Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in a conversation at the Brookings Institution's 2016 Saban Forum at 1:00p.m. on December 4, 2016, at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. The discussion will be moderated by Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief at The Atlantic.

Washington, DC - In this week's address, President Obama highlighted the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill in Congress that could help us find a cure for Alzheimer's, end cancer as we know it, and help those who are seeking treatment for opioid addiction. This week, the House passed the bill overwhelmingly with bipartisan support – and the President called on the Senate to do the same when they vote in a few days. Because that's what this is all about: coming to a compromise based on the belief that we should seize every chance we have to find cures as soon as possible.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease.

Washington, DC - When the kilogram, the world’s basic unit of mass, gets a new definition in 2018, it will be based not on a physical artifact but a constant of nature. However, researchers will still need to “realize” the new definition, or translate it into a physical object, to make it possible to distribute the new standard to the laboratories and industries that need it. Of the two methods that are major contenders for this realization process – watt balances and silicon spheres – both require delicate measurements in vacuum.

Royse City, Texas - A half-million kids under the age of 5 will die again this year due to Vitamin-A deficiency in the Third World. GMO Golden Rice could provide the nutrients to prevent blindness and death, but it has been awaiting approval for over a decade thanks largely to organic activists who claim this crop will threaten organic crops.

Washington, DC - What could be better than a world-leading atomic clock? Two clocks in one.