Modified mosquitoes may eliminate malaria

Scientists are able to fight malaria by genetically modifying the disease's carrier, mosquitoes.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Going green [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on "going green" and being eco-friendly.
Vice President Pence speaking in front of a space shuttle (NASA)

Pence: America will return to the moon and go beyond

Standing under the space shuttle Discovery, Vice President Pence announced that America will return to the moon and build a foundation for a Mars mission.
Building construction site (Courtesy of Cornell Tech)

New York and Israel build a high-tech future

New York City, already known as a financial capital, wants to become a center of high-tech innovation and is turning to Israel for help.
Two women shopping for clothes.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Coincidences

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
Person with computer laptop with words 'Learn English' on screen (© AP Images)

Advance your career with these free English classes

The U.S. Department of State and the University of Pennsylvania are offering free online courses for non-native speakers to build English skills.
Karlie Kloss and three young women sitting around a table (© George Etheredge/The New York Times/Redux)

Learning to code with model Karlie Kloss [video]

Find out how model Karlie Kloss' curiosity about how Instagram worked ultimately helped more than 1,000 girls and young women in America learn how to code.
Illustration of a student holding a passport, visa and credit card (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Passport? Check. Visa? Check. And now a credit card for international...

International students at U.S. universities are now able to obtain a credit card, thanks to a startup founded by someone who was once without one.
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.