Science

Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
Historic photo of dust cloud approaching buildings (© AP Images)

U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
Rattan Lal standing in a lab (© World Food Prize)

Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
Man in suit standing in hospital hallway (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

U.S. ‘patient one’ spurs one of many COVID-19 drug trials

The doctor who treated the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. explains why remdesivir is a valuable drug in battling the new coronavirus.
Woman holding sprouted cowpea seeds in container while sitting in front of computer (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.
Rocket lifting off of launch pad (Courtesy of Jeff Spotts/United Launch Alliance)

U.S. launches space plane on scientific mission

The U.S. has successfully launched the X-37B space plane into orbit. Learn more about the space plane's mission and the scientific research it is enabling.
Images on walls depicting woman sneezing and viruses (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Museum exhibit on epidemics goes digital

Most infectious diseases jump from animal hosts to humans, but animals aren't to blame. Discover how these problems originate and how they can be tackled.
Rocket lifting off from launchpad (NASA/Bill Ingalls & Joel Kowsky)

A historic first: NASA sends astronauts to space aboard private craft

NASA and SpaceX sent two astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the first time a private company's craft put humans into Earth's orbit.
Artist's conception of space telescope in front of nebula (© NASA)

NASA names telescope for pioneering female astronomer

Learn how Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, became a leader in her field — and a powerful champion for women in the sciences.