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In this PLoS ONE media digest: hamsters show us that jet lag is linked to memory loss, promiscuity is in your genes and much much more.

The paper, Experimental ‘Jet Lag’ Inhibits Adult Neurogenesis and Produces Long-Term Cognitive Deficits in Female Hamsters, received media coverage from: Science 2.0, Time, The Globe and Mail, The Times of India, The Daily Mail, The Mercury News and AFP.

Associations between Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene Variation with Both Infidelity and Sexual Promiscuity received coverage from: LiveScience, Gawker, WebMD, MSNBC, Fox News, Time, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Jezebel and Business Week.

On the Size and Flight Diversity of Giant Pterosaurs, the Use of Birds as Pterosaur Analogues and Comments on Pterosaur Flightlessness was covered by Sify, BBC News, io9, AOL News, 80 Beats and The Press Association.

Red Orbit, Sify, Our Amazing Planet, 80 Beats and The Hindustan Times covered the paper, First Investigation of the Microbiology of the Deepest Layer of Ocean Crust. The image above is Figure 3 of this manuscript.

On the Perception of Religious Group Membership from Faces was covered by Phased.

Brian Mossop wrote about an article called Infant Motor Development Predicts Sports Participation at Age 14 Years: Northern Finland Birth Cohort of 1966. His article can be read in Slate Magazine.

Ontogeny of numerical abilities in fish received coverage from NeuroDojo.

Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach received coverage from Brian Blogger.

Patients Present Earlier and Survival Has Improved, but Pre-ART Attrition Is High in a Six-Year HIV Cohort Data from Ethiopia was written about in the blog International Health Research.

First-Borns Carry a Higher Metabolic Risk in Early Adulthood: Evidence from a Prospective Cohort Study received coverage from Global Change.

Vision Impairs the Abilities of Bats to Avoid Colliding with Stationary Obstacles was covered by Now Hear This.

Re-Evaluation of Sinocastor (Rodentia: Castoridae) with Implications on the Origin of Modern Beavers received coverage from: The Open Source Paleontologist. Andrew Farke also interviewed, Josh Samuels, one of the authors on the paper.  That interview can be found here.

Genomic Runs of Homozygosity Record Population History and Consanguinity was covered by Gene Expression.

Janet Kwasniak wrote about Rhythms of Consciousness: Binocular Rivalry Reveals Large-Scale Oscillatory Network Dynamics Mediating Visual Perception in her blog Thoughts on Thoughts.

Behaviour and Physiology: The Thermal Strategy of Leatherback Turtles was covered by Byte Size Biology.

Michael Long wrote about Crenarchaeal Biofilm Formation under Extreme Conditions in Phased.

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