Can Silicon Valley save the world?

Silicon Valley, the global hub of technology entrepreneurship, is looking to escape any stagnation from its age and invent a new future for the world.
Reuben Paul doing splits midair (© Mano Paul)

To stay safe online, do this

This young cybersecurity whiz shocked a conference by hacking into his "smart" teddy bear to illustrate cyber vulnerabilities.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Hobbies

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

‘Photosynthesis on steroids’ could pump up crop yields

Scientists in the U.S. have hacked a plant's genes to make it use sunlight more efficiently, a breakthrough that could increase the amount of food grown.
People hiking through a forest (New Hampshire State Parks)

Everyday conversations: Hiking in New Hampshire [audio]

Take a hike and explore the parks of New Hampshire while learning English terms and phrases.

U.S. universities top latest worldwide patent count

With heavy investments in research, U.S. universities are outpacing their international counterparts in receiving U.S. patents for new inventions.
Sea lion kissing a trainer on the cheek (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: At the aquarium [audio]

Learn English and take a virtual tour of the U.S.! Visit the aquarium in Georgia and find out about marine life.
Sun in artificial colors (NASA)

Here’s why you should care about the weather in space

Solar storms can cause serious damage to electronic infrastructure on Earth. Scientists are working to improve forecasting for extreme space weather.