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CSI Tromsø: Where Forensics meets Vikings

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:07pm
  CSI Tromsø: Where Forensics meets Vikings   Posted August 22, 2018 by post-info Insect remains have their own tale to tell in the mystery that surrounds the Øsknes Viking burial boat, as Eva Pangiotakopulu

PLOS Update

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:06pm
In 2009, we launched PLOS Currents as an experimental platform for rapid communication of non-standard publications. A few communities embraced the experiment enthusiastically from the start, and the contributions of researchers who volunteered as editors

Gordon Research Conference on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration (February 11 – 16, 2018): Licia Selleri & Ophir Klein

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:06pm
  Gordon Research Conference on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration (February 11 – 16, 2018): Licia Selleri & Ophir Klein   Posted August 22, 2018 by post-info As part of its mission to encourage engagement

The Nexus of Data and Community: How Partnership Can Close Achievement Gaps

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:28pm
0000-0002-5625-3977 States across the U.S. (like our home state of Indiana) are making strides to better understand and close the racial achievement gaps at the K-12 and college level. This week, we’re pleased to present

Conflicts didn’t kill me, but made me stronger

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:27pm
  For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. ——Margaret Heffernan   Conflicts in research groups are common. Even in a small lab with no more than 10 people, conflicts

The Unitary Fund: a no-strings attached grant program for Open Source quantum computing

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:23pm
The Unitary Fund: a no-strings attached grant program for Open Source quantum computing   Posted August 20, 2018 by post-info This is a Guest Post written by Will Zeng. Editorial Note: As part of our

“We need to commit to and invest in the changes we seek”: Insights from the MSF Scientific Research Day

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:22pm
“We need to commit to and invest in the changes we seek”: Insights from the MSF Scientific Research Day   Posted August 19, 2018 by post-info In recognition of World Humanitarian Day 2018, PLOS ONE

Meet our Editor-in-Chief at #ACSBOSTON in August | Booth 712

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:03am
  Meet our Editor-in-Chief at #ACSBOSTON in August | Booth 712   Posted August 17, 2018 by PLOS ONE editors post-info PLOS ONE is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s American Chemical Society (ACS)

The Sickness Lurking Beneath World Cup Fever

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:02am
  The Sickness Lurking Beneath World Cup Fever Posted August 16, 2018 by Dean Schillinger post-info While watching the World Cup, Dean Schillinger was reminded of the ongoing back-and-forth matchup between the soda industry and public

National Fossil Day 2018: Events, Part 1

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:07pm
  It’s that time of year again, and PLOS Paleontology Community is happy to highlight upcoming events associated with National Fossil Day (October 17, 2018). Many of these events are hosted by U.S. museums, institutions, and

New Book, “Run to the Light,” Chronicles a Journey with Batten Disease

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:06pm
  On Sunday, August 19, Taylor King will turn 20. On November 1, Laura King Edwards’s inspiring book “Run To The Light” will be published, by Bedazzled Ink. The memoir is an astonishing tale of

How to communicate basic research in schools – a case study using Drosophila

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:41am
0000-0001-8462-0271   By Andreas Prokop, PhD, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester   The Manchester Fly Facility maintains an objective-driven, long-term science communication initiative which started in 2011 and promotes the importance of

Yoga, Depression, & Clinical Trial Critique 101

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:29am
  A study piqued my curiosity in a news feed recently. Yoga could reduce depression symptoms, researchers said – but only if you expected it to (Uebelacker 2018). Yoga for depression, it turns out, is

Crowdsourcing plant phenomic data, bacterial niche construction abilities, protocell evolution, microRNA target prediction

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:27am
  Crowdsourcing plant phenomic data, bacterial niche construction abilities, protocell evolution, microRNA target prediction Posted August 13, 2018 by post-info Check out our Editors-in-Chief’s selection of papers from the July issue of PLOS Computational Biology. Crowdsourcing image analysis

The XV Collection: Perverse Outcomes of Novel Therapies

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:32pm
  The XV Collection: Perverse Outcomes of Novel Therapies Posted August 10, 2018 by post-info by Andrew Read Yale professor Steve Stearns once warned that the transition from Young Turk to Old Turkey happens quickly.

Fossil Friday Roundup: August 10, 2018

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:28am
  Featured Image: Triassic pentadactyl tracks from Argentina. From Citton et al. (2018). CC-BY.  Papers (All Open Access): Cambrian petalonamid Stromatoveris phylogenetically links Ediacaran biota to later animals (Palaeontology) Salvinialean megaspores in the Late Cretaceous

Power to the Patients: Co-design of Community-based Research

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:44pm
0000-0002-5625-3977 According to a 2015 statistic, the leading causes of death among adolescents in the US are unintentional accidents, suicide, and homicide. However, many scientists struggle to engage adolescents in research programs to study the

PLOS Biology in the media – July

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:43pm
  PLOS Biology in the media – July   post-info The year is flying past, and July has been another month with several of our papers making the news. This month we’re covering sleeping flies,

Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doomed, Even As Gene Therapy Enters the Clinic?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:42pm
Anyone watching the recent 60 Minutes segment on CRISPR would conclude that the gene editing technology is on the brink of pouring forth a cascade of cures. But a recent study reveals a mess of missing

Crikey! We’re gonna need a bigger boat…

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:42pm
0000-0001-7794-0218 The first fossils of a giant ancestor of the great white shark have been discovered in Victoria, Australia. Philip Mullaly, a fossil enthusiast, was having a stroll down the beach at Victoria’s popular surf