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Weekly PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this week’s PLoS ONE media digest: enormous extinct sharks keep their young in a nursery, chimpanzees emulate each other, ravens console each other, coral larvae can hear, and humans can transfer into other people’s bodies in virtual reality, and much more.

Ancient Nursery Area for the Extinct Giant Shark Megalodon from the Miocene of Panama by Pimiento, Ehret, MacFadden and Hubbell, was covered at Laelaps, Discovery News, Not Exactly Rocket Science, Suite101, historia, Toronto Sun,

Evidence for Emulation in Chimpanzees in Social Settings Using the Floating Peanut Task by Tennie, Call and Tomasello, was covered by The Thoughtful Animal (and again).

First Person Experience of Body Transfer in Virtual Realityby Slater et al, was covered by ScienceNews, LiveScience, PhysOrg, Discovery News, NetworkWorld, CBS News, New Scientist, The Hindu,

Coral Larvae Move toward Reef Sounds by Vermeij et al, was covered by University of Bristol, Los Angeles Times and Not Exactly Rocket Science.

Do Ravens Show Consolation? Responses to Distressed Others by Fraser and Bugnyar was covered at Ars Technica and Phased.

Monitoring Great Ape and Elephant Abundance at Large Spatial Scales: Measuring Effectiveness of a Conservation Landscape by Stokes et al, was covered by Science Centric, AHN, and Mongabay.

Metagenomic Sequencing of an In Vitro-Simulated Microbial Community by Morgan, Darling and Eisen, was covered by Rudimenthos.

Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors Increase Herceptin Transport and Treatment Efficacy in Mouse Metastatic Brain Tumor Models by Hu et al, was covered by Helen Jaques at In Sickness and In Health.

Fish Consumption and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Relation to Depressive Episodes: A Cross-Sectional Analysis by Suominen-Taipale et al, was covered at Neuroskeptic.

Perception of Shadows in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Becchio, Mari and Castiello, was covered at Phased.

Associations between Feeling and Judging the Emotions of Happiness and Fear: Findings from a Large-Scale Field Experiment by Buchanan, Bibas and Adolphs, was covered at Phased.

A Differential Role for Neuropeptides in Acute and Chronic Adaptive Responses to Alcohol: Behavioural and Genetic Analysis in Caenorhabditis elegans by Mitchell et al was covered by, Softpedia, UPI, Yahoo! Tech, PhysOrg, Sistema Limbico and MedGuru.

First Known Feeding Trace of the Eocene Bottom-Dwelling Fish Notogoneus osculus and Its Paleontological Significance by Martin, Vazquez-Prokopec and Page, was covered on New York Times blog Observatory and Discovery News.

OAS1 Polymorphisms Are Associated with Susceptibility to West Nile Encephalitis in Horses by Rios et al, was covered by Horsetalk and Great Falls Tribune.

The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact by Hall et al, was covered by Conservation Magazine.

A Randomized, Controlled, Trial of Short Cycle Intermittent Compared to Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy for the Treatment of HIV Infection in Uganda by Reynolds et al, was covered in San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.

Contribution of Company Affiliation and Social Contacts to Risk Estimates of Between-Farm Transmission of Avian Influenza by Leibler, Carone and Silbergeld was covered by VetsWeb.

Microevolution of Group A Streptococci In Vivo: Capturing Regulatory Networks Engaged in Sociomicrobiology, Niche Adaptation, and Hypervirulence by Aziz et al., was covered by Medical News Today.

Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Rotavirus Molecular Signatures Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy by Driskell et al., was covered on RedOrbit and Meridian.

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