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Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities said Tuesday, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.

Discovery of the 'pioneer' that opens the genome

(University of Montreal) Researchers explain a cell differentiation mechanism in Nature Genetics.

Scientists block the siren call of two aggressive cancers

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Aggressive cancers like glioblastoma and metastatic breast cancer have in common a siren call that beckons the bone marrow to send along whatever the tumors need to survive and thri...

Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

Rewilding has potential to help address the current global biodiversity crisis, but its impact will be limited unless agreed definitions can be reached, backed by further scientific research and helped by a policy backdrop that enables greater integration with current environmental legislation. Show More Summary

Spy balloons that fly 40km up track drug dealers on the ground

The US military are testing uncrewed, hydrogen-filled balloons that can keep watch over a small area by catching different winds in the stratosphere

Editorial Board Favorites: the final collection from our 10 Year Anniversary series!

To cap off the PLOS ONE 10 Year Anniversary collection series, we decided to focus our efforts on the PLOS ONE Editorial Board – a sizable group of accomplished scientists that has allowed us to

What’s the Buzz? PLOS ONE in the News in 2017

0000-0001-9565-7985[Above image: Flying bumblebee. Mikkel Houmøller, wikimedia]   As we ring in the New Year, we thought it would be fun to look back on the PLOS ONE articles that were the biggest hits in the news

JurassicCollectables Reviews Rebor “Gunn”

A Review of the 1:18 Scale Rebor "Raptor" Called "Gunn" by JurassicCollectables Those talented people at JurassicCollectables have produced another Rebor "Raptor" review.  Following on from their very informative video review of theShow More Summary

New Eocene fossil data suggest climate models may underestimate future polar warming

(Florida Museum of Natural History) A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth's potential future climate, was greater than previously thought.

Placental accumulation of flame retardant chemical alters serotonin production in rats

(North Carolina State University) An NC State-led research team has shown a connection between exposure to a widely used flame retardant chemical mixture and disruption of normal placental function in rats, leading to altered production of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

3-D printing improves cell adhesion and strength of PDMS polymer

(Penn State) Combining two different polymer forms can switch manufacturing of silicone parts from molding, casting and spin coating of simple forms to 3-D printing of complex geometries with better mechanical characteristics and better biological adhesion, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Giving new medical tech a kickstart at University of Pittsburgh

(University of Pittsburgh) The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded grants totaling $115,000 to five engineering and medicine groups through its 2017 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program for Early Stage Medical Technology Research and Development. Show More Summary

New study: Industry conservation ethic proves critical to Gulf of Maine lobster fishery

A new study, led by scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and colleagues at the University of Maine and NOAA, demonstrates how conservation practices championed by Maine lobstermen help make the lobster fishery resilient to climate change.

Upstart Electron rocket has made it to orbit for the first time

Space flight is getting more affordable. The Electron rocket, smaller and cheaper than most of its commercial competitors, has put three satellites into orbit

Black holes are firing a triple-threat of speedy particles at us

Black holes have the weirdest kids. Three types of the highest energy particles in the cosmos could all be born in the chaos near a supermassive black hole  

Trump’s government shut down

It was a Republican shut down but Trump took a lead, so we shall call it the Trump Shutdown. There is a non-zero possibility that a bill to keep things going will pass in the Senate and House, that Trump will veto it, and that Congress will override Trump’s veto. Show More Summary

Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from the sound of disturbed Asian honey bees

For the first time, researchers have shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts.

Researchers reveal how microbes cope in phosphorus-deficient tropical soil

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has uncovered how certain soil microbes cope in a phosphorus-poor environment to survive in a tropical ecosystem. Their novel approach could be applied in other ecosystems to study various nutrient limitations and inform agriculture and terrestrial biosphere modeling.

Use of dirty heating oil in NYC concentrated uptown

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Residential buildings that continued to burn residual fuel oil were concentrated in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, as of late 2015. Compared to cleaner heating sources such as...Show More Summary

Cryo-EM reveals critical protein-modifying complex and potential drug target

(Van Andel Research Institute) Scientists have revealed the atomic-level structure of a molecular complex responsible for modifying proteins, possibly paving the way for the development of new medications for cancer and a host of other diseases.

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