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 29, 2021

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Hungry Fungi: White-Rot Fungi Eat All Components of the Wood They Decompose

White-rot fungi use lignin from wood as a source of carbon.

April 28, 2021

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Burning the Forest, Not Just the Trees

Fires increase the number of fungi when aspen groves regenerate.

April 27, 2021

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Advancing Understanding of Heavy Elements at the Edge of the Periodic Table

State-of-the-art techniques expand scientists’ fundamental understanding of heavy element 99, Einsteinium.

April 22, 2021

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Watching the Evolution of Nanostructures in Thin Films

Scientists discover a high-resolution X-ray fluorescence probe to measure nanostructures in thin films.