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Microbes Eat the Same in Labs and the Desert11.09.18Science Highlight

Microbes Eat the Same in Labs and the Desert

Analyses of natural communities forming soil crusts agree with laboratory studies of isolated microbe-metabolite relationships. Read More »

Diverse Biofeedstocks Have High Ethanol Yields and Offer Biorefineries Flexibility11.09.18Science Highlight

Diverse Biofeedstocks Have High Ethanol Yields and Offer Biorefineries Flexibility

Evidence suggests that biorefineries can accept various feedstocks without negatively impacting the amount of ethanol produced per acre. Read More »

Opening Access to Explore the Synthetic Chemistry of Neptunium11.07.18Science Highlight

Opening Access to Explore the Synthetic Chemistry of Neptunium

New, easily prepared starting material opens access to learning more about a difficult-to-control element in nuclear waste. Read More »

Tiny Titanium Barrier Halts Big Problem in Fuel-Producing Solar Cells 11.07.18Science Highlight

Tiny Titanium Barrier Halts Big Problem in Fuel-Producing Solar Cells

New design coats molecular components and dramatically improves stability under tough, oxidizing conditions. Read More »

Turning Wood Scraps into Tape 11.07.18Science Highlight

Turning Wood Scraps into Tape

A new chemical process converts a component of wasted wood pulp and other biomass into high-value pressure-sensitive adhesives. Read More »

Very Heavy Elements Deliver More Electrons 11.07.18Science Highlight

Very Heavy Elements Deliver More Electrons

Scientists revise understanding of the limits of bonding for very electron-rich heavy elements. Read More »

Probing Water’s “No-Man’s Land” Temperature Region11.07.18Science Highlight

Probing Water’s “No-Man’s Land” Temperature Region

Measuring the physical properties of water at previously unexplored temperatures offers insights into one of the world’s essential liquids. Read More »

Novel Soil Bacteria with Unusual Genes Synthesize Unique Antibiotic Precursors11.06.18Science Highlight

Novel Soil Bacteria with Unusual Genes Synthesize Unique Antibiotic Precursors

A large-scale soil project uncovered genetic information from bacteria with the capacity to make specialized molecules that could lead to new pharmaceuticals. Read More »

Warmer Temperatures Lengthen Growing Season, Increase Plants’ Vulnerability to Frost10.31.18Science Highlight

Warmer Temperatures Lengthen Growing Season, Increase Plants’ Vulnerability to Frost

Experimental warming treatments show how peatland forests may respond to future environmental change. Read More »

10.29.18Science Highlight

How Plant Cells Decide When to Make Oil

Signaling mechanism details discovered, potentially leading to strategies to engineer plants that make more bio-oil. Read More »

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