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Weekly PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this week’s PLoS ONE media digest: new Pterosaur, excercise and ageing, creatine and ageing, shadows and autism, and more….

A New Pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea: Azhdarchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco by Ibrahim et al, was covered by Discovery News, Sify, Sify again, UKPA, Irish Times, AlphaGalileo, Scientific Blogging, Science Codex, PALAEOBLOG and Xenophilia.

Article The Power of Exercise: Buffering the Effect of Chronic Stress on Telomere Length by Puterman et al, was covered at TopNews United States, TopNews United Kingdom, BioScholar News, HealthJockey, The Hindu, Daily Mail, WebMD, Bernama and BusinessWeek.

Reduced Creatine Kinase B Activity in Multiple Sclerosis Normal Appearing White Matter by Steen et al. was covered by UPI, TheMedGuru, Times of India, FoxNews, TopNews United Kingdom and Island Crisis.

Perception of Shadows in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Becchio, Mari and Castiello, was covered at TopNews United States, Times of India, Press TV and New Scientist.

Continuing from last week, the article An Environment-Wide Association Study (EWAS) on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Patel et al, was covered in, Health Newstrack, The Money Times, The Money Times again, San Jose Mercury News, Treehugger, eMaxHealth, Drug Store News, UPI, TopNews New Zealand, DOTmed, Health Data Management, ABC News, Opposing Views and PoliJAM.

Prestige Affects Cultural Learning in Chimpanzees by Horner at al, was covered at The Primate Diaries, BusinessWeek and Big Think.

Genetic Divergence across Habitats in the Widespread Coral Seriatopora hystrix and Its Associated Symbiodinium by Bongaerts et al was covered at Climate Shifts.

Thinking Outside a Less Intact Box: Thalamic Dopamine D2 Receptor Densities Are Negatively Related to Psychometric Creativity in Healthy Individuals by de Manzano et al was blogged about on The Mouse Trap.

A Three-Dimensional Atlas of the Honeybee Neck by Berry and Ibbotson was covered at Phased.

Ecosystem Carbon Stock Influenced by Plantation Practice: Implications for Planting Forests as a Measure of Climate Change Mitigation by Liao et al was covered by Conservation Maven.

The Meandering Mind: Vection and Mental Time Travel by Miles et al was covered at Phased.

The Brain Functional Networks Associated to Human and Animal Suffering Differ among Omnivores, Vegetarians and Vegans by Filippi et al was also blogged on The Neurocritic and Crossland Croft Family.

Potential Hazard to Human Health from Exposure to Fragments of Lead Bullets and Shot in the Tissues of Game Animals by Pain et al was covered at PhysOrg and Nano Patents and Innovations.

Changing Patterns of Microhabitat Utilization by the Threespot Damselfish, Stegastes planifrons, on Caribbean Reefs by Precht et al, was covered at ScienceCodex and Green Antilles.

Is the Spatial Distribution of Mankind’s Most Basic Economic Traits Determined by Climate and Soil Alone? by Beck and Sieber was covered in ScienceNOW and Signs From Earth.

A Glucose BioFuel Cell Implanted in Rats by Cinquin et al was blogged by Scepticon, Discovery News and Singularity Hub.

Familiarity Breeds Contempt: Kangaroos Persistently Avoid Areas with Experimentally Deployed Dingo Scents by Parsons and Blumstein was covered by Australian Geographic.

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