International Space Station over Earth (NASA)

Who owns the moon? We all do.

Thanks to the Outer Space Treaty, which came into force on October 10, 1967, there are no nuclear weapons in outer space and no military bases on the moon.
U.S. flag and Israeli flag (© Ruskpp/Shutterstock)

U.S. and Israel strengthen economic and scientific ties

The 2019 U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group meetings addressed women's empowerment and closer collaboration on artificial intelligence research.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lab workers standing on either side of a table, examining vials (PATH/Umit Kartoglu)

Tackling global health care: Tips for aspiring entrepreneurs

April 7 is World Health Day. David Shoultz of PATH says global health care solutions must consider demand, cost and design to be successful.
Illustration of a uniformed Chinese official holding a cellphone with an eyeball on its screen (State Dept./D. Thompson)

China’s surveillance app

The Chinese government is using special mobile apps to watch ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, cataloging and recording their every move.
Female astronaut working in enclosure filled with equipment and cables (NASA)

International Space Station marks 20 years of continuous human presence

Since November 2, 2000, the International Space Station has hosted researchers from 108 countries performing advanced experiments on life in space.
Equipment and supplies surrounding three astronauts in spacecraft (© AP Images)

Russian and U.S. astronauts return to Earth

Three astronauts — one American and two Russian — have landed safely in Kazakhstan after nearly six months working on the International Space Station.
Moon landscape (NASA)

Meet the 5 teams racing to explore the moon [video]

Five teams are competing for the Lunar XPrize, to be the first group to land on the moon, travel 500 meters and send high-def images back to Earth.
Person carrying large tuna on a dock (© Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Corbis/Getty Images)

U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.