Science

Three women standing in meeting room (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

An American scientist has traveled to Egypt and Kenya to champion science to women and girls and hosted female scientists from South Africa and Tunisia.
Photo of a black hole (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)

See the first-ever image of a black hole

Thanks to the groundbreaking technology of the Event Horizon Telescope, the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole has been revealed to the world.
Asteroid trails in space (NASA/ESA/University of Hawaii/European Southern Observatory)

Hubble captures rare self-destructing asteroid

The world is getting to see a rare self-destructing asteroid thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.
Stalks of wheat in field (@ Guillermo Isidoro Barea Vargas/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Alamy)

U.S. and Brazil team up to protect world’s wheat supply

Kansas State University scientists are partnering with Brazilian researchers in finding creative ways to stop wheat blast disease.
Illustration of a hand touching a computer screen showing a robotic hand (© Shutterstock)

Opening bold frontiers in science with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is poised to change the world, and the United States is leading the way in research and development and responsible AI initiatives.
Five female astronaut candidates (NASA)

5 future astronauts (and a teacher) you need to know

On February 11, celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet some women NASA is preparing to be the future of STEM and space.
Worker wearing gloves handling a box of vials (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Working toward beating the flu with a universal vaccine

In a single shot, a universal vaccine could protect patients for their lifetime from multiple existing or future strains of influenza virus.
Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.
People sitting in grassy area in a circle playing drums, with building in distance (© RosaIreneBetancourt 7/Alamy)

The world comes to America to study [infographic]

Science, engineering and business classes are big draws for international students, but U.S. colleges also prepare them for leadership back home.