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.
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.
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.
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.
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.