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A 2020 look at PLOS in the news!

Trying to sum up a year like 2020 feels daunting, if not impossible. That said, this is a subjective list of PLOS papers that achieved significant public notice in some way–notable papers from a notable year.

— Charlotte Bhaskar, PLOS Media Relations Manager 

January 

Image: Zhu et al, 2020 (PLOS Computational Biology CC BY4.0) An image of the setup for the moth’s navigation experiment and a grid discretizing the moth’s position.

February 

March 

April 

May

Image: Dry season at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry showing Ceratosaurus and Allosaurus fighting over the desiccated carcass of another theropod. Illustration by Brian Engh

June

July 

August 

September 

Image: Pictures of the breeds under consideration in this study. Ali et al, 2020 (PLOS Genetics, CC BY4.0)

October 

November 

December 

Image: Giant hornets repelled by feces around hive entrance; Heather Mattila

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