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People watching rocket launch (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Artemis launch prepares for future moon missions

NASA's Artemis I mission will test the Orion spacecraft in advance of future flights that will carry humans back to the moon.
Man sitting in front of piano (© Brynn Anderson/AP Images)

The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In anticipation of the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
Student in wooded area looking at phone and writing information on paper (Courtesy of Nathan Elias)

Young innovators aim to boost global development

Meet some of the young scientists whose innovations may help USAID tackle development challenges around the world.
Women posing for selfie with Washington Monument in background (State Dept./Candice Helton)

TechWomen making a global difference

Meet some alumnae of a State Department exchange program that brings together emerging women leaders in science and technology.
Triptych of 3 winners of MacArthur grants (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

MacArthur Foundation celebrates ‘exceptional creativity’

The MacArthur Foundation honored 25 individuals in 2022 for their creativity in fields such as math, science and music. Meet three of them.
Visually impaired man walking using cane (© Gerry Broome/AP Images)

Workers with disabilities boost U.S. firms

National Disability Employment Awareness Month highlights the potential of people with disabilities in the U.S. workforce.
Sun shining behind wind turbine in ocean (© John Moore/Getty Images)

United States progresses toward climate goals

Both the private and public sectors are ramping up the production of clean energy and electric vehicles to meet climate goals.
Photographs at exhibit (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Viewing 2 centuries of iconic American photos

The Library of Congress uses iconic and lesser-known photographs alike to tell America's story. Learn about some of those images.
Woman smiling behind prosthetic legs (Courtesy of BioMec)

From litter to limbs

How a graduate of the Young African Leaders Initiative program recycles plastic from Mozambique’s coastline to make prosthetics.