Why Don’t You Love What I Love?

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There is an unexplainable phenomenon in the zoo world.  People will pass by an exhibit with an incredibly unique animal in it and  barely give it a glance. Put a human in there, even just cleaning the glass with a …

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NASA to SpaceX: the Space Race Privatized

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Over the several decades that have passed since the Space Race there has been a dramatic decrease in federal support for the nation’s intergalactic sense of manifest destiny. However, it is not that the nation suffers from a lack of …

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The man with 1000 children: the limit of male fertility

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By Greg Downey; (long read: 5500 words)

Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif succeeded to the sultanate of Morocco after his brother fell from a horse and died in 1672. Twenty-six when he became the Sharifian Emperor, Moulay Ismael “the Bloodthirsty” — …

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Meta-Analyses of Genetic Association Studies – PLOS ONE’s Approach

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Meta-analysis can be a powerful way to reveal otherwise hidden or unclear associations, when done with care. In line with recent trends in biomedical literature (1), PLOS ONE has seen a consistent increase in submissions reporting meta-analyses of genetic association …

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There’s an App for That! Citizen Science at Your Fingertips

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If you think science is out of reach, think again! Here are some citizen science apps you’ll always have at your fingertips!

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SciSpy

With this App from The Science Channel, you can spy on nature and contribute to science. Share …

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Students Aged 9 to 65+ Study PLOS Research in Marine Megafauna MOOC

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An amazingly diverse and far-flung group of 11,000 students signed up for Duke University’s massive open online course, Marine Megafauna: An Introduction to Marine Science and Conservationnow in its final week. In today’s guest post …

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Climate Change – Health Threat or Opportunity?

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This week, we support the great work of  The Global Climate and Health Alliance – in time for the release of the latest IPCC WG report. This infographic explains the major ideas and themes – we encourage you to

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That climate change report, Jane Goodall’s birth, and Richard III’s death

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Gloom and doom

As you probably know, the latest authoritative climate change report was released early this week to a world apparently too exhausted, or distracted, to take much interest in the upcoming calamities. Here’s the nut from Justin …

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Tackling Cholera in Haiti: A Multi-Faceted Approach

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The PLOS medical journals reflect on Haiti’s cholera epidemic, and the value of moving forward with an emphasis on holistic practice and research.

Almost three years ago, in May of 2011, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases published a Viewpoints piece, Meeting

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ALS Treatment (in Cells) – Too Late for Glenn, But Wonderful News

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I was cutting and pasting a post about Sunday night’s episode of Call the Midwife, which was about cystic fibrosis, when a news release came in that brought me to tears.

Kevin Eggan and co-workers at the Harvard Stem Cell …

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