Public Library of Science

Identifying trends in article-level metrics

In late December 2013, PLOS ONE published an article from UK-based Psychologists Rob Jenkins and Christie Kerr titled "Identifiable Images of Bystanders Extracted from Corneal Reflections". Using high-resolution photog ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Scientists behaving badly (on social media)

It is generally undisputed that Twitter and other social information exchange websites are changing the landscape of science and communication. The value that these platforms offer is probably best evidenced ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The curse of the horned dinosaur egg

Horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) just can't catch a break when it comes to their fossilized eggs. The first purported examples turned up in Mongolia during the 1920s, attributed to Protoceratops. A few unlucky ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The ethical slipperiness of hoaxes

Hoaxes sure can stir up a lot of emotion, can't they? We tend to have a quick reaction to them, and they flush out differences in values quickly, too.

dateJun 01, 2015 in Other
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How journals shape science and academia

No matter whether you study medicine or biology, law or art, neuroscience or history—there is one instrument that we all share: the journal. Learned journals play a pivotal role in science and academia. ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Other
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Who should pay the price?

Social dilemmas, in which an individual profits from selfishness, unless the whole group chooses the selfish option, have long provided an academic challenge. A new study publishing in PLOS Computational Biology theoretically analyz ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Social Sciences
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