This guest post was contributed by science writer Jeanne Timmons (@mostlymammoths), as a follow-up to her first post. The post reflects the views solely of its author, which are not necessarily shared by PLOS. Full disclosure: The author
Barracuda are fearsome aquatic predators, also known within pop culture for that song by Heart. The fish (not the song) within the genus Sphyraena have a virtually global distribution, but tend to hang out in nice and
Today my colleague George Phillips and I published a paper on the first known ceratopsid horned dinosaur from eastern North America. The fossil is “only” a tooth, but it’s more than enough to show that
The duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosaurs) may not be as glamorous as tyrannosaurs (and most tyrannosaur researchers sure don’t respect these “Cretaceous food items” anyhow), but in many ways they are a far more interesting and scientifically
The pursuit of science is an interesting beast. It’s awesome to distill our world down to a basic set of principles…laws, rules, and theorems that explain, or at the very least describe, how things work.
If you think of crocodylians in the United States (you do think about them, don’t you?), your mind probably settles on the alligators of the southeast. The extra-enthusiastic croc buff might even remember the American
This guest post was contributed by Taoromina Lepore, a paleontologist and science educator, following the recent Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. This guest post reflects the views solely of its author,
Last night at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, brought many of us together to celebrate open access in our field, and PLOS in particular. A special highlight: the announcement of