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Seasonal Diet Changes Can Cause Reproductive Stress In Primates
2012-11-29 08:58:17

Nutritional shifts caused by seasonal diets influence reproductive behavior in blue monkeys

2012-11-23 10:44:59

Women scientists in primatology are poorly represented at symposia organized by men, but receive equal representation when symposia organizers are women or mixed groups.

Orange-fronted Conures Mimic Individuals They Want To Communicate With
2012-11-23 09:49:33

Whether living with pirates or in the wild, parrots have exceptional abilities to mimic the sounds they hear.

2012-11-21 15:14:03

Nearly nine out of ten clinicians carrying out biomedical research trials believe that trial data should be shared more easily, even though they do express some practical concerns.

2012-11-14 14:36:46

In this week's PLOS Medicine, Sabine Gabrysch from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and colleagues draw upon a literature review, expert survey, and consensus method to recommend new signal functions to monitor and track facilities' provision of routine and emergency newborn care.

First Polynesian Settlements Revealed With Coral Files
2012-11-08 08:28:09

Public Library of Science High-precision techniques estimate first settlers arrived in Tonga almost 2,900 years ago Polynesia was one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans, and new techniques reveal that this settlement first occurred within a 16 year window nearly 3000 years ago. The research, published November 7 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Burley and colleagues from Simon Fraser University, Canada, reveals that the first human settlers lived in a...

2012-11-02 14:24:34

New research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, offers insight into the neural underpinnings of musical timbre.

2012-11-01 10:20:11

Children as young as five are generous when others are aware of their actions, but antisocial when sharing with a recipient who can't see them.

Extra Set Of Chromosomes Commonly Carried By Western Aspen Trees
2012-11-01 07:01:47

Over 60 percent of aspen in parts of Utah, Colorado are triploid, new study shows

2012-10-04 10:39:39

When making decisions about the value of an assortment of different objects, people approximate an average overall value, which though frequently useful can lead to apparently irrational decision-making.


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PLoS Medicine
2012-05-17 15:12:48

PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in October 2004. It is the second journal of the Public Library of Sciences, which publishes open-access material. All material in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons license. To fund the journal, the publication’s business model requires that authors pay publication costs. PLoS Medicine provides an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human health worldwide. It...

PLoS Biology
2012-05-02 19:40:12

PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology. It was established in 2003, with the first issue published in October of that year. It was the first journal of the Public Library of Science. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Jonathan Eisen (University of California, Davis). All content in PLoS Biology is published under the Creative Commons “by-attribution” license. The journal is funded by authors who are charged set fees to publish...

PLoS ONE
2012-04-30 14:56:25

PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...

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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
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