Science Highlights

More Designer Peptides, More Possibilities12.26.18Science Highlight

More Designer Peptides, More Possibilities

A combined experimental and modeling approach contributes to understanding small proteins with potential use in industrial, therapeutic applications. Read More »

Clarifying Rates of Methylmercury Production12.18.18Science Highlight

Clarifying Rates of Methylmercury Production

New model provides more accurate estimates of how fast microbes produce a mercury-based neurotoxin. Read More »

Small Particles Play Large Role in Tropical Thunderstorms12.18.18Science Highlight

Small Particles Play Large Role in Tropical Thunderstorms

Ultrafine aerosol particles produce bigger storm clouds and more precipitation than larger aerosols in pristine conditions. Read More »

Drought Stress Changes Microbes Living at Sorghum’s Roots12.18.18Science Highlight

Drought Stress Changes Microbes Living at Sorghum’s Roots

Scientists explore how drought-tolerant plants communicate to nearby microorganisms, suggesting ways to engineer more resilient bioenergy crops. Read More »

How to Get Nuanced Details at the Top of the World12.12.18Science Highlight

How to Get Nuanced Details at the Top of the World

Scientists devise new approach that gathers data on the interplay between permafrost, soil, and vegetation. Read More »

Ice Formed by Contact Freezing: Pressure Matters, Not Just Temperature12.12.18Science Highlight

Ice Formed by Contact Freezing: Pressure Matters, Not Just Temperature

Distortion of water droplet surface may increase the likelihood of the droplet freezing. Read More »

Future Loss of Arctic Sea-Ice Cover Could Contribute to the Substantial Decrease in California’s Rainfall 12.12.18Science Highlight

Future Loss of Arctic Sea-Ice Cover Could Contribute to the Substantial Decrease in California’s Rainfall

A new modeling framework helps understand the consequences of future sea-ice loss in the Arctic. Read More »

During Droughts, Bacteria Help Sorghum Continue Growing12.11.18Science Highlight

During Droughts, Bacteria Help Sorghum Continue Growing

Researchers discover how certain bacteria may safeguard plant growth during a drought, making way for strategies to improve crop productivity. Read More »

Newly Discovered Bacteria Breaks Down Biomass11.28.18Science Highlight

Newly Discovered Bacteria Breaks Down Biomass

The bacteria from cows and other ruminants’ digestive systems could provide insights for converting corn stover and other biomass into fuels. Read More »

New Technology Consistently Identifies Proteins from a Dozen Cells11.26.18Science Highlight

New Technology Consistently Identifies Proteins from a Dozen Cells

A new platform melding microfluidics and robotics allows more in-depth bioanalysis with fewer cells than ever before. Read More »