Woman standing with arms crossed in front of blackboard (© Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study)

U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, a U.S. professor whose work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in 40 years.
Three women standing in meeting room (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

An American scientist has traveled to Egypt and Kenya to champion science to women and girls and hosted female scientists from South Africa and Tunisia.
Man on a skateboard walking his dog in the street (© Chris Carlson/AP Images)

Learn how air quality improved in these cities

Three large U.S. cities have used new technology and environmentally friendly policies to help their residents breathe easier.
Photo of a black hole (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)

See the first-ever image of a black hole

Thanks to the groundbreaking technology of the Event Horizon Telescope, the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole has been revealed to the world.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Asteroid trails in space (NASA/ESA/University of Hawaii/European Southern Observatory)

Hubble captures rare self-destructing asteroid

The world is getting to see a rare self-destructing asteroid thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.
Man shouting during a protest (© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Images)

Russians fight for their digital rights

Learn how Russian citizens are trying to prevent Putin's government from creating an “online Iron Curtain” that would restrict their internet.
Aerial view of island that has energy grid (Courtesy of NantEnergy)

The future of battery technology is in the air

Batteries from the U.S. that rely on zinc and air may be the future of renewable energy. Eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are using them.
Two men on horses driving herd of cattle in pasture (© Alexandre Meneghini/AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.