Three people holding up signs written in Mongolian (© Byambasuren Byamba-Ochir/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Chinese government uses language to oppress minorities

China's government is forcing ethnic Mongolian children to learn Mandarin in school instead of their native language in a campaign of cultural assimilation.
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U.S. labs focus on making the indoors safer

A researcher has developed a ventilation system that would limit the transmission of pathogens, including the coronavirus, inside airplanes and vehicles.
Drawing of people wearing hooded sweatshirts bending over laptops while seated along connected lines (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The global reach of the Chinese government’s hackers and thieves

The People's Republic of China's intellectual property thieves are targeting companies worldwide. Learn more about the hackers' global reach.
Woman seated and exercising with bar in small space (NASA)

Check out these experiments on the International Space Station

Find out about some of the work done aboard the International Space Station, including two critical experiments that examine muscle tone and microbes.
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On the rise in America: Bachelor’s degrees in environmental science

More and more students in the United States are earning bachelor's degrees in environmental science. Learn what's involved.
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Protecting gay rights on campus

U.S. colleges have become more welcoming to LGBTI students in recent years. Learn about the services that have been added to support these students.
Illustration of hand plugging thumb drive made of Chinese flag into large, glowing light bulb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How the Chinese Communist Party steals science

Learn how the Chinese Communist Party steals research and technology from other countries to boost its military and economic power.
Man standing in front of house holding mask (© Kathy Tsai)

Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
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Safety is top of mind as U.S. develops coronavirus vaccine

The U.S. government puts safety first in its new initiative supporting efforts to develop, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine.