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Help the world. Invest in young scientists.

Investing in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) pays big dividends for everyone. If you don’t believe it, read about these amazing inventions...
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Opening bold frontiers in science with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is poised to change the world, and the United States is leading the way in research and development and responsible AI initiatives.

Get your feet wet with these ocean-inspired phrases

“Getting your feet wet” doesn’t have to involve water. Americans use the phrase to say they’re trying something new. Here are other ocean-inspired idioms.
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Rihanna may have a scholarship for you

Rihanna announces a scholarship program for students in the Caribbean to earn a bachelor's degree in the U.S. Will you apply?
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Let NASA know what you want to see on Jupiter

NASA is seeking suggestions for what its solar-powered spacecraft should photograph on Jupiter. Visit JunoCam's website to participate in the mission.

Nearly 1 million international students come to the U.S. What do...

The 2015 Open Doors report lets you see what international students' interests are when they enroll in U.S. schools.

Building the Internet

Researchers at different universities funded by the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency laid the groundwork for the network of networks.

Space technology finds down-to-earth application in Nepal

After the 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal, the United States sent two of NASA's FINDER prototypes for use in search and rescue efforts. They rescued four men.
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Ransomware is on the rise. Protect yourself. [video]

Cyber hijacks of computer systems hold data hostage, harming businesses and individuals. You probably won't get your data back. Here's the latest advice.