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.

November 30, 2021

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A Newly Discovered Enzyme Makes Ethylene and Methane

An enzyme system frees sulfur from small organic compounds to make a surprising gaseous side product.

November 17, 2021

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High-Energy X-Rays Open a New View of Degradation in Potential Fusion Reactor Material

State-of-the-art X-ray techniques found hidden damage in neutron irradiated silicon carbide, a possible structural material for future fusion reactors.

November 3, 2021

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Predatory Bacteria, Eat Thy Neighbor

In natural soil, predatory bacteria grow faster than their prey.

November 1, 2021

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Drone Flights Give Scientists Better Data on Vegetation in the Arctic Tundra

Novel multi-sensor drone imagery enhances our understanding of the spatial patterns of Arctic vegetation.