Illustration of spacecraft in space near asteroids (NASA/Johns Hopkins APL)

Protecting planet Earth from asteroids

A team of scientists is aiming to deflect an asteroid, testing technology that could one day protect planet Earth.
Illustration of fireworks on the National Mall (State Dept./D. Thompson)

A lot of history happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
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California university’s ‘Cave’ inspired blind students

Blind students studying at a California university in the late 1980s found a place that encouraged them to innovate: "The Cave."
Crowd of people listening while wearing masks (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

Celebrating the power of cultural exchange

Cultural exchange brings people together and broadens perspectives. Read how America's top diplomat values the experience of living abroad.
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The latest buzz about U.S. roads

Diseases, pesticides and habitat loss threaten wild pollinators like bees. Learn how a new U.S. grant program aims to reverse that trend.
Frinny Lee holding computer (© Liu Yungnan)

AWE alumna matches music and film using AI technology

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped Frinny Lee develop a business that uses artificial intelligence to find music for movies.
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American teachers educate and inspire

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate American teachers who are making an impact around the world.
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Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
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U.S. sends teachers all over the world

State Department programs send U.S. educators overseas to teach and to learn from their global peers. Learn how these programs change lives.