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Artist conception of James Webb Space Telescope. (NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez)

NASA Webb telescope poised to reveal space mysteries

NASA's newest telescope stands three stories high and some components unfold like origami. Its expected discoveries are even more amazing.
Taylor Swift holding Grammy (© Jordan Strauss/Invision/Invision/AP Images)

Which Americans won awards in 2021?

Throughout 2021, Americans in a wide range of occupations were honored for their achievements. Learn how their work is shaping our world.
Two women preparing unmanned air vehicle before a flight (© Ruth McDowall/AFP/Getty Images)

Drones deliver COVID-19 vaccines to remote communities

U.S. companies are helping other countries fight COVID-19. Learn why the State Department is honoring Zipline and 3M's efforts overseas.
Rocket launching into night sky, trailing smoke (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA sends spacecraft to collide with asteroid

Find out why NASA and SpaceX are trying to crash into an asteroid with their latest launch and learn when we will know if it's a success
Five people working at computers around table in small room (© Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Nonprofit journalism is booming in the U.S. Here’s why.

American startup culture drives the growth in nonprofit news, which provides investigative information often unavailable commercially.
Woman walking dog in forest shrouded by fog (© Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images)

U.S. innovators use AI to protect land and ocean habitats

Learn about U.S.-developed artificial intelligence tools that are helping to save coral reefs and forests.
Large group photo in front of USA sign (Courtesy of USA Pavilion)

Explore Expo 2020 with U.S. Youth Ambassadors

This year, 75 Youth Ambassadors will greet visitors to the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai. Learn more about them here.
Man using microscope (Courtesy of the New York Public Library)

The African American psychiatrist who made landmark Alzheimer’s discoveries

Learn about the contributions of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, the first African American psychiatrist in the United States.
Illustration of communication tower with lines in background (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Why ‘open’ 5G tech is vital for Brazil’s future

Learn why Open RAN 5G technology would bring Brazil more secure, reliable and flexible networks than single-company providers.