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Image of the Week

DECEMBER 2018 & JANUARY 2019

Week 52 (30 - 05)

A University of Washington-led study found that social status in rhesus macaques affected how the animals responded to stress.

Image Credit: Noah Snyder-Mackler/U. of Washington.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211144648.htm

Week 51 (23 - 29)

Growth of the newly discovered Streptomyces sp. myrophorea, so named because it produces a distinctive fragrance similar to that of oil of wintergreen. Although superficially resembling fungi, Streptomyces are true bacteria and are the source of two-thirds of the various frontline antibiotics used in medicine.

Image Credit: G Quinn, Swansea University.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181227111427.htm

Week 50 (16 - 22)

Duke University scientists are using trace element isotopes from fish ear bones to identify and track coal ash contamination in lakes that serve as cooling ponds for coal-fired power plants, such as Sutton Lake in eastern North Carolina.

Image Credit: Jessica Brandt, Duke Univ.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181226164043.htm

Week 49 (09 - 15)

A Washington State University researcher has found that the breeding seasons of wild house finches are shifting due to climate change.

Image credit: Jessica Tir.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181219133230.htm

Week 48 (02 - 08)

This depiction of a bacterial colony arranged in a branching pattern shows how the bacteria can create a swirling current that pulls in nutrients, shown here as colored dots.

Image credit: Arnold Mathijssen.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181212134405.htm

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