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PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

In this media digest: a spit test that can predict your age, huddling penguins, and much much more!

In the paper, Epigenetic Predictor of Age, researchers from UCLA discovered that they could predict someone’s age using the DNA from their saliva.  There were many articles written on the paper. Some of these media outlets included Time, 80 beats, and CNET.

Neural Correlates of Natural Human Echolocation in Early and Late Blind Echolocation Experts received coverage from the BBC, The Body Odd, and US News & World Reports.

The paper, Coordinated Movements Prevent Jamming in an Emperor Penguin Huddle, by Daniel Zitterbart et al., received media coverage from The New York Times, News for Your Neurons and LiveScience.

The paper, A National and International Analysis of Changing Forest Density was covered by Xinhua, Press TV, and Reuters.

The New York Times, Health Pop, and Healthland wrote pieces on the paper, Trends over 5 Decades in U.S. Occupation-Related Physical Activity and Their Associations with Obesity.

Propagation of Respiratory Aerosols by the Vuvuzela was covered in Wired’s Playbook, BBC, and Seattle Post Intelligencer (sports blog).

The Advantage of Standing Up to Fight and the Evolution of Habitual Bipedalism in Hominins received coverage from Gene Expression, io9, MSN, and Science a GoGo.

Size and Usage Patterns of Private TB Drug Markets in the High Burden Countries was covered by The Times of India, The Economic Times, and TopNews.

The BBC, Times of India, and AFP covered Effectiveness of Action in India to Reduce Exposure of Gyps Vultures to the Toxic Veterinary Drug Diclofenac.

The paper, Common Functional Correlates of Head-Strike Behavior in the Pachycephalosaur Stegoceras validum (Ornithischia, Dinosauria) and Combative Artiodactyls, received media coverage from News for Your Neurons, CBC, and The Guardian.

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