Laughter, fungi, pipettes and ants – last month, PLOS ONE papers made headlines with an array of research. Here are some of our May media highlights: Not all laughter is the same and your brain
Although we’d like to believe that people determine how to vote based on relevant political issues, research has shown that countless subtle elements beyond just the candidate and party platform are at play in influencing
How many arrows are depicted in the photo above? How many can you find? One? Five? The answer is 118. In research published last week, researchers digitally compiled 118 different lithic points from the Patagonia
To continue our spooktacular posts this October, we bring you a study which may have some arachnophobes rethinking their next vacation destination. The island of Guam is home to one of the densest spider communities
In August, PLOS ONE papers made the news for research on morality in infants, the first domesticated turkeys, the dangers of sea slug mating, and more! Are we born with a moral compass? Researchers from
The current top three most viewed papers in PLOS ONE all address human body weight, and all three present results that may contradict existing beliefs or seem counter-intuitive.
Read our captured Storify summary of reactions to Rocca RA et al. (2012) Discovery of Western European R1b1a2 Y Chromosome Variants in 1000 Genomes Project Data: An Online Community Approach.
Last month, the media covered PLOS ONE papers on germs in airports, skin cancer in fish, a potentially life extending pill, and more! Research by a team at MIT identified New York City’s JFK, Los
PLOS ONE Storify of Richard Wiseman’s paper “The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming”
Read our captured Storify summary of the reaction to Wiseman R, Watt C, ten Brinke L, Porter S, Couper S-L, et al. (2012) The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Last month, some PLoS ONE papers in the news included research on: Body odor, robot mimicry and more! New research shows that our body odor changes as we age, and it might not be so