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.

June 21, 2021

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Molybdenum Limits Microbes’ Ability to Remove Harmful Nitrate from Soil

Molybdenum Limits Microbes’ Ability to Remove Harmful Nitrate from Soil

June 17, 2021

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Molecular Connections from Plants to Fungi to Ants

Lipids transfer energy and serve as an inter-kingdom communication tool in leaf-cutter ants’ fungal gardens.

June 15, 2021

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A Cousin of Table Salt Could Make Energy Storage Faster and Safer

A material with a disordered rock salt structure could help make batteries safer, faster-charging, and able to store more energy.

June 10, 2021

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Hot Core and Cool Walls Lead to Better Fusion Containment

DIII-D researchers create barriers to separate core heat from the cooler edge of a tokamak