CT scanning of mummy (© The Field Museum)

Technology lets us see inside a mummy

A New York museum highlights the technology that scientists use to draw connections between modern and ancient societies by examining a mummy.
Ashanti Johnson (Courtesy of Ashanti Johnson)

Oceanographer casts wide net for young talent

Ashanti Johnson, the first African American to earn a degree in marine science from Texas A&M University-Galveston, knows about breaking barriers.
Replica of space station orbiting Earth (Epic Games)

Astronauts now train for space with video games

To prepare astronauts for orbiting 400 kilometers above Earth in a space station as big as a soccer pitch, NASA turned to video game designers.
Head and shoulders of terra cotta archer (Courtesy of Qin Shihuangdi Mausoleum Site Museum, Lintong)

Age of Empires: Ancient Chinese art at the Met

The "Age of Empires" exhibit in New York features art from the Qin and Han dynasties 2,000 years ago that still influences Chinese society today.
Pipe dropping water drop onto plant (James L. Stanfield/National Geographic/Getty Images)

Drop by drop, Israeli-American scientist grows food in the desert

In Israel's Negev Desert, a scientist helped figure out a way to bring water to crops in dry regions, first in the Middle East and then around the world.
Man sitting on yellow bleacher seats holding basketball (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
Illustration of college student interviewing person while casting shadow of more mature journalist (State Dept./D. Thompson)

College newspapers are a proving ground

In the U.S., many journalists gain career experience while they are students, by reporting news for their schools' newspapers, radio stations or websites.
Girl playing violin with prosthetic arm (© AP Images)

College students build a prosthetic arm for a young violinist

Bioengineering students make a prosthetic arm for a 10-year-old girl, born without a complete left arm, who longed to play the violin.
Wax likeness of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow character (© Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage/Getty Images)

Pirates in movies are fun, but movie piracy hurts

Movie piracy doesn't just hurt wealthy movie studios. It also robs carpenters, electricians and other craftsmen and hurts economies.