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U.S. universities adapt to help international students

With a public health crisis reshaping the new academic year, U.S. universities are offering expanded resources to help international students thrive.
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Connecting startups and investors online

Want to start a business, but need help? Now you can interact with the world's leading experts in a wide range of fields, thanks to a new online platform.
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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.
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Juneteenth: Remembering the end of slavery

Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
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U.S. ‘patient one’ spurs one of many COVID-19 drug trials

The doctor who treated the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. explains why remdesivir is a valuable drug in battling the new coronavirus.
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These sea turtles face peril

Learn about the greatest threats to sea turtles, and how conservationists are working to ensure a future for these prehistoric creatures.
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Museum exhibit on epidemics goes digital

Most infectious diseases jump from animal hosts to humans, but animals aren't to blame. Discover how these problems originate and how they can be tackled.
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NASA names telescope for pioneering female astronomer

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.
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Gandhi Peace Award for 2020 honors two Syrians

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.