Plosable Articles

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 our PLOSable section you will find stories that will help you read and explore the articles written by scientists.

Now jump in and start exploring PLOSable - a place where firsthand science is only a mouse click away. If you're interested in diving even further into the world of the scientific article, check out our Anatomy of an Article story. We also have stories exploring articles in evolutionary medicine in our EvMed Edits section.

Why Are Our Arms the Same Length?
Written by: 
Russell Zuniga

Ever wonder how our arms and legs know how fast and how long to grow? So have scientists.

Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?
Written by: 
Sharyn Horowitz

When we start talking about turtles crossing roads, you may think it's a joke. But crossing roads and highways is serious business for reptiles and many other animals. Is there any way to keep them safe?

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches?
Written by: 
Samantha Hauserman

Head injury in humans and other animals are bad news. So how is it that woodpeckers can peck wood all day without injuring their brains?

Zombie Ants
Written by: 
Christopher M. Jernigan

Do zombies really exist? The do... at least in the world of ants. Learn how some ants are made into zombies and find out what ants can do to avoid being zombified.

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