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Ashanti Johnson (Courtesy of Ashanti Johnson)

Oceanographer casts wide net for young talent

Ashanti Johnson, the first African American to earn a degree in marine science from Texas A&M University-Galveston, knows about breaking barriers.
Theo Epstein in Chicago Cubs stands (© AP Images)

Celebrated Jewish Americans who have made their mark

Jewish Americans are only a sliver of the U.S. population but have made outsized contributions to society. Learn how five have made their mark.
Girl playing violin with prosthetic arm (© AP Images)

College students build a prosthetic arm for a young violinist

Bioengineering students make a prosthetic arm for a 10-year-old girl, born without a complete left arm, who longed to play the violin.
View of Earth's curvature, with dark space above (NASA)

Be the first to see ultra-high-def video from space

Mark your calendars: On April 26, NASA is broadcasting the first live ultra-high-definition video from the International Space Station.
Death Valley in bloom (© AP Images)

ShareAmerica: Trending Now

Welcome to Trending Now, a weekly snapshot of what’s happening in the United States that you might have missed.
Scimitar-horned oryx in Chad (© Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi)

Rare antelopes return to Africa

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate a success story and learn about the reintroduction of the oryx to the wild.
Sun shining on solar panels (Shutterstock)

How one school system is going solar

A small Indiana town has always relied on the sun to grow crops but now will count on it to power schools.
Illustration of wind blowing turbine (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

5 myths about wind energy

Wind energy has come a long way. Today it's more efficient and cheaper than ever. What do you think you know about wind energy that isn't true?
Two people looking at artificial human head (© AP Images)

Soon you might print a solution to a disaster

When a large-scale disaster happens, recovery could involve pressing “print” for food, replacement skin, maps and building material.