You’ll never guess what everyday item can light up a home

More than 1.2 billion people worldwide live without electricity. Low-tech solutions using everyday objects such as soccer balls and bags help reduce this number. Now...
Earth rising over lunar horizon (NASA)

World Space Week 2017 celebrates exploration [video]

Cities around the world host thousands of events October 4–10 for World Space Week 2017. Get excited for "exploring new worlds in space."
Students dressed in costumes for Halloween (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Everyday conversations: What’s your Halloween costume? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students talk about their Halloween costumes.
President Obama sitting with Lego statue (White House/Pete Souza)

Changemakers shine at White House’s South by South Lawn

President Obama invited Leonardo DiCaprio, the CEO of an agricultural tech startup and musicians to the White House for SXSL, a festival of changemakers.

Everyday conversations for English learners: What do you do? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on "small talk," getting to know people.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the movies

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...

A joyful handoff made possible by 3-D printers

Gino Tubaro, an electronic engineering student and U.S. National Youth Science Camp alumnus from Buenos Aires, Argentina, wanted to help people. So the 17-year-old and...
President Obama hugging girl next to her display (© AP Images)

What in the world? Whiz kids fill the White House with...

Meet the world's youngest superheroes — the innovators who participated in the White House Science Fair!
Girl with notebook leaping in front of scientific notations (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster that celebrates careers in science, math

More women are making their mark in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Take the leap and think about a career in STEM!