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Meet 4 education ‘changemakers’ in Africa

These young African innovators are improving the quality of education in their communities with apps and games that make learning fun.
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Scientists honored for 2005 research that led to COVID-19 vaccines

Today's COVID-19 vaccines are based upon research about messenger RNA that has won two University of Pennsylvania scientists a coveted honor.
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5 experiments aboard the International Space Station

Read about some of the experiments aboard the International Space Station, including one that attempts to understand fires on Earth.
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Solar power is the future of American energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's 2021 "Solar Futures Study" found that solar power could constitute up to 45% of the nation's energy by 2050.
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Oldest human fossil footprints in North America found in New Mexico

Scientists discovered human footprints in New Mexico believed to be 23,000 years old. The findings could aid research on the last ice age.
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Bringing Silicon Valley to the children of nearby farm workers

Learn about a teenage tech dynamo who is bringing coding to the children of farm workers in the "salad bowl of the world."
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Muslim student associations create cultural ties in the U.S.

The Muslim Students Association of the U.S. & Canada helps bring students together on U.S. and Canadian university campuses. Learn more here.
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Abrahamic Houses: Urban hubs for interfaith understanding

The Abrahamic House initiative grew out of one man's interfaith journey. Learn how he now helps people of different faiths connect.
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Modified mosquitoes may eliminate malaria

Scientists are able to fight malaria by genetically modifying the disease's carrier, mosquitoes.