Science

The Summit, a scientific supercomputer (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Carlos Jones)

U.S. supercomputers take aim at coronavirus

Able to perform trillions of calculations per second, the most powerful supercomputers in the world are joining the fight against the new coronavirus.
Gloved hand holding rectangular object (© Victor J. Blue/The New York Times/Redux)

U.S. and French colleagues work together on COVID-19 cure

After a Fulbright scholarship in 2015, two virologists became friends and colleagues. Five years later, they're on the front lines of fighting coronavirus.
Two people surrounded by scientific equipment, papers and a chalkboard (© Bill Denison/Drew University/Getty Images)

How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.
Hands holding syringe and vial (© Shutterstock)

U.S. scientists work tirelessly on coronavirus vaccines

Work is underway on treatments and a vaccine to combat the new coronavirus. See how U.S. innovators are fighting to keep Americans and the world safe.
Graphic about steps universities take to protect sensitive research (AAU)

How universities protect sensitive research [infographic]

Universities around the world are taking steps to protect their sensitive research from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party or others to steal it.
Astronomical image with X-ray and radio emissions represented in pink and blue (© X-ray: Chandra: NASA/CXC/NRL/S. Giacintucci, et al., XMM-Newton: ESA/XMM-Newton; Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRT; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

Astronomers spot record-breaking black hole explosion

Take a look at the record-breaking explosion created by a black hole 390 million light-years away from Earth that astronomers just discovered.
Green aurora stretched over Earth as seen from space (NASA)

‘Earth at Night’: Amazing photos from NASA

Check out NASA's latest e-book that shows how the Earth looks at night. Other NASA e-books focus on aeronautics and the history of space exploration.
Drawing of soldiers withdrawing light from light bulb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why the U.S. is concerned about Chinese research theft

China's Communist Party is sending researchers abroad to steal foreign science and technology in an effort to build a next-generation military.
Group of people smiling (© Vyash Hirasingh)

Surinamese youth win with robotics

A group in Suriname trains teenagers to compete in robotics at the international level, hoping to spur the next generation of innovators.