Washington, DC - Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein will travel to Argentina June 21 to June 23, 2016 for meetings with Argentine federal and provincial government officials and energy industry leaders to discuss shared energy security interests, ways to support Argentina’s commitment to expanding generation with renewable energy, and the responsible and sustainable development of its vast energy resources.

Baltimore, Maryland - Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game.

Baikonur, Kazakhstan - Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) today after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.

Houston, Texas - The owner of multiple U.S.-based energy companies pleaded guilty Thursday to foreign bribery and tax charges for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure energy contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2016 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly 3 million students from more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands  and the Virgin Islands.