The Office of Communications and Public Affairs (OCPA) has several vehicles to update the public on the latest scientific outcomes of projects funded with support from the Office of Science. Each year, we post more than 2000 research news items as well as an equivalent number of Twitter messages. Our most recent items are featured on our home page. Here you will find searchable archives for Featured Articles, Science Headlines, Science Highlights, and University Research News. You may also search all these datasets simultaneously in our master news archive.

Featured Articles

Nina Balke: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner
Nina Balke studies Li-ion batteries to eliminate performance bottlenecks, understand performance fade, and design better batteries.
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Wonder Fungi
From biofuels and other commodity chemicals to methane production, a UC Santa Barbara genomic study peers into the mysteries of a goat’s gut.
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Switching Nanolight On and Off
Columbia University researchers discover a new way to program light on an ultra-small scale.
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For Earth Systems Scientists, Every Day is Earth Day
Observations and computer models of Earth’s systems supported by the Office of Science can help us better understand our planet’s past and future.
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