Weekly PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this week’s PLoS ONE media digest: bees elicit alarm calls in elephants, elite soldiers are fast at recognizing angry faces, seasonal synchronization of Influenza, publish-or-perish and scientific bias, and more.

Bee Threat Elicits Alarm Call in African Elephants by King et al, was covered in Science NOW, Wired, TreeHugger, BBC, Disney Parks blog, Thaindian News and Vancouver Sun.

Differential Brain Activation to Angry Faces by Elite Warfighters: Neural Processing Evidence for Enhanced Threat Detection by Paulus et al, was covered by NeuroDojo, US Navy SEALs Blog & Information and Neuroskeptic.

Seasonal Synchronization of Influenza in the United States Older Adult Population by Wenger and Naumova was covered in RedOrbit, Austin American-Statesman and Los Angeles Times.

Do Pressures to Publish Increase Scientists’ Bias? An Empirical Support from US States Data by Daniele Fanelli was covered at The Great Beyond (Nature.com blog), ScientificBlogging, Birmingham Science News Examiner and Cordis News.

Tyrannobdella rex N. Gen. N. Sp. and the Evolutionary Origins of Mucosal Leech Infestations by Phillips et al, was covered at Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted) and Boing Boing.

Full Text and Figure Display Improves Bioscience Literature Search by Divoli, Wooldridge and Hearst was discussed at Christina’s LIS Rant.

BioTorrents: A File Sharing Service for Scientific Data by Langille and Eisen was covered by Egon Willighagen at chem-bla-ics.

Nicotianamine, a Novel Enhancer of Rice Iron Bioavailability to Humans by Zheng et al., was covered by Phased.

‘Positive’ Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences by Daniele Fanelli was covered by Mind Matters.

Formulating a Historical and Demographic Model of Recent Human Evolution Based on Resequencing Data from Noncoding Regions by Laval et al was written up at Gene Expression.

Oral Activated Charcoal Prevents Experimental Cerebral Malaria in Mice and in a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in Man Did Not Interfere with the Pharmacokinetics of Parenteral Artesunate by de Souza et al was covered by The viral web.

One Bacterial Cell, One Complete Genome by Woyke et al, was covered by Deep type flow.

Why Some Women Look Young for Their Age by Gunn et al, was covered by The Psychology of Beauty.

Cognitive and Motivational Requirements for the Emergence of Cooperation in a Rat Social Game by Viana et al, was covered by H/B Implications Watch.

High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries: Implications for Honey Bee Health by Mullin et al, was covered by Multimedia Reporting.

The Loss of Species: Mangrove Extinction Risk and Geographic Areas of Global Concern by Polidoro et al was covered by Voice of America and The Hindu.

Comparative Genome Analysis Provides Insights into the Evolution and Adaptation of Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi on Aesculus hippocastanum by Green et al., was covered by Horticulture Week and Telegraph.

HAMLET Interacts with Lipid Membranes and Perturbs Their Structure and Integrity by Mossberg et al, was covered at Allvoices, Press Trust of India and HealthJockey.com.

The Peopling of Europe from the Mitochondrial Haplogroup U5 Perspective by Malyarchuk et al., was covered at Gene Expression.

Intelligence in Williams Syndrome Is Related to STX1A, Which Encodes a Component of the Presynaptic SNARE Complex by UPI, DNA India and Sify.

A Teratocarcinoma-Like Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Line and Four hESC Lines Reveal Potentially Oncogenic Genomic Changes by Hovatta et al, was covered at Birmingham Science News Examiner.

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