The symmetrical light-gathering, energy-producing complex offers insights into how modern photosystems evolved.
Even a single species of bacteria can positively affect soils and plants, improving and even enabling agriculture in semi-arid areas.
First-of-a-kind study advances understanding of microbial and viral communities involved in biomass breakdown.
An atomic view of how toxic uranium binds to iron minerals in the environment enables better predictions of its behavior.
Scientists reveal the importance of an amino acid that supplies energy and protection for microbial communities deep underground.
Three types of water molecules form around a platinum-based ion, offering insights for waste processing and metal refining.
Scientists show metabolic tradeoffs result from a specific change to the grow-defend balance.
Research offers details on the chemistry of trihydrogen ion.
Elegant theory shows how water helps separate ions involved in material synthesis and manufacturing.
Review highlights insights into coherence, which could help overcome roadblocks in next-generation energy systems.
A pioneering study offers an easier approach to study how microbes work and could help scientists advance models of the cycling of elements and nutrients in frequently flooded soils.
Exploiting a strain-engineering approach could provide nanoscale light sources with a nonfluctuating emission wavelength for use in sensors, quantum communication, and imaging.
Scientists develop a molecular map of metabolic products of bacteria in root nodules to aid sustainable agriculture.
New technique enables more efficient and precise estimates of trends in ozone and other atmospheric constituents within selected geographical regions and timeframes.
Global data set shows monthly water use by irrigation, manufacturing, and other uses, helping researchers to analyze water use by region and season.
Recovery of more than 1500 microbial genomes shines light on how carbon is metabolized as permafrost thaws.
Researchers link root water uptake to root traits and assess (poor) performance of common models.
Ions at the edge of water, exposed to air, don't separate like they do when surrounded by water, offering insights for desalination and corrosion.
Predictions of the direct impacts of greenhouse gases must account for local temperature and humidity conditions.
Researchers find gusty winds increase surface evaporation that drives summer rainstorms in the Tropical West Pacific.
Research offers evidence that microbes and organic matter raise toxin levels, potentially helping improve mercury monitoring.
Nutrients increasingly moving to the deep ocean with strong climate warming could lead to drastic drops in surface ocean life and fishery yields.
New method produces high-purity zirconium-89, a diagnostic radionuclide used to image cancerous tumors.
Scientists tame damaging edge instabilities in steady-state conditions required in a fusion reactor.
A novel experimental geometry at the Linac Coherent Light Source reveals, for the first time, how silicon responds to shocks similar to those in a planet's core.