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What is the International Atomic Energy Agency?

Learn more about the global agency that promotes safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technologies around the world.
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MacArthur Foundation celebrates ‘exceptional creativity’

The MacArthur Foundation honored 25 individuals in 2022 for their creativity in fields such as math, science and music. Meet three of them.
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Trailblazer Nicole Aunapu Mann to lead team to space station

She grew up among members of the Round Valley Indian Tribes. Her love of math and science may place her among the first women on the moon.
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She proved signing is more than translating spoken words

Ursula Bellugi, an American neurobiologist, altered how sign languages are perceived worldwide. Learn about her groundbreaking discoveries.
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Helping farmers in Asia, Africa overcome floods and drought

A company in India that teaches farmers to preserve stormwater for irrigation is partnering with the U.S. to share its invention worldwide.
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U.S. medal winner transforms study of higher mathematics

June Huh became the first person of Korean descent to win the Fields Medal, mathematics' top award, this year. Learn more.
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Improving the Philippines’ access to clean energy

A U.S. government grant is supporting offshore wind projects in the Philippines that could bring clean energy to more than 2 million homes.
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Understanding elephants improves conservation efforts

U.S. researchers are learning more about how elephants think and behave to help improve the chances of survival for these majestic animals.
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These 3 discoveries will shape the future of medicine

Three recent discoveries by American scientists are advancing the growing field of biotechnology and transforming the future of medicine.