Artist's conception of new NASA rocket lifting off from launch pad (NASA/MSFC)

Everyday conversations: Let’s learn about space [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states. They visit the NASA Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Two versions of solar eclipse stamp (USPS)

Live stream a solar eclipse … or experience it on this...

A new U.S. stamp is the first stamp depicting a solar eclipse that is printed in thermochromic ink, which changes color when you touch it.
Airplanes on display in museum (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Change is in the air at a popular Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is often called “America’s favorite museum.” Learn how its new director plans to extend its reach.
Illustration of woman speaking at lectern with armload of talk bubbles (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

If you are afraid of public speaking, read this

At some point, everyone needs to speak in front of an audience of one or more with some kind of goal. Here are some helpful tips from an expert.

Everyday conversations: Women and sports [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, two students discuss women and sports.
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...
Photo of seated student, reading, next to quote about Fulbright University Vietnam (State Dept./Photo © Jet Huynh)

U.S.-affiliated university in Vietnam welcomes its first students

By giving its students the tools to tackle 21st-century problems, Fulbright University Vietnam hopes to produce the next generation of Vietnam's leaders.
Health worker administering vaccine (© Olivia Acland/Reuters)

U.S. researchers look for long-lasting Ebola vaccine

U.S. researchers are testing two new Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial, hoping to offer long-lasting immunity against deadly strains of the Ebola virus.
Girl with notebook leaping in front of scientific notations (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster that celebrates careers in science, math

More women are making their mark in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Take the leap and think about a career in STEM!