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FIGURE 6: Cranial reconstruction and life restoration of Aquilops americanus. Cranium in A) right lateral and B) dorsal views; C) life restoration in right lateral view. The rendering is based on OMNH 34557 (holotype), with missing details patterned after Liaoceratops yanzigouensis and Archaeoceratops oshimai. Life restoration by Brian Engh. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112055.g006

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Apes Get Emotional Over Games Of Chance Like some humans, chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit emotional responses to outcomes of their decisions by pouting or throwing angry tantrums when a risk-taking strategy fails to pay off, according to research published May 29 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Alexandra Rosati from Yale University and Brian Hare from Duke University. This is a bonobo who was a study subject at Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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An article in the open journal PLoS, Redrawing the Map of Great Britain from a Network of Human Interactions by: Carlo Ratti, Stanislav Sobolevsky, Francesco Calabrese, Clio Andris, Jonathan Reades, Mauro Martino, Rob Claxton, Steven H. Strogatz PLoS ONE, Vol. 5, No. 12. (8 December 2010)

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from TreeHugger

Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it's really bad news

Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths- Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. In a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists identified a witch’s brew of pesticides & fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. Time go ban fungicides and pesticides from Monsanto & other…

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Black billed magpies, such like this one named "Gobi," seem to think and take decisions faster when humans, and possibly predators in general, are directly looking at them. (Credit: Photo by P.G.Jablonski; PLOS ONE (Lee et al. 2013. "Direct Look from a Predator Shortens the Risk-assessment Time by Prey" DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064977)

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from Fox News

Mummy mystery solved: These are likely Queen Nefertari's legs

Habicht ME, Bianucci R, Buckley SA, Fletcher J, Bouwman AS, Öhrström LM, et al. (2016) Queen Nefertari, the Royal Spouse of Pharaoh Ramses II: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Mummified Remains Found in Her Tomb (QV66). PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166571. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166571

Rising CO2 threatens coral and people who use reefs. A new analysis in the journal PLOS ONE, led by Duke University and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, suggests that by 2050, Western Mexico, Micronesia, Indonesia, parts of Australia and Southeast Asia will bear the brunt of rising temperatures. Reef damage will result in lost fish habitats and shoreline protection, jeopardizing the lives and economic prosperity of people who depend on reefs for tourism and food.

from the Guardian

Why it's time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD

Structures of the brain that were investigated in the research published in the journal Plos One. The caudate nucleus, which was found to be able to predict levels of autistic traits in ADHD participants, is shown in red.

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Australopithecus afarensis ‘Lucy’ spent significant time in trees, new study reveals. According to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the relative strength of arms and legs of ‘Lucy’ — a 3.18-million-year-old specimen of Australopithecus afarensis — was in between that of modern chimpanzees and modern humans.

A 10-million-year-old nursery for the extinct megalodon shark has just been found in Panama, according to University of Florida researchers who report their findings in the latest issue of the journal PLoS ONE. Megalodon, aka "Big Tooth," is thought to have been the world's largest fish and shark. It grew to around 67 feet in [...]

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