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PLoS ONE News and Media Roundup

Emperor penguin – Credit: British Antarctic Survey

This month in PLoS ONE news: Penguin populations recorded from outer space, super strength bacteria discovered in caves, and much more!

Satellite mapping provides the first comprehensive record of the Emperor Penguin population in Antarctica. Scientists found that the overall population is higher than previously estimated; however, other colonies may have disappeared altogether, most likely due to climate change. Wired Scientific American and BBC covered this article.

Strains of previously undiscovered bacteria found deep in the Lechuguilla Cave of New Mexico, show remarkably strong resistance to modern antibiotics. Scientific American, The Los Angeles Times and National Geographic covered this article.

The commonly used Body Mass Index (BMI) measure may vastly underestimate the ongoing obesity epidemic, according to new research. Read this study and more at The Huffington Post, TIME and The Los Angeles Times.

What makes a good athlete? Traits like problem solving, creativity and quick decision making are commonly referred to as “game intelligence” in sports. According to new research, professional soccer players show increased cognitive abilities, which may be linked to such athletic success. New York Times, Wired and CNN discussed this article.

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The commonly used Body Mass Index (BMI) measure may vastly underestimate the ongoing obesity epidemic, according to new research.

PLoS ONE News and Blog Round-Up

Researchers find a possible cure for the common cold and more – in this week’s media digest.

Human Pathogen Shown to Cause Disease in the Threatened Eklhorn Coral Acropora palmata was covered by The NewsHour, The New York Times, NPR, and CNN.

CNET, Hindustan Times, and Okezone covered Automatic Prediction of Facial Trait Judgments: Appearance vs. Structural Models.

The paper, Predator Cat Odors Activate Sexual Arousal Pathways in Brains of Toxoplasma gondii Infected Rats, received coverage from The New York Times, Scientific American, TIME’s Healthland, and The Loom.

Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Therapeutics received media coverage from Voice of America, LA Times, and Forbes.

Large Recovery of Fish Biomass in a No-Take Marine Reserve was covered by National Geographic (nice slideshow too), The Christian Science Monitor, Nature News, and KGTV San Diego. The image above, is taken from Figure 4 of this manuscript.

80 Beats covered the article, Artificial Skin – Culturing of Different Skin Cell Lines for Generating an Artificial Skin Substitute on Cross-Weaved Spider Silk Fibres. So did Treehugger.

The article entitled, Scientists Want More Children received media coverage from The Wall Street Journal, TIME’s Ecocentric, Science Career Blog, and Inside Higher Ed.

Elevated Non-Esterified Fatty Acid Concentrations during Bovine Oocyte Maturation Compromise Early Embryo Physiology was covered by Reuters, The Guardian, and The Press Association.