A multicolored shape against black background (NOAA)

Protecting the Titanic wreck site

The Titanic is an important historical artifact. Under an agreement that has now come into force, the wreck site will be protected and secured.
Man holding guitar-shaped game control and watching screen (Wexner Medical Center/Battelle)video

For quadriplegic this brain chip’s not science fiction [video]

After a diving accident left Ian Burkhart paralyzed, he began working with a local medical center to find ways to regain the use of his hands.
Botanical garden (University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens)

Promising flower fertilizer comes from a surprising source

Gross or great: a toilet that transforms human urine into fertilizer for flowers? Read about that and more ideas for improving the toilet.
Chris Cassidy in International Space Station; view of Earth through windows (NASA)

A top astronaut shares advice on getting to space

NASA's chief astronaut, Chris Cassidy, traveled to Brazil to share stories about space exploration with kids from Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro's largest favela.
Smart city with smart services and icons, internet of things, networks and augmented reality concept (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson )

Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
President Obama hugging girl next to her display (© AP Images)

What in the world? Whiz kids fill the White House with...

Meet the world's youngest superheroes — the innovators who participated in the White House Science Fair!
Man wearing three medals of math symbols (Doug Thompson/State Dept.)

Team USA solves for victory at international math competition

For the third time in four years, Team USA ranked first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the standard for excellence in youth mathematics.
Green and purple lights in night sky (Courtesy of Krista Trinder/NASA)

NASA, citizen scientists solve night-sky mystery called Steve

A strange purple streak in the night sky baffled scientists and sky-watchers. They called it "Steve." With the help of NASA, we're learning more about this cousin of the aurora.
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...