Student sitting on mat, writing in chalk on slate tablet (© AP Images)

Boost your brain by learning a new language

Mastering a new language not only can boost your confidence, introduce you to a new culture or land you a job; it also can offer cognitive benefits.
The Summit, a scientific supercomputer (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Carlos Jones)

U.S. supercomputers take aim at coronavirus

Able to perform trillions of calculations per second, the most powerful supercomputers in the world are joining the fight against the new coronavirus.
Girl holding two cups of water, one clean, one dirty (P&G)

Science and business are opening the spigot to clean water [video]

This World Water Day, nearly 750 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Scientists and businesses are doing something about it.
Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
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.
People standing on a city street corner wearing masks (© Ben Margot/AP Images)

About that coronavirus ‘mask, no mask’ debate

Face masks can help prevent the spread of viruses, but you should know when to use them. The CDC does not recommend face masks for the general public.
Men in front of plane inspecting pallet of boxes containing vaccines (National Task Force Against COVID19/AP Images)

U.S. and ASEAN: Partnering against COVID-19

The United States has provided more than 20 million vaccine doses and nearly $160 million in aid to help ASEAN fight COVID-19.
Woman with face mask and spray bottle running cloth over table (© Keith Srakocic/AP Images)

How long can the new coronavirus last on surfaces? This tool...

How long can the virus that causes COVID-19 survive on different surfaces? This online tool can give an estimate based on room temperature and humidity.

Women changing the face of medicine

When she graduated from Geneva Medical College in New York on January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States...