Each year, scientists with the Office of Science, at our national laboratories, and supported by the Office of Science at the nation’s colleges and universities, publish thousands of research findings in the scientific literature. About 200 of these are selected annually by their respective program areas in the Office of Science as publication highlights of special note.

For the archive of past publication highlights, click here.

April 15, 2021

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New Approach Helps Determine How Much Microbial Community Composition Is Driven by Selection and How Much by Chance

A novel computational framework allows researchers to quantify the relative importance of different ecological processes in the composition of microbiomes.

April 14, 2021

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For Better Predictions, Researchers Evaluate Tropical Cyclone Simulation in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model

New analysis assesses the realism and biases of tropical cyclones at various resolutions in E3SM

April 13, 2021

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Understanding the Source of Extremely Small Particles above the Amazon

Natural emissions from living organisms drive new-particle formation in the atmosphere over the Amazon.

April 9, 2021

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Compound Communicates More than Expected in Microbes

A unique symbiotic signal is more common among microbes than previously believed and causes unexpected behaviors in pathogenic fungi.