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ORNL scientists solve mercury mystery, Science reportsExternal link

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2013 — By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury, which is far more toxic, scientists today have taken a significant step toward protecting human health. Read More »

Image of National Science Bowl logo.02.07.13Article

A New Logo for the National Science Bowl

New insignia celebrates a competition like no other. Read More »


Kids of all ages welcome at Fermilab’s Family Open House on Sunday, Feb. 10External link

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will host its annual Family Open House on Feb. 10 from 1-5 p.m. The open house offers activities for the whole family, from hands-on science exhibits to tours of some of the lab’s attractions. Read More »


UChicago to host experts for panel on the Higgs boson particle discoveryExternal link

The University of Chicago will host a panel of experts from UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Thursday, Feb. 7, who will discuss the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. In their discussion, titled “Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World,” the scientists will explain what caused such a stir around the world and why non-scientists should care. Read More »


Scientists Turn Toxic By-Product Into Biofuel BoosterExternal link

Engineered enzyme increases output of alkanes, possible replacement for key component of gasoline. Read More »

A group of students and a teacher holding a banner.02.04.13Article

No (Brain)power Outage at a Competition Like No Other

Winners for the third week of the National Science Bowl have been determined. See the finalists, and return for future updates here: Read More »

An photo of Sidney Drell and President Obama. 02.04.13FROM THE LABS

Obama Honors Sidney Drell with National Medal of ScienceExternal link

SLAC Deputy Director Emeritus Sidney Drell was one of 12 distinguished researchers to receive the National Medal of Science on Friday, Feb. 1, for his work in quantum physics and service as a science adviser on national security and intelligence. Read More »

Overall structure of 6-P-β-glucosidase and its comparison with 6-P-β-galactosidase.02.01.13Science Highlights

Breaking Down Enzymes’ Role in Biofuel Production

Molecular structures provide insights into biomass deconstruction. Read More »

Increased nitrogen in forest soils decreases the diversity and expression of genes involved in carbon deconstruction by bacteria and fungi, including this species in the order Auriculariales.02.01.13Science Highlights

Elevated Nitrogen Slows Carbon Decay in Forest Soils

New clues emerge about microbial decomposition mechanisms. Read More »

Illustration of multiple exciton generation (MEG) with a singlet exciton (S1)...02.01.13Science Highlights

Double the Charge from One Photon in Organic Photovoltaics

First observation of key intermediate state in the conversion of one photon to two electrons. Read More »

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