PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this media digest: the T-rex is a cannibal, whale poo is vital to ocean ecology, love can be a powerful painkiller and more…

Cannibalism in Tyrannosaurus rex by Nicholas R. Longrich, John R. Horner, Gregory M. Erickson and Philip J. Currie was covered by: CNN, Times of India, CTV, Herald Sun, Science Blog, Sify, LA Times, National Geographic, Bloomberg, The Guardian, AOL, io9, Discovery News, Dinosaur Tracking, Into Oblivion and New Scientist.

The Whale Pump: Marine Mammals Enhance Primary Productivity in a Coastal Basin by Joe Roman, James J. McCarthy received coverage from: CBS News, The Vancouver Sun,  MSNBC,  OneIndia, NPR, Discovery News and Inventor Spot.

Viewing Pictures of a Romantic Partner Reduces Experimental Pain: Involvement of Neural Reward Systems by Jarred Younger, Arthur Aron, Sara Parke, Neil Chatterjee, and  Sean Mackey received coverage from: USA Today, TIME, CNN, Scientific American Observations, LA Times, Seattle PI, AOL News, Hindustan Times, BBC, The Press Association, WebMD, Scope, Visit Bulgaria, Disease of the Week, The Guardian and The MedGuru.

Transitions between Central and Peripheral Vision Create Spatial/Temporal Distortions: A Hypothesis Concerning the Perceived Break of the Curveball by Arthur Shapiro, Zhong-Lin Lu, Chang-Bing Huang, Emily Knight and Robert Ennis received coverage from:  MSNBC, The Gazette,, Southern California Public Radio, TG Daily, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Science Now, Wired and US News & World Report.

dATP/ATP, a Multifunctional Nucleotide, Stimulates Bacterial Cell Lysis, Extracellular DNA Release and Biofilm Development by Chuanwu Xi and Jianfeng Wu was covered by Biomedical Science.

The rs10993994 Risk Allele for Prostate Cancer Results in Clinically Relevant Changes in Microseminoprotein-Beta Expression in Tissue and Urine by Hayley C. Whitaker, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Helen Ross-Adams, Anne Y. Warren, Johanna Burge et al receive coverage from:  Indian Express, BBC, Daily Mail and  The Telegraph.

Do Scientific Advancements Lean on the Shoulders of Giants? A Bibliometric Investigation of the Ortega Hypothesis by Lutz Bornmann, Félix de Moya Anegón,  and Loet Leydesdorff was covered by Nature News and Science blogging in theory and practice.

Self-Selected or Mandated, Open Access Increases Citation Impact for Higher Quality Research by Yassine Gargouri, Chawki Hajjem, Vincent Larivière, Yves Gingras, Les Carr, Tim Brody and Stevan Harnad received coverage from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cordis News and Science 2.0.

The above picture is from Figure 1 of Viewing Pictures of a Romantic Partner Reduces Experimental Pain: Involvement of Neural Reward Systems: PLoS ONE 5(10): e13309

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