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Here’s the plan to save humanity from killer asteroids

Asteroids hit the Earth every day. Most of these rocks and chunks of ice are dust-sized and are harmless to our planet. But some...
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Nuclear power’s growing role in a clean energy future

A new U.S.-backed initiative is promoting innovative ways to integrate nuclear power into carbon-free and renewable energy systems.

From lab to fork

Scientists and entrepreneurs are changing the way we grow our food, making agriculture ripe for another green revolution.
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A cool idea at the White House Science Fair: Vaccines +...

Anurudh Ganesan's Google Science Fair entry, the VAXXWAGON, is a cooler for vaccines powered by bike riding rather than ice or electricity, which can be scarce resources.

Space technology finds down-to-earth application in Nepal

After the 7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal, the United States sent two of NASA's FINDER prototypes for use in search and rescue efforts. They rescued four men.

Tesla: Electric cars for all?

Electric cars and high-capacity storage batteries could go a long way to improving air quality around the world, says Tesla's Elon Musk.
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Making the world more accessible through translation

Online translation services are getting better thanks to machine learning, opening up a world of options to non-English speakers.
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Tools of modern science help farmers feed a hungry world

Scientists agree genetically engineered foods are safe to eat and help feed a growing world. Learn more about them.
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Help the world. Invest in young scientists.

Investing in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) pays big dividends for everyone. If you don’t believe it, read about these amazing inventions...