Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.
Drone dropping box attached to parachute (© Zipline)

How drones are making history and saving lives

Millions of people around the world lack adequate access to essential medical products. Companies in the U.S. and other places are working to change that.
Digitized Iranian flag over laptop keyboard (© Aleksandar Malivuk/Shutterstock)

U.S. companies disrupt Iranian disinformation campaign

Hundreds of deceptive Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts falsely claim to be independent news agencies, but are really tied to Iranian state media.
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U.S. firm powered new, electric race cars in Saudi event

A historic Saudi town was the stage for an international E-Prix for electric race cars. American ingenuity propelled them over the finish line.
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2019 class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars prepares for Oxford

Meet a few of the 32 U.S. students elected as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Nearly half are immigrants or first-generation Americans; 21 are women.
Woman standing in front of a mural of fish in the sea (Courtesy of Michelle Zabat)

Fulbright Program marks 70 years in the Philippines

No Fulbright Program anywhere has operated longer than in the Philippines, providing Filipinos and Americans alike not just degrees, but cultural awareness.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
Illustration of a globe wearing a graduation cap (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The résumés of these world leaders include U.S. degrees

What does the future hold for the 1.1 million international students now at U.S. universities? Anything's possible, including leading their countries.
Portrait of a smiling man (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

U.S. universities a proving ground for future diplomats

Meet two young people who hope to become diplomats one day. They believe studying in the U.S. will help them to achieve their goals.