Cambridge, Massachusetts - Elastin is a crucial building block in our bodies. Its flexibility allows skin to stretch and twist, blood vessels to expand and relax with every heartbeat, and lungs to swell and contract with each breath. But exactly how this protein-based tissue assembles itself to achieve this flexibility remained an unsolved question - until now.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Tagging proteins with a fluorescent label such as green fluorescent protein (GFP) is currently the best way to track specific molecules inside a living cell. However, while this approach has yielded many significant discoveries, GFP and similar tags are so large that they may interfere with the labeled proteins’ natural functions.

Austin, Texas - Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time, revealing that ice in the interior is moving more slowly toward the edges than it has, on average, during the past 9,000 years.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Does the city you live in have a lot of different banks but they all seem to have high fees and offer low interest rates for savings? Those banks might have more in common than you think.

Seattle, Washington - People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity - dubbed “pushback” by University of Washington Information School researchers - is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has found.

Greenbelt, Maryland - The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.