Glowing Sharks, Cities’ Unique Microbes, Milky Way Mistake
Learn about the record-breaking glowing kitefin shark; cities’ unique microbiomes; and the true origin of the Milky Way.
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We just found the largest glowing shark species in the world by Grant Currin
- Starr, M. (2021). We Just Found The Largest Luminous Glowing Shark Species in The World. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/three-new-luminous-glowing-sharks-have-been-found-living-in-the-ocean-s-dark-depths
- Mallefet, J., Stevens, D. W., & Duchatelet, L. (2021). Bioluminescence of the Largest Luminous Vertebrate, the Kitefin Shark, Dalatias licha: First Insights and Comparative Aspects. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.633582
- Fox, A. (2021, March 5). Nearly Six-Foot-Long Glowing Shark Discovered in Deep Sea Off New Zealand. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nearly-six-foot-glowing-shark-discovered-deep-sea-new-zealand-180977163/
- Largest Glowing Shark Species Discovered Near New Zealand. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/science/biggest-glowing-shark.html
Different cities have different microbial fingerprints by Grant Currin
- Danko, D., Bezdan, D., Afshin, E. E., Ahsanuddin, S., Bhattacharya, C., Butler, D. J., Chng, K. R., Donnellan, D., Hecht, J., Jackson, K., Kuchin, K., Karasikov, M., Lyons, A., Mak, L., Meleshko, D., Mustafa, H., Mutai, B., Neches, R. Y., Ng, A., & Nikolayeva, O. (2021). A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance. Cell. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.002
- Coxworth, B. (2021, May 28). Study determines that each city has its own microbial signature. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/science/cities-microbiome-signature/
- Yarlagadda, T. (2021, May 27). Scientists reveal a global map that could help us track the next deadly pathogen. Inverse; Inverse. https://www.inverse.com/science/city-microbial-census
- See which microbe species were found in your area: http://metasub.org/map/
- See which antibiotic-resistant bacteria were found in your area: https://resistanceopen.org/
The Milky Way probably didn’t form from a collision like we thought by Briana Brownell
- Milky Way not unusual, astronomers find. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/acoe-mwn052021.php
- Scott, N., van de Sande, J., Sharma, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Freeman, K., Gerhard, O., Hayden, M. R., & McDermid, R. (2021). Identification of an [α/Fe]—Enhanced Thick Disk Component in an Edge-on Milky Way Analog. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 913(1), L11. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/abfc57
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