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Scientists are learning new things every day. They are also writing about their discoveries. In most cases they publish in science magazines called journals like the Public Library of Science (PLOS). In PLOSable Biology you will find stories that will help you read and explore the articles written by scientists.

Now jump in and start exploring PLOSable Biology - a place where firsthand science is only a mouse click away.

A Win-Win with Wind

By Melanie Sturm

When we think about using the natural power of the earth, like sun or wind, we don't usually think about how this might hurt animals. But researchers are finding that we can use sustainable energy while still taking care of our flying friends.

Amoeba Families Stick Together

Amoeba Families Stick Together

By Ben Pirotte

Families are important to many animals, but are they also important to organisms made of just one cell? For amoebas, the ability to recognize relatives can make a world of difference.

Are Plankton Ocean Super Stars?

By Laura Lach

Plankton are ocean creatures so small we can't see them without a microscope, but just because they are small doesn't mean they don't play an important role in the ocean ecosystem.

Plant-imals

Blurring the Line Between Plants and Animals

By James Long

Dreaming up an organism that is part plant and part animal can make some funny mental images, but it's just thata dream...right?

Brain Food

By Rianna Mergens

Your mom tells you to eat all your vegetables for a reason, because she wants you to grow big and strong. She doesn't just want your body to grow strong. She wants your brain to grow strong too.

Cellular Fountain of Youth?

Cellular Fountain of Youth

By Benjamin Katchman

Did you ever think the search for the “fountain of youth” would end up inside of our very own cells? There are some scientists that have found that parts of our cells might hold the answer to aging and diseases like cancer.

Choosing words wisely

Choosing Words Wisely

By Ben Pirotte

How careful are you with your words? Scientists are figuring out how to choose words more wisely to have a better chance to stop certain diseases.

Do You Have a Caveman's Brain?

By Ceara O'Brien

How much has the human brain changed from the brains of our ancient ancestors? Evolutionary psychologists think that the modern human brain has not changed much over the past 50,000 years, but other scientists disagree.

Doggy DNA

Doggie Diversity

By Emilio Galan

Scientists are finding out that even though dogs look very different on the outside, what causes them to look that way is much similar than we thought.

Eat More, Sleep More

By Alexis Abboud

Could it be your stomach and not your brain that is keeping you up at night? Scientists are learning that for some species, the effects of sleep loss may depend on how much fat an animal stores.

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