PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this PLoS ONE media digest: two new horned dinosaurs, tracking the flu using social networks and more…

Scott Sampson and colleagues recently published their paper on two new horned dinosaurs found in southern Utah.  They received coverage from: CNN, Bloomberg, The Guardian, National Geographic, Sify, RedOrbit, ABC 4, ScienceBlog, BBC , AFP, Mongabay, and Christian Science Monitor.

The paper, Evidence for a Novel Marine Harmful Algal Bloom: Cyanotoxin (Microcystin) Transfer from Land to Sea Otters, by Melissa A. Miller and colleagues was covered by The New York Times,  Half Moon Bay Review, Vancouver Sun, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, UPI, and Capital Public Radio, Discover  and San Francisco Chronicle.

Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler’s manuscript, Social Network Sensors for Early Detection of Contagious Outbreaks received coverage from: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los Angeles Times, MIT Technology Review, KPBS, Wired, Business Week and Science Now.

The Armadillo Repeat Protein PF16 Is Essential for Flagellar Structure and Function in Plasmodium Male Gametes by Ursula Straschil et al, received media coverage from PhysOrg.

Biogeography and Potential Exchanges Among the Atlantic Equatorial Belt Cold-Seep Faunas, by Karine Olu and colleagues received media attention from Deep Sea News.

In a paper by, Ingi Agnarsson, Matjaž Kuntner and Todd A. Blackledge entitled: Bioprospecting Finds the Toughest Biological Material: Extraordinary Silk from a Giant Riverine Orb Spider received media attention from Phased, TIME, BBC, Discovery News and PhysOrg.

A paper entitled, Dynamics of Wind Setdown at Suez and the Eastern Nile Delta by Carl Drews and Weiqing Han received widespread media attention.  CNN, BBC, Wired, CNET, and Hindustan Times are just some of the media outlets that covered the article.

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