Stanford designed software to spot every solar panel in the US (there’s a lot of them)

America’s getting sun.

Just 20% of US students learn a foreign language — compared to 92% in Europe

This seems to be a systemic problem.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island to build new offshore wind farms totaling 1.2GW

As developments in Europe drive down installation costs, the US is eager to get clean energy.

The UK royal “luxury” birth cost less than the average US birth

A story of royalty and overpriced healthcare.

Chilling maps show just how scorching 2090’s US will be, thanks to climate change

100°F isn’t something that puts a smile on your face.

Why the US spends so much on healthcare, but doesn’t get the benefits it should

There’s a lot of bad news, but there’s also some good news.

The United States slides towards measles epidemics (again) because people don’t vaccinate

Non-medical exemptions and widespread misinformation are to blame.

Tiniest U.S. flag ever appeared by accident after researchers toyed with a 2-D material

This U.S. flag is only a couple nanometers wide or thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

The US doesn’t want poor people: concentrated poverty rises for the first time since the ’90s

“One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Except the poor, lol!” — the honest pledge.

China set to take the lead in supercomputers with ridiculously powerful ‘exascale’ machine slated for 2018

Welcome to the exascale.

A bright green meteor lit up the US’ skies on Monday, and security cameras picked it up

They’re the modern watchers on the wall.

US cattle farmers have been feeding cows candy for years, spilled Skittles reveal

Sweet.

First living-donor uterus transplant in the US performed in Texas

Out of four procedures, one has potential for success.

Study estimates Zika Virus risk across 50 biggest cities in US

With the Zika virus running rampant through South America, outbreaks could pop up in several US cities. A study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) estimated this hazard in the largest cities in the US, finding that the south and especially the southeast is quite vulnerable to the threat posed by Zika. Key factors can combine to produce

US Presidential Candidates That Don’t “Believe” in Climate Change

While most of the world is trying to reach a climate agreement that would help preserve our planet’s climate for future generations, some of the US presidential candidates just don’t get it – or don’t want to get it. Despite an overwhelming scientific consensus (97% of climate scientists), despite obvious effects and forecasts, and despite economic indicators, many of the

World’s largest polluters, China and US, agree to cut emissions in historic agreement

President Obama and Chinese leader  Xi Jinping agreed to sign a deal that will see the US nearly double its efforts to cut CO2 emissions by 2025 and China cap its CO2 emissions for the very first time. This historic agreement between the two largest polluters in the world, which together amount to 45% of all greenhouse gases released in

Study concludes: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

Oligarchy vs Democracy Democracy is a pretty familiar term, at least it should be! Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally (either directly or indirectly) in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. Technically, all citizens are equal – they all have one vote, they all have the same rights. Democracy has been described and used

Shorties: US is the only developed nation to drink milk from cows given artificial hormones

As an European, it often seems to me like the US is a land of striking contrasts – it is in fact the land of opportunities. Matter of fact, I was absolutely shocked to find out that the US is still allowing milk from cows which were given artificial growth hormone, especially since this hormone was banned in Canada, Australia,

Futuristic railgun tested by US Navy

The yellow and red flags were out; everybody was tense, waiting, and the gun range was clear. The a klaxon sounded. “System is enabled,” the voice on the speakerphone said. The people nearby could feel a slight shake in the floor. “Gun is fired,” the voice said. All this took place inside a huge cavernous building at the Naval Surface

Huge military US rocket launched into space

It’s not hard to think what the purpose of the ‘Eavesdropper’ is; this mammoth of the US National Reconnaissance Office (portraied below) has launched what is officially the biggest satellite ever sent into uter space. It has a military purpose, but there really are no surprises here. The spacecraft was put into orbit on a Delta-4 Heavy rocket from Cape