Teenager working on robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Students built robots to enter this global competition

Teens from over 160 countries compete in a challenge aimed to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Everyday conversations: Thanks for volunteering! [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on volunteering and a fall festival.

Is this the key to inclusive education?

Education is a fundamental human right. Yet millions go uneducated because their schools use a language they don't understand. What should we do?
Earth seen from orbit with moon in distance (NASA)

NASA, European Space Agency plan mission beyond the moon

The European Space Agency will contribute key components for a NASA mission to take humans around the moon within the next few years.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Formal introductions

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

Students start tinkering with NASA’s latest Mars robots

A 6-foot, 300-pound humanoid robot named Val may make some of the first footprints on Mars, with a little help from university students.

Boost your brain by learning a new language

Mastering a new language not only can boost your confidence, introduce you to a new culture or land you a job; it also can offer cognitive benefits.
People looking up into image of space (© AP Images)

Check out the latest and coolest tech gadgets

Get the latest crazy car concepts, super-thin screens, next-generation phones and oddball gadgets from the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

Everyday conversations: Women’s leadership [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss women in leadership positions.