Everyday conversations: Business startups [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, three students discuss how to start a new business.
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.
Smart city with smart services and icons, internet of things, networks and augmented reality concept (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson )

Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
Ilustrasi langit dengan tangan yang menjatuhkan koin ke salah satu gedung (© Shutterstock)

America’s culture of innovation spans the country

Venture capitalists in the United States are backing startups outside of traditional hubs like Silicon Valley. Learn more about American innovation.
Harvard graduates wave inflatable globes at their commencement ceremony

First students graduate from a U.S. university…on this day

Many international students consider Harvard University to be among the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Did you know that it is also...
Image of Nobel Prize medal (© Shutterstock)

2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physics

Physicist James Peebles of Princeton University has won the Nobel Prize for developing "the basis of our contemporary ideas about the universe."
Rocket launching (© NASA Images)

This might inspire you to find your own launch opportunities

If you are a budding scientist with an unsupportive counselor, “stick to your guns,” Sandra Cauffman says. “This is the 21st century!”

BattleHack: Cybergeniuses code for good causes

For many people, the term hacker carries a negative connotation. But what happens when cybergeniuses create tools for a good cause? One way to find...
Young woman holding books on college campus (AP Images)

U.S. community colleges offer a unique path to success in higher...

International Education Week celebrates students who attend college outside their home countries and in the process help build a more democratic, secure and prosperous world. This...