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Women make history in 2014 midterm elections

This year’s U.S. midterm elections, held November 4, created a number of historic firsts for women. Midterm elections, when U.S. voters decide on candidates...
Students in common area (Gallaudet University)

There isn’t another university like this one anywhere in the world

The students at Gallaudet University in Washington are changing perceptions about the deaf. All of Gallaudet's academic programs are designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing graduate...

Meet America’s top young scientist. He turns waste into clean energy.

Identify an everyday problem and solve it. That was the task for 14-year-old Sahil Doshi from Pittsburgh and other contenders in the Discovery 3M...
Woman with coffee in glass flasks (Matt Biddulph/Blue Bottle Cafe)

Science Cafes: Grab a coffee. Talk about astrophysics.

These days, you don’t have to attend a lecture to learn about science. Just visit your local cafe. People anywhere can attend informal, grassroots-organized talks...
Beyoncé Knowles (AP Images)

Can a Beyoncé song change the world?

Can a song change the world? A group of Iraqis in Baghdad thinks so, and proves it with acts of kindness. On World Humanitarian Day...
President Obama speaking to group of young Africans (AP Images)

Our tips can help you score a Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings 500 of Africa’s most promising young leaders to top U.S. universities for six weeks of...
People portraying corpses surrounded by crowd (AP Images)

When journalists pay the ultimate price, you pay too.

What price does a journalist pay for a story? In the past decade, 700 paid with their lives. Many more face death threats, violent...
Lash Laker looking through ring of seed-studded cardboard (AP Images)

Help the world. Invest in young scientists.

Investing in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) pays big dividends for everyone. If you don’t believe it, read about these amazing inventions...
Girls showing President Obama their design for a bridge (AP Images)

Today’s Girl Scout, tomorrow’s scientist?…on this day

Founded over a century ago, the Girl Scouts help school-age girls build character and learn the importance of community service. On October 31, 2.3...