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TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.
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The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases

A 2005 discovery at a U.S. university led to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The same technology also holds promise for fighting other illnesses.
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U.S. seeks to block Chinese government surveillance

The U.S. is seeking to block funds from flowing to surveillance firms in the People's Republic of China that support the regime's Uyghur repression.
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Expanding horizons for Central and South American students

The United States is helping students in Latin America become community leaders. Learn more about the College Horizons Outreach Program.
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Why do many Americans list pronouns on social media profiles?

Read on to learn why it matters what pronouns you use to refer to people and how the United States embraces sharing pronouns.
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America leads in higher education

New global rankings show that U.S. schools dominate the world's top universities. Many top U.S. schools excel in both STEM subjects and the arts.
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The Brood X cicadas arrive by the billions

Once every 17 years, billions of cicadas emerge from underground in more than a dozen U.S. states. Learn more about this strange natural wonder.
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U.S. system will alert millions to earthquakes

The ShakeAlert mobile app, which took over a decade to create, will tell residents to seek cover before a 5.0 magnitude or higher earthquake.
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NASA readies its best asteroid punch

In a mission that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, NASA plans to test its ability to alter the course of a distant asteroid.