5 facts you probably don’t know about biotechnology (but should)

After hundreds of studies, scientists around the world say biotechnology is just as safe as products obtained through conventional agriculture.

Learning English? Here’s why you might have a ‘funny feeling’

"Funny feeling" is one of six idiomatic phrases in American English that might be more than just a laughing matter. Check them out.
People watching as a boy plays a horn (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: ‘All men are created equal’ [audio]

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is a significant place in American Civil War history. Learn English terms and phrases related to these historical events.
Two men seated side by side, talking (State Dept./Nicole Thiher)

U.S. deepens ties with Bhutan

In the highest-level U.S. diplomatic visit in over two decades, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan goes to the "Land of the Thunder Dragon."
People walking towards dome (U.S. Embassy Astana)

Astana joins the expo tradition: A photo review of past expos

Astana is on the world’s stage as the capital city of Kazakhstan hosts the biggest international exposition in Eurasian history. Check out past expos.

Everyday conversations: Business startups [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, three students discuss how to start a new business.

U.S. students say ‘Ni hao!’ to future success

American interest in learning to speak Chinese has surged in recent years as ties between the two countries have deepened.

You don’t have to pay top dollar to learn English

It's often said that if you want the best, you have to "pay top dollar." But some of the best things in life — such as learning English — are indeed free.
Post-doctoral scholar in material science Chao Wang cuts through a sample of the self healing skin material developed in the Bao lab.

They didn’t set out to make things invisible. It just happened.

Supernatural strength, healing and invisibility — it’s all in a day’s work for material scientists featured in “We the Geeks,” a webchat series that...