Curiosity Daily Podcast: First Animal That Doesn’t Breathe Oxygen, Biggest Explosion in the Universe’s History, and Improving Memory with the Brain’s Immune System
Learn about the first animal scientists have ever discovered that doesn’t breathe oxygen; how we might be able to hijack the brain’s immune system to improve memory; and the biggest explosion in the history of the universe.
March 23, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
Scientists discover first animal that doesn't breathe oxygen by Cameron Duke
- Specktor, B. (2020, February 24). Scientists discover first known animal that doesn’t breathe. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/first-non-breathing-animal.html
- Yahalomi, D., Atkinson, S. D., Neuhof, M., Chang, E. S., Philippe, H., Cartwright, P., Bartholomew, J. L., & Huchon, D. (2020). A cnidarian parasite of salmon (Myxozoa: Henneguya) lacks a mitochondrial genome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201909907. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1909907117
We might be able to hijack the brain's immune system to improve memory by Grant Currin
- Weaver II, E., Doyle, H. (2019, August 8). Cells of the Brain. Dana Foundation. https://www.dana.org/article/cells-of-the-brain/#:~:text=
- How the brain’s immune system could be harnessed to improve memory. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/ru-htb021020.php
- De Luca, S. N., Soch, A., Sominsky, L., Nguyen, T.-X., Bosakhar, A., & Spencer, S. J. (2020). Glial remodeling enhances short-term memory performance in Wistar rats. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-020-1729-4
Astronomers detect biggest explosion in the history of the universe by Grant Currin
- Astronomers detect biggest explosion in the history of the universe. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/icfr-adb022720.php
- Giacintucci, S., Markevitch, M., Johnston-Hollitt, M., Wik, D. R., Wang, Q. H. S., & Clarke, T. E. (2020). Discovery of a Giant Radio Fossil in the Ophiuchus Galaxy Cluster. The Astrophysical Journal, 891(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab6a9d
- This Black Hole Blew a Hole in the Cosmos. (2020, March 6). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/science/black-hole-cosmos-astrophysics.html
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