innovation

Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó in lab coats looking at tube of green liquid in Weissman's hand (Courtesy of Penn Medicine)

Scientists honored for 2005 research that led to COVID-19 vaccines

Today's COVID-19 vaccines are based upon research about messenger RNA that has won two University of Pennsylvania scientists a coveted honor.
International Space Station orbiting Earth (NASA)

5 experiments aboard the International Space Station

Read about some of the experiments aboard the International Space Station, including one that attempts to understand fires on Earth.
People standing around vehicles (© Rebecca Droke/AP Images)

U.S. and EU partner on global trade and technological innovation

Representatives from the United States and the EU met to discuss global trade and economic opportunities for all.
Opening shot of video with headshots of 25 MacArthur grant winners (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Celebrating the 2021 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ innovators [video]

The MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its annual "genius grants." Read about how the winners are using their creativity.
Corn plants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Genetically engineered crops can survive floods or droughts. Here’s how.

Some crops are genetically engineered to thrive in droughts and floods. Learn what they are and how they've adapted to climate change.
Man picking papayas (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Genetically engineered crops can slow climate change. Here’s how.

Did you know that some crops are genetically engineered to resist insects and tolerate herbicides? Learn how they mitigate climate change.
Boy wearing glasses and T-shirt standing in front of mural (© Rubén Pizarro)

Bringing Silicon Valley to the children of nearby farm workers

Learn about a teenage tech dynamo who is bringing coding to the children of farm workers in the "salad bowl of the world."
Man sitting in front of piano (© Brynn Anderson/AP Images)

The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In honor of the U.N.'s first International Day for People of African Descent, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
Men standing behind model space module (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

Nations advance global partnership for space exploration

Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand recently joined NASA's Artemis Accords. Learn more about how these countries will peacefully explore space.