#PLOS #SfN15 preview: build your itinerary with this great new tool

Planning your itinerary for #SFN15? You could go through the entire program book, browsing sessions and posters one by one, day after day… Or you could turn to the very innovative and extremely user-friendly tool designed by members of Konrad … Continue reading »

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Coop’s Scoop: Federal Citizen Science Tool Kit on next #CitSciChat

Senator Chris Coons (Delaware) has made it unambiguously clear that federal agencies should embrace crowdsourcing and citizen science. Senator Coons introduced the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act, the first proposed bill to clarify that all military branches, commissions, and executive … Continue reading »

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The PLOS Genetics Tenth Anniversary Collection

As part of the PLOS Genetics Tenth Anniversary celebrations, we’re launching a special anniversary collection to highlight the best of PLOS Genetics research articles over the last ten years. In this collection, you’ll find our PLOS Genetics ‘Top Ten’– the … Continue reading »

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iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree: What’s All the Noise About?

By Guest Contributor, Grant Vousden-Dishington Last weekend, 259 international teams descended on the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for the 11th iGEM competition, the second Giant Jamboree. The intercollegiate competition is based on a 2003 summer course at MIT and … Continue reading »

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The MDGs to SDGs trade off : What has been lost and gained for global equity?

Maja Pleic is a global health and global equity researcher and advocate. She is currently a research collaborator with the Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI), and project coordinator with the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, where she leads the Trade … Continue reading »

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PLOS Reddit AMA on Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence in Paleontology

On Wednesday, October 7 at 1 pm ET, PLOS Paleo is hosting our second Reddit Ask Me Anything. We will be discussing laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) in paleontology with PLOS author Thomas Kaye, a Research Associate at the Burke Museum in … Continue reading »

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Information Withheld

“452 passed,” the ICU nurse told me. I couldn’t remember who she was. I looked for her name on the list among the several dozens of patients I was cross-covering. “452 passed,” the attending said to me 60 seconds later. I … Continue reading »

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Again, water on Mars. Also abortion, Planned Parenthood, fetal tissue research

WATERY MARS AGAIN Emily Lakdawalla thinks everybody should calm down about NASA’s much-trumpeted latest discovery of liquid water on Mars. The discovery, which is probably not flowing water but rather something more like damp sand, doesn’t, she argues at the … Continue reading »

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CokeGate – Big Soda’s deep pockets reach further than we think

Alexandra Jones is a lawyer, working on food policy with The George Institute for Global Health. She is interested in how law can be used to create conditions for people to live healthier lives, particularly in the field of non-communicable … Continue reading »

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Archaeology and Conservation in the Tropical Forests of the Central African Republic

By Chris Kiahtipes The tropical forests and savannas of Africa play a central, symbolic role in our modern dialogue about wilderness, conservation, and land management. However, efforts to establish reserves, parks, and wilderness areas often create conflicts with local societies … Continue reading »

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