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New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 10 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with just one click. Here are my own picks…

New and Exciting in PLoS this week

Just because I was busy with the conference does not meen that PLoS stopped the virtual presses to accommodate me! Of course, there are a bunch of cool new papers in PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Pathogens and PLoS ONE that have been published last week. As always, you should rate the articles, post…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

60 new articles just got published in PLoS ONE a few minutes ago. Here are some of the greatest hits (IMHO): Enhanced Temporal but Not Attentional Processing in Expert Tennis Players: In tennis, as in many disciplines of sport, fine spatio-temporal resolution is required to reach optimal performance. While many studies on tennis have focused…

See the entire comic strip here, as this is just the panel most relevant to yesterday’s news:

A Pacemaker is a Network

This is going to be a challenging post to write for several reasons. How do I explain that a paper that does not show too much new stuff is actually a seminal paper? How do I condense a 12-page Cell paper describing a gazillion experiments without spending too much time on details of each experiment…

How to rate PLoS ONE papers

Jonathan Eisen demonstrates with a personal example. First he did a keyword search for the topic of his interest and expertise. Then he read a paper that came up in the search. Then he rated the paper and left a brief comment with the rating. Then he came back to his blog, wrote in more…

I have got to see this movie! Is it coming to the USA any time soon? Or Netflix? Thanks Peggy…I won’t be able to sleep tonight, scared of the bleating woolly terror!

And they also make themselves look silly in the process. This time, it is the dinosaurs of journalism, putting out all the old anti-Web canards. Perhaps we should compile an Index of Old-Journalist Claims similar to the Index of Creationist Claims (on TalkOrigins.org). Two examples this week: First, (via Ed Cone) Jay Rosen rips into…

What Is It Like to Be a Bat?

I am not surprised at all. Read more on Splintered Mind and Cognitive Daily (check the comments on both)

Dinner Tonight

The dinner tonight is starting to look like a huge blogger meetup! Who will be there? Suzanne Franks aka Zuska Janet D. Stemwedel aka Dr.Free-ride Anton Zuiker aka Mistersugar Dave and Greta Munger Brian Russell Larry Moran and his daughter Jane Paul Jones and his son Tucker Bill Hooker Cathy Davies aka Lab Cat Reed…