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Coming soon: Free artificial intelligence tool to help cure diseases

Artificial intelligence could accelerate scientific research. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hopes to enable breakthroughs with the Meta search engine.
Drawing of a caravan stop on the Silk Road (© Eugene Flandin/Alamy)

Following the Afghan Silk Road with satellites

Archaeologist Emily Boak used aerial and satellite imagery to discover hundreds of unrecorded Afghan caravan stops along the Silk Road.
Man standing beside table of bottles (© Litchfield Distillery)

U.S. private sector ramps up to respond to COVID-19

Thanks to a free-market economy, private companies in the U.S. are stepping up their production of goods to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

Meet America’s top young scientist. He turns waste into clean energy.

Identify an everyday problem and solve it. That was the task for 14-year-old Sahil Doshi from Pittsburgh and other contenders in the Discovery 3M...
Girl drinking water from pipe (AP Images)

Solar-powered water kiosks? In these rural villages, yes.

The reality is grim: worldwide, 780 million people — one out of every nine — lack access to clean water. Texas-born and Harvard-educated Anand Shah wanted a solution. After...
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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.
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50th anniversary of the first moon landing [poster]

Fifty years ago brave American astronauts were the first humans to land on the moon. Download a free poster celebrating the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
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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.
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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.