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.

October 22, 2021

Tropical Rainfall Pattern Will Increase Rainfall Variability in Pacific Northwest

The tropical Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) rainfall pattern brings change to non-tropical parts of the United States.

October 19, 2021

Turbulence Can Help Activate Aerosol Particles to Form Clouds

Turbulent air in the atmosphere affects how cloud droplets form. New research changes the way scientists model clouds and, therefore, climate.

October 15, 2021

Creating and Studying Radioactive Molecules Advances Nuclear Structure and Fundamental Symmetry Studies

Scientists measure radioactive molecules at the extremes of physics.

October 13, 2021

Fast Flows Prevent Buildup of Impurities on the Edge of Tokamak Plasmas

New measurements show that fast flows in a tokamak plasma help remove and prevent impurities.