Lake Tahoe, Nevada - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other elected officials and local leaders at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino Outdoor Arena.

Washington, DC - Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere billions of years ago.

Washington, DC - Laser applications may benefit from crystal research by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and China’s Shandong University. They have discovered a potential way to sidestep longstanding difficulties with making the crystals that are a crucial part of laser technology. But the science behind their discovery has experts scratching their heads.

Baltimore, Maryland - Astrophysicists from Johns Hopkins University have proposed a clever new way of shedding light on the mysterious dark matter believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this unexplained phenomenon by using another, an obscure cosmic emanation known as “fast radio bursts.”

Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry attended a lunch hosted by Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali that included Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Law Minister Anisul Huq, and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. ‎They discussed the longstanding and broad U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and our cooperation on global issues, such as international peacekeeping, counterterrorism and climate change.

Washington, DC - A New Hampshire man pleaded guilty today to remotely hacking into the online accounts of almost a dozen female victims and sending them threatening online communications, in some instances containing sexually explicit photos, in order to force the victims to send him sexually explicit photos of themselves.