Science

Cormac the llama in a field (Courtesy of Triple J Farms)

Llama antibodies could protect against COVID-19

Small antibodies, known as nanobodies, taken from a llama could prove to be effective against COVID-19. Read more about U.S. medical research.
Five people in jumpsuits standing and waving in front of NASA sign (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Meet the next astronauts to land on the moon

NASA announced 18 astronauts who will join the Artemis program, which aims to bring the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024.
Young girl gesturing onstage (© Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
Donald Trump standing at lectern with outstretched arms in front of Operation Warp Speed background (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. to authorize COVID-19 vaccines in coming days

President Trump says the United States will soon begin authorizing vaccines against COVID-19 after an unprecedented push to end the global pandemic quickly.
Illustration of satellite moving above Earth (NASA/JPL)

NASA launches U.S.-European satellite mission to monitor global sea levels

A U.S.-European mission sent a satellite into space to collect information about rising sea levels that will help scientists and first responders.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.
Woman drawing blood from man at medical facility (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano)

Donations from U.S. COVID-19 survivors support future treatments

The U.S. military has collected more than 10,000 units of blood plasma from U.S. donors who survived COVID-19 to support future treatments.
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How vaccine trials work

Vaccine trials involve many steps to ensure the final products are safe and effective. Learn more about the effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
Woman wearing lab coat, protective gloves and glasses working in lab (© David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

U.S.-supported COVID-19 vaccine candidates appear highly effective

The U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed is supporting multiple possible vaccines for COVID-19, including two that appear effective in clinical trials.