globe team

How I imagine Peter's reaction after he got crystal globe:

Peter:*takes all the prizes, medals and globes*
Peter:*comes home*
Peter:*doesn’t really show any emotions*
Peter:*go to his room*
Peter:*grab pillow,put his face in it*
Peter:*starts screaming, because of all happiness,relaxations…*
Peter:*when he is done, he gets up and continue like nothing happened*

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Welcome to our Inauguration Day edition of Friday Reads – my library hold finally came through so I (shamefully late, I know) am taking Isabel Wilkerson’s Pulitzer-winning The Warmth of Other Suns home with me.

Mama Susan Stamberg has We’ll Always Have Casablanca, out now in honor of the film’s 75th birthday.

Boss Lady Ellen reports that the upcoming biography of Richard Nixon by a former member of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team is “wildly interesting.”

Friend of the Desk Colin Dwyer says the science in Seveneves is keeping him reading.

And PCHH producer Jessica Reedy has Lindsey Lee Johnson’s The Most Dangerous Place on Earth.

How about you?

– Petra

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From 2009 to 2013, the research schooner Tara traversed the globe, carrying a multinational team of scientists. They surveyed the critical foundation of the marine food chain (a foundation we know dangerously little about): plankton, bacteria, protists, viruses and small animals. All in all, they found more 35,000 different kinds of organisms — many of them previously unknown to science. Read all about it!

Top photo: Tara in the Arctic Ocean (A.Deniaud/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 2: Plankton collected in the Pacific Ocean. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 3: A male Sapphirina copepod collected in the Mediterranean sea. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Sharif Mirshak/Parafilms/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 4: A tiny crustacean copepod, a spider crab larva, an amphipod, a baby squid, a Phronima amphipod, and an Atlantic pteropod mollusc. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 5: A small medusa (a relative of the jellyfish) collected in the Mediterranean sea. (bepoles/Tara Expéditions)

Map of the voyage, based on a graphic by bepoles/Tara Expéditions.