Alien life on a comet and mind-boggling mind-reading successes

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  Owing to a fortuitous agglomeration of events–and if you think “fortuitous” means “lucky,” you’re wrong–this is Science Fiction Week at On Science Blogs.   ALIEN LIFE ON COMET 67P/CHURYUMOV-GERASIMENKO First, and most easily disposed of, is the claim that … Continue reading »

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Hannah’s Hair – Why Traits Matter

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It’s an unacknowledged law of nature that whatever the texture of a girl’s hair, she wants the opposite. For years I wrapped my tangles around soup cans and around my head, squished it under irons, and subjected it to stinky … Continue reading »

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PLOS Computational Biology Community Going All Out to Cover #ISMB15 with the ISCB Student Council

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Calling All Bloggers for ISMB/ECCB 2015 ISMB/ECCB 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, is fast approaching and we invite you to be involved in the live coverage of the event. If you can’t make it to Dublin, follow our live collaborative blog … Continue reading »

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Welcome, Wendiceratops!

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It’s a very exciting time to be a paleontologist interested in horned dinosaurs. New species are being described at an incredible rate. But, it’s not the fact that they are new that’s important–it’s what the fossils say about the evolution, anatomy, and … Continue reading »

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J. Andrew Bangham (1947 – 2014): Enterprising scientist who broke new ground in computational biology and image analysis

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Andrew Bangham, former Professor in Computer Science at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, was a pioneering researcher with the rare ability to integrate diverse disciplines: from computer science and electrophysiology to plant development and visual art. He is best … Continue reading »

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Human Disease Epigenomics 2.0

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It might be hard to believe, but 2015 marks ten years of PLOS Genetics! To celebrate ten years of hard work, research, and immense dedication from our Editorial Board, we are featuring posts from ten of our editors. Next in the … Continue reading »

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Divers Attempt to Solve Mystery of Sevengill Shark Sightings on the Pacific Coast

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Diver-citizen scientists help find out why there has been a recent increase in the number of Sevengill Sharks spotted in the San Diego area The first thing the divers noticed upon reaching the bottom was that there were absolutely no … Continue reading »

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Coop’s Scoop: Shark citizen science, on the next #CitSciChat

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After the blockbuster movie Jaws, two silly things happened: kids started calling me Hooper (instead of Cooper) and I was afraid even in the deep end of a swimming pool. Logic can battle fear, but not necessarily win. Even though … Continue reading »

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PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2015 (So Far)

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At the end of 2014, we highlighted some of our favorite research videos from that year. We’re only mid-way through 2015, but we already have a number of popular research videos that we’d like to share. Here are some of … Continue reading »

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Spinal Cord Injury, Gut Microbiome, and White-Plague Coral Disease: the PLOS Comp Biol June Issue

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Here are some highlights from June’s PLOS Computational Biology   Inference of Network Dynamics and Metabolic Interactions in the Gut Microbiome The community of bacteria that live in our intestines (called the “gut microbiome”) is important to normal intestinal function, … Continue reading »

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