recipients have much in common besides their Syrian heritage. Both have braved their native country's war zones to help people.
Learn how U.S. computer scientists are creating disease projection models that help policymakers tackle COVID-19 and plan for the future.
Accurate, timely information on public health issues is critical, especially during a pandemic. Learn how the CDC gathers data that can save lives.
The 75th anniversary of V-E Day recalls the Allies of World War II uniting to achieve victory. Uniting against today's threats is every bit as vital.
When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.
The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
Today's economies are fueled by intellectual property, so laws protecting innovators' rights are essential. Learn how the U.S. helps innovators thrive.
The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for posterity each year. Find out which ones were recently tapped for this distinction.