It’s too fast to catch, spears smaller insects with spiny legs, and sings a song that mirrors the syllables of its name, “Ka-ty-did, Ka-ty-didn’t.” Its music is so catchy, it has even been used
A scientifically literate society is one that can make educated, informed decisions based on the best available evidence. While much of the public harbors a basic interest in science and education, there is still a
Rock lizards, pigment producing fungus, eagle rays, ant garden parasites, and Antarctic sea anemones: new species are discovered all the time and there are likely still millions that we simply haven’t yet discovered or assessed.
Sea lions, otters, humpback whales and harbor seals are familiar sights to most native Californians today, but the waters off this coastline once harbored a much stranger fauna: giant bony-toothed birds, sharks the size of
In this round-up, we would like to share with you some of the PLOS ONE articles covered by the media in 2012. Over one thousand papers published in PLOS ONE were covered in the news!
The International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), the body that regulates animal species names, took a big step earlier this week when it announced that electronic publication of a new species name is now sufficient
For about a year now, I have been monitoring new species submissions for PLoS ONE and this question frequently comes up: Does PLoS ONE formally publish new species papers that are recognized by the International
In this PLoS ONE media digest: four new species of Zombie-ant fungus are found, ancient Britons drink out of skull cups, Jimmy Connors is the best tennis player ever and much much more. Arvid Guterstam,
Zombie fungi have always ranked high on my list of irresistibly interesting yet disturbing organisms. Though these fungi infect a wide range of arthropod hosts, today’s victim is the ant. When an ant is infected,