Man in protective clothing spraying another man in protective clothing with blue solution (Laura Stana/IMC)

New tools help fight Ebola

New inventions from the global health startup community, with funding from USAID, are improving care — and outcomes — for Ebola patients in the DRC.
Small, aluminum-frame building on blocks (USAID)

Tiny hospital can go anywhere, unfold in minutes

What if hospitals could travel as well as shipping containers? The Smart Pod is a state-of-the-art mobile health clinic designed to go wherever the next health emergency may be.
Man holding up a petri dish containing a virus (© Shawn Rocco/Duke Health)

Poliovirus therapy is being used to combat brain cancer

Experimental poliovirus therapy developed by Duke University researchers shows early promise for treating aggressive brain cancers.
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.

America’s cooking up something delicious and sustainable

U.S. innovation is helping reduce hunger and malnutrition around the globe. Learn more at the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, May 1–October 31, 2015.
Hourglass-shaped nebula (NASA)

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its birthday with a cosmic crab

See a colorful image of the Southern Crab Nebula, about 7,000 light-years from Earth, transmitted by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Images on walls depicting woman sneezing and viruses (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Museum exhibit on epidemics goes digital

Most infectious diseases jump from animal hosts to humans, but animals aren't to blame. Discover how these problems originate and how they can be tackled.
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.
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.