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Designing a Pop-Up Future

Simple origami fold may hold the key to designing pop-up furniture, medical devices and scientific tools



See the Big Picture in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

Berkeley Lab researchers create first multiple antennae model of Photosystem II


How to Train Your Bacterium

Berkeley Lab scientists teach bacterium new trick for artificial photosynthesis.


White House to Honor Paul Alivisatos with National Medal of Science

Paul Alivisatos, director of Kavli ENSI, has been selected to receive the nation’s top honor in science, the White House announced today.


The Secret of Oobleck Revealed at Last

Cornell physicists have finally explained what makes this gooey substance so weird.


Materials Scientists Learn How Mother of Pearl is Made

Cornell researchers have uncovered the process by which mollusks manufacture nacre – commonly known as “mother of pearl.”


2015 Winners Named in Expanded AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Competition

Stories on the stressful impact of urban violence on children, the shared aptitudes of humans and songbirds for vocal learning, and the impact of climate change on the forests of Minnesota and beyond, are among the winners of the 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.


A New Way to Look at MOFs

International study challenges prevailing view on how metal organic frameworks store gases.


Researchers Call for Ambitious Research to Unlock the Power of Earth’s Smallest Ecosystems

Understanding and controlling microbiomes could lead to significant advances in human health and environmental sustainability.


Loophole-free Bell test at TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einstein's “spooky action” is real

Experiment may also enable a radically new form of secure communications that is fundamentally impossible to ‘eavesdrop’ into.