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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