Science

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International partners empower NASA’s mission on Mars

With scientific sensors from France, Spain, Italy and Norway, NASA's Perseverance rover is exploring Mars and unlocking the secrets of the red planet.
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Katalin Karikó’s research led to COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Karikó's research, once ignored by other scientists, led to mRNA technologies that enabled COVID-19 vaccines and will likely yield more therapies.
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How NASA fights climate change from space

NASA's satellites and other precise measuring tools are informing the U.S. government's renewed effort to fight climate change.
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Advances spark record-breaking drop in U.S. cancer death rate

New therapies in the United States bring progress in fighting cancer and a drop in U.S. cancer death rates, says the American Cancer Society.
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U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star docks after Arctic research

Working with its partners, the U.S. Coast Guard is training the next generation of Arctic sailors and helping to ensure a secure, rules-based Arctic Region.
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Black women scientists who are trailblazers in STEM [video]

Learn about Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Dorothy Brown and Dr. Mae Jemison's contributions to STEM fields and their groundbreaking work.
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Percy Julian: Revolutionary inventor, grandchild of slaves

This visionary inventor overcame discrimination and derived medical treatments from plants. Learn more about the chemist Percy Julian.
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America advances GPS with new satellites

The U.S. is upgrading its GPS network with stronger satellites. GPS enables location tracking for planes, phones and critical infrastructure.
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Honoring America’s ‘First Lady of Physics’

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a stamp in honor of researcher Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese immigrant who became America's “First Lady of Physics."