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2015 Summary

100 top research papers.
1,840 authors.
112,492 mentions.
34 journals.

The Christmas tree is up in the Altmetric office and it’s Top 100 time again! We’ve queried the Altmetric database to find out which academic articles got the most attention from the mainstream media, blogs, Wikipedia and social networks, as well as amongst a more academic audience in post-publication peer-review forums and research highlights.

Data was collected from the Altmetric database on November 16 2015 and a downloadable file can be found on figshare. News and comment pieces are excluded, as are articles that were published before November 2014.

Remember, this list in no way reflects the quality (high or low) of the articles included; it just provides an indicator of what was widely discussed and shared online.

The Altmetric donut images and scores displayed in this list were correct at the time of collection, and may have changed since due to new mentions being made or previous mentions being deleted by their author. More information on how the Altmetric score is calculated can be found on the Altmetric support site.

Open Access

42 open access papers.

The 2015 top 100 demonstrates the growing influence of articles published under an open access license. 42 of the top 100 articles were published under an open access model, 18 of which rank in the top 50.

25 of these 42 (about 60% of all open access articles that feature in the list) come from just 4 publications: PNAS, PLoS ONE, BMJ and arXiv.

Open access titles Science Advances, Open Heart and Royal Society Open Science have appeared in the top 100 for the first time this year, demonstrating how altmetrics can be useful as a measure of engagement for content published in newer journals which may not yet be recognised through more traditional impact measures.

In the news

Climate change.

Plastic pollution.

New planets.

King Richard III.

Research from a range of academic disciplines caught the attention of the mainstream media, with some key pieces of climate change and environmental sciences research receiving a large amount of coverage.

If we look more closely at why some articles got a lot of attention from the media, we can uncover some interesting stories. In the case of one paper, it wasn't just the ground-breaking research that attracted coverage, but also the marriage proposal embedded in the footnotes.

In another, although the emphasis was initially on the research itself, later comments addressed the fact that the majority of the credit afforded by press coverage was bestowed on the male author, ignoring the fact that the study had been an equal collaboration with his wife (who was actually listed as the lead author on the paper).

Around the world

1001 institutions.
105 countries.
52 international collaborations.

Authors from over 100 countries contributed to the articles that make up the 2015 Top 100, and evidence of extensive international collaboration can be found in many of the articles – including some papers that listed over 600 contributors.

Particularly noticeable this year was an increased volume of corporate contributions, including research from Google and Facebook as well as a number of other pharmaceutical and analytics providers.

Institutional data for the list was sourced from automatic matching via the GRID database and some additional manual curation.

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#1
A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance
#2
Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism
#3
Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction
#4
Cancer etiology. Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions
#5
Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science
#6
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
#7
The geographical distribution of fossil fuels unused when limiting global warming to 2 °C
#8
An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and Development
#9
A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style
#10
The Negative Association between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism across the World
#11
Mapping tree density at a global scale
#12
Long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603 838 individuals
#13
Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels
#14
National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track
#15
Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness
#16
Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing
#17
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes
#18
Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought
#19
Spectral evidence for hydrated salts in recurring slope lineae on Mars
#20
A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in Ceratopsidae
#21
Whole-body endothermy in a mesopelagic fish, the opah, Lampris guttatus
#22
Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans
#23
Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 - Where's the Flux?
#24
Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers? A Longitudinal Study on the Relationship Between Video Game Use and Sexist Attitudes
#25
Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning
#26
Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study
#27
Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean
#28
Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
#29
The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop
#30
3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya
#31
A Neural Conversational Model
#32
The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era
#33
An investigation of the false discovery rate and the misinterpretation of p-values
#34
Business culture and dishonesty in the banking industry
#35
Heads-up limit hold’em poker is solved
#36
Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
#37
Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model
#38
Malignant Transformation of Hymenolepis nana in a Human Host.
#39
Systematic Literature Review of Imaging Features of Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations
#40
Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century
#41
Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
#42
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a Jupiter family comet with a high D/H ratio
#43
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus
#44
Association between breastfeeding and intelligence, educational attainment, and income at 30 years of age: a prospective birth cohort study from Brazil
#45
Photonic crystals cause active colour change in chameleons
#46
Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men
#47
Continuous liquid interface production of 3D objects
#48
Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes
#49
Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook
#50
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet
#51
Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans
#52
The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study
#53
Identification of the remains of King Richard III
#54
Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behaviour
#55
A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
#56
Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long‐Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging
#57
Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome
#58
Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
#59
Mortality and Treatment Patterns Among Patients Hospitalized With Acute Cardiovascular Conditions During Dates of National Cardiology Meetings
#60
Restoring Study 329: efficacy and harms of paroxetine and imipramine in treatment of major depression in adolescence
#61
A smartphone dongle for diagnosis of infectious diseases at the point of care
#62
Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds
#63
Deep Neural Networks are Easily Fooled: High Confidence Predictions for Unrecognizable Images
#64
Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis
#65
The Anatomy of Medical Research: US and International Comparisons
#66
Comparative risk assessment of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other illicit drugs using the margin of exposure approach
#67
Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Colorectal Cancers
#68
Identifying the source of perytons at the Parkes radio telescope
#69
Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome
#70
Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for spinal pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo controlled trials
#71
Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes
#72
Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna
#73
Unprecedented 21st century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains
#74
Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC)
#75
Randomized trial of peanut consumption in infants at risk for peanut allergy
#76
Leisure Time Physical Activity and Mortality: A Detailed Pooled Analysis of the Dose-Response Relationship
#77
The octopus genome and the evolution of cephalopod neural and morphological novelties
#78
Weight training, aerobic physical activities, and long‐term waist circumference change in men
#79
Breast Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Mortality Across US Counties
#80
Homo erectus at Trinil on Java used shells for tool production and engraving
#81
An ultraluminous quasar with a twelve-billion-solar-mass black hole at redshift 6.30
#82
Mediterranean Diet and Age-Related Cognitive Decline: A Randomized Clinical Trial
#83
Observation of J/ψp resonances consistent with pentaquark states in Λ0b→J/ψK−p decays
#84
Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction
#85
Small Amounts of Gluten in Subjects With Suspected Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial
#86
Knowledge-Based Trust: Estimating the Trustworthiness of Web Sources
#87
Synthesis of phylogeny and taxonomy into a comprehensive tree of life
#88
Revealing letters in rolled Herculaneum papyri by X-ray phase-contrast imaging
#89
Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production
#90
Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation
#91
Music as an aid for postoperative recovery in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
#92
Lethal Interpersonal Violence in the Middle Pleistocene
#93
Gravitational lensing by spinning black holes in astrophysics, and in the movie Interstellar
#94
An enigmatic plant-eating theropod from the Late Jurassic period of Chile
#95
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial
#96
Polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder predict creativity
#97
Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco
#98
Association Between Sauna Bathing and Fatal Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality Events
#99
Systematic inequality and hierarchy in faculty hiring networks
#100
Human language reveals a universal positivity bias
#1 highest-scoring article
A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance
Published in Nature — January 2015
news
97 news stories
blogs
61 blog posts
2,428 tweets
161 Facebook posts
weibo
11 Weibo posts
google_plus
75 Google Plus posts
video
1 video
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia references
Authors

Losee L. Ling, Tanja Schneider, Aaron J. Peoples, Amy L. Spoering, Ina Engels, Brian P. Conlon, Anna Mueller, Till F. Schäberle, Dallas E. Hughes, Slava Epstein, Michael Jones, Linos Lazarides, Victoria A. Steadman, Douglas R. Cohen, Cintia R. Felix, K. Ashley Fetterman, William P. Millett, Anthony G. Nitti, Ashley M. Zullo, Chao Chen, Kim Lewis

Institutions

German Center for Infection Research, Northeastern University, NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, Selcia, University of Bonn

Countries

Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#2 highest-scoring article
Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism
Published in JAMA — April 2015
news
57 news stories
blogs
30 blog posts
2,596 tweets
275 Facebook posts
google_plus
39 Google Plus posts
reddit
11 Reddit posts
What's the story? This study was covered by several news outlets and science blogs, most of which featured headlines such as “No link between MMR and autism, major study concludes.” The Guardian wrote that this research involving a cohort of 95,000 children “is [the] latest research to contradict findings of discredited gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Anjali Jain, Jaclyn Marshall, Ami Buikema, Tim Bancroft, Jonathan P. Kelly, Craig J. Newschaffer

Institutions

Drexel University, Optum (United States), The Lewin Group

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#3 highest-scoring article
Accelerated modern human–induced species losses: Entering the sixth mass extinction
Published in Science Advances — June 2015
news
100 news stories
blogs
46 blog posts
1,641 tweets
128 Facebook posts
google_plus
128 Google Plus posts
reddit
10 Reddit posts
What's the story? Shared largely by scientists and members of the public on social media, this study was covered by news outlets including The Daily Beast (We’re not the Dinos: We’re the Asteroid), Spektrum.de in Germany, Popular Science (We’re entering a sixth mass extinction, and it’s our fault) and National Geographic (Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?). Most news outlets focused on the rather gloomy message that extinction rates have skyrocketed and that humans are the prime suspect in terms of who/what is to blame for this. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Gerardo Ceballos, Paul R. Ehrlich, Anthony D. Barnosky, Andrés García, Robert M. Pringle, Todd M. Palmer

Institutions

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Countries

Mexico

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#4 highest-scoring article
Cancer etiology. Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions
Published in Science — January 2015
news
184 news stories
blogs
52 blog posts
1,317 tweets
191 Facebook posts
weibo
14 Weibo posts
google_plus
32 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Cristian Tomasetti, Bert Vogelstein

Institutions

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#5 highest-scoring article
Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science
Published in Science — August 2015
news
74 news stories
blogs
60 blog posts
1,975 tweets
42 Facebook posts
google_plus
15 Google Plus posts
reddit
6 Reddit posts
wikipedia
7 Wikipedia references
Authors

Open Science Collaboration

Institutions

Adams State University, Arcadia University, Ariel University, Ashland University, Australian National University, Bard College, Belmont Abbey College, Beth Israel Medical Center, California State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Open Science, Charlottesville, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, City University of Hong Kong, City University of New York, College of William & Mary, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Coventry University, Dalhousie University, Defense Research and Development Canada, Duke University, Eindhoven University of Technology, Elmhurst College, Georgia Gwinnett College, Hampshire College, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Humboldt University of Berlin, IE Business School, Jacksonville University, Karolinska Institute, Keele University, King's College London, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Loyola University Maryland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mathematica Policy Research, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Mercer School of Medicine, Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, New York University, Northeastern University, Occidental College, Open Science Collaboration, Netherlands, Open Science Collaboration, Saratoga, Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking, Prometheus Research, Queen's University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Radbound University, Reed College, Renison University College at University of Waterloo, Southern New Hampshire University, Southern Oregon University, Stanford University, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University, TIBER (Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research), Technische Universität Dresden, Texas A&M University, The Open University, Tilburg University, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Nacional De Asunción, Universidad de la República Uruguay, University College London, University of Alabama, University of Amsterdam, University of Belgrade, University of Birmingham, University of Bonn, University of Bristol, University of British Columbia, University of California, Davis, University of California, Riverside, University of California, San Francisco, University of Chicago, University of Cologne, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, University of Erfurt, University of Florida, University of Groningen, University of Göttingen, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Kent, University of Koblenz-Landau, University of Konstanz, University of Leuven, University of Lübeck, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Milano-Bicocca, University of Nevada, University of Oregon, University of Osnabrück, University of Oxford, University of Padua, University of Pittsburgh, University of Potsdam, University of Siegen, University of South Alabama, University of Southern California, University of Sydney, University of Texas at Austin, University of Vienna, University of Virginia, University of Virginia's College at Wise, University of Washington, University of Waterloo, University of Winchester, University of Würzburg, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wake Forest University, Western University, Western Washington University, Willamette University, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Wright State University

Countries

Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#6 highest-scoring article
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
Published in PLoS ONE — December 2014 — Open Access
news
162 news stories
blogs
38 blog posts
1,196 tweets
252 Facebook posts
weibo
1 Weibo post
google_plus
32 Google Plus posts
video
1 video
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Marcus Eriksen, Laurent C. M. Lebreton, Henry S. Carson, Martin Thiel, Charles J. Moore, Jose C. Borerro, Francois Galgani, Peter G. Ryan, Julia Reisser

Institutions

Algalita Marine Research and Education, Catholic University of the North, Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA), Dumpark Data Science, Five Gyres Institute, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, Millennium Nucleus Ecology and Sustainable Management of Oceanic Island (ESMOI), University of Cape Town, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Western Australia, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, eCoast Limited

Countries

Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, South Africa, United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#7 highest-scoring article
The geographical distribution of fossil fuels unused when limiting global warming to 2 °C
Published in Nature — January 2015
news
118 news stories
blogs
86 blog posts
1,495 tweets
67 Facebook posts
google_plus
7 Google Plus posts
video
1 video
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Christophe McGlade, Paul Ekins

Institutions

University College London

Countries

United Kingdom

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#8 highest-scoring article
An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and Development
Published in PLoS ONE — December 2014 — Open Access
news
2 news stories
blogs
14 blog posts
3,104 tweets
84 Facebook posts
weibo
9 Weibo posts
google_plus
5 Google Plus posts
Authors

Markus Knauff, Jelica Nejasmic

Institutions

University of Giessen

Countries

Germany

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#9 highest-scoring article
A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style
Published in arXiv — August 2015 — Open Access
news
17 news stories
blogs
7 blog posts
2,312 tweets
6 Facebook posts
google_plus
209 Google Plus posts
reddit
7 Reddit posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Leon A. Gatys, Alexander S. Ecker, Matthias Bethge

Institutions

Baylor College of Medicine, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, University of Tubingen

Countries

Germany, United States

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#10 highest-scoring article
The Negative Association between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism across the World
Published in Current Biology — November 2015
news
63 news stories
blogs
14 blog posts
2,071 tweets
2 Facebook posts
google_plus
46 Google Plus posts
reddit
9 Reddit posts
What's the story? Using a sample of 1,170 children aged between 5 and 12 years in six different countries, the study authors found that children from non-religiously identifying households were more apt to share their “favorite stickers” with others than were children from religiously identifying households (Christian and Muslim households). There were no significant differences in favorite-sticker-based generosity between children raised in Christian versus Muslim households. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Decety, Jean, Cowell, Jason M, Lee, Kang, Mahasneh, Randa, Malcolm-Smith, Susan, Selcuk, Bilge, Zhou, Xinyue

Institutions

Hashemite University, Koç University, Qatar University, Sun Yat-sen University, University of Cape Town, University of Chicago, University of Toronto

Countries

Canada, China, Jordan, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#11 highest-scoring article
Mapping tree density at a global scale
Published in Nature — September 2015
news
86 news stories
blogs
33 blog posts
994 tweets
27 Facebook posts
google_plus
52 Google Plus posts
reddit
1 Reddit post
video
1 video
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? Writers from over 70 news outlets and 30 blogs covered this study. The Guardian headlined: “Scientists reveal there are 3tn [trillion] trees in the world: Most accurate count to date is over seven times as many as the last estimate – but almost half have been cut down since the start of civilization, say scientists.” Many news outlets featured the new global tree count, three trillion trees, but pointed out that there might be at least twice as many trees today if it weren’t for human influences. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

T. W. Crowther, H. B. Glick, K. R. Covey, C. Bettigole, D. S. Maynard, S. M. Thomas, J. R. Smith, G. Hintler, M. C. Duguid, G. Amatulli, M.-N. Tuanmu, W. Jetz, C. Salas, C. Stam, D. Piotto, R. Tavani, S. Green, G. Bruce, S. J. Williams, S. K. Wiser, M. O. Huber, G. M. Hengeveld, G.-J. Nabuurs, E. Tikhonova, P. Borchardt, C.-F. Li, L. W. Powrie, M. Fischer, A. Hemp, J. Homeier, P. Cho, A. C. Vibrans, P. M. Umunay, S. L. Piao, C. W. Rowe, M. S. Ashton, P. R. Crane, M. A. Bradford

Institutions

Federal University of Bahia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Imperial College London, Lancaster University, Landcare Research, Masaryk University, Operation Wallacea, Peking University, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (CAS), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Scotland's Rural College, Senckenberg Nature Research Society, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Universidade Regional de Blumenau, University of Bayreuth, University of Bern, University of Göttingen, University of Hamburg, University of Helsinki, University of Kent, University of La Frontera, Wageningen UR, Yale University

Countries

Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#12 highest-scoring article
Long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603 838 individuals
Published in The Lancet — August 2015 — Open Access
news
66 news stories
blogs
15 blog posts
1,278 tweets
59 Facebook posts
google_plus
16 Google Plus posts
reddit
1 Reddit post
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? This study was covered by over 40 news outlets and a handful of blogs. These included the Washington Post, “Working more than 55 hours a week is bad for you–in many ways,” the BBC, “Stroke ‘more likely’ with long hours,” and The Guardian, “Working longer hours increases stroke risk, major study finds.” The study results are limited, however, in that they are based on correlational data and don’t take family blood pressure history and the effects of cholesterol into account (stroke is also related to high blood pressure). Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Mika Kivimäki, Markus Jokela, Solja T Nyberg, Archana Singh-Manoux, Eleonor I Fransson, Lars Alfredsson, Jakob B Bjorner, Marianne Borritz, Hermann Burr, Annalisa Casini, Els Clays, Dirk De Bacquer, Nico Dragano, Raimund Erbel, Goedele A Geuskens, Mark Hamer, Wendela E Hooftman, Irene L Houtman, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, France Kittel, Anders Knutsson, Markku Koskenvuo, Thorsten Lunau, Ida E H Madsen, Martin L Nielsen, Maria Nordin, Tuula Oksanen, Jan H Pejtersen, Jaana Pentti, Reiner Rugulies, Paula Salo, Martin J Shipley, Johannes Siegrist, Andrew Steptoe, Sakari B Suominen, Töres Theorell, Jussi Vahtera, Peter J M Westerholm, Hugo Westerlund, Dermot O'Reilly, Meena Kumari, G David Batty, Jane E Ferrie, Marianna Virtanen

Institutions

Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Ghent University, Jönköping University, Karolinska Institute, Koege Hospital, Mid Sweden University, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Queen’s University Belfast, Stockholm County Council, TNO, The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Turku University Hospital, Umeå University, University College London, University Duisburg-Essen, University of Bristol, University of Copenhagen, University of Düsseldorf, University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, University of Helsinki, University of Skövde, University of Turku, Université libre de Bruxelles, Uppsala University

Countries

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#13 highest-scoring article
Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels
Published in Nature — June 2015
news
42 news stories
blogs
30 blog posts
1,269 tweets
201 Facebook posts
google_plus
46 Google Plus posts
reddit
8 Reddit posts
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? This study describes the discovery of a central nervous system lymphatic system in mice – in other words, a link between the brain and the immune system. As Time magazine headlined, “Game-Changing Discovery Links the Brain and the Immune System.” @Vectorofscience, a PhD student studying infectious diseases whom I follow on Twitter, tweeted this about the study: “A lymphatic system in the brain? Now that’s cool, and it’s going to change the way we view immunity in the CNS. http://t.co/eGZtbKFDPD.” If there were a missing link between the brain and the immune system, this study appears to be a big step toward clearing up that link. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Antoine Louveau, Antoine Louveau, Igor Smirnov, Timothy J. Keyes, Jacob D. Eccles, Sherin J. Rouhani, J. David Peske, Noel C. Derecki, David Castle, James W. Mandell, Kevin S. Lee, Tajie H. Harris, Jonathan Kipnis

Institutions

University of Virginia

Countries

United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#14 highest-scoring article
National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track
Published in PNAS — April 2015 — Open Access
news
54 news stories
blogs
35 blog posts
1,319 tweets
58 Facebook posts
google_plus
29 Google Plus posts
reddit
13 Reddit posts
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? This study, published in PNAS, found that in a series of hiring experiments, contrary to prevailing assumptions, men and women faculty members from biology, engineering and psychology preferred female applicants 2:1 over identically qualified males with matching lifestyles. According to the hiring data, fewer women applied for the STEM jobs, but of those who applied, they were hired at a higher rate than the men who applied. Others were not convinced. Matthew R. Francis wrote about the study for Slate: “A vaunted new study says women have it easy in STEM fields. Don’t believe it.” He puts forward some very good arguments against the significance of the study’s findings. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Wendy M. Williams, Stephen J. Ceci

Institutions

Cornell University

Countries

United States

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#15 highest-scoring article
Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness
Published in PNAS — December 2014 — Open Access
news
94 news stories
blogs
29 blog posts
747 tweets
174 Facebook posts
weibo
19 Weibo posts
google_plus
25 Google Plus posts
reddit
3 Reddit posts
Authors

Anne-Marie Chang, Daniel Aeschbach, Jeanne F. Duffy, Charles A. Czeisler

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Brigham and Women's Hospital, German Aerospace Center, Harvard University

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Germany, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#16 highest-scoring article
Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing
Published in Microbiome — November 2014 — Open Access
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89 news stories
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38 blog posts
727 tweets
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3 Weibo posts
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Remco Kort, Martien Caspers, Astrid van de Graaf, Wim van Egmond, Bart Keijser, Guus Roeselers

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Natura Artis Magistra, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, VU University Amsterdam

Countries

Netherlands

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Medical & Health Sciences

#17 highest-scoring article
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes
Published in Protein & Cell — April 2015 — Open Access
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6 Wikipedia references
What's the story? This paper sparked controversy both in the scientific community and the public sphere last month. As George Dvorsky wrote in iO9, geneticists in China made history by genetically modifying human embryos. The science itself wasn’t the only thing that made headlines however – the ethical debate surrounding this type of genetic engineering is intense. The paper, published in Protein & Cell, was originally rejected by Nature and Science “apparently on ethical grounds,” Dvorsky writes. The journals declined to comment on this claim according to a Nature News article. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Puping Liang, Yanwen Xu, Xiya Zhang, Chenhui Ding, Rui Huang, Zhen Zhang, Jie Lv, Xiaowei Xie, Yuxi Chen, Yujing Li, Ying Sun, Yaofu Bai, Zhou Songyang, Wenbin Ma, Canquan Zhou, Junjiu Huang

Institutions

First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University

Countries

China

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Biological Sciences

#18 highest-scoring article
Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought
Published in PNAS — March 2015
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111 news stories
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47 blog posts
629 tweets
29 Facebook posts
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12 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
Authors

Colin P. Kelley, Shahrzad Mohtadi, Mark A. Cane, Richard Seager, Yochanan Kushnir

Institutions

Columbia University, University of California, Santa Barbara

Countries

United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#19 highest-scoring article
Spectral evidence for hydrated salts in recurring slope lineae on Mars
Published in Nature Geoscience — September 2015
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4 Reddit posts
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10 Wikipedia references
What's the story? The publication of this article was followed by a flurry of news stories, blog posts and tweets. But what good is any Mars story without the mention of the possibility of Martian life! Read Maddie Stone’s awesome article on what kind of life forms COULD exist in the extreme environment that Mars presents. She quotes NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay: “There are brines on Earth that are too salty for life. The most famous is Don Juan Pond in Antarctica. This [Martian] brine is even saltier than the calcium chloride brine in Don Juan Pond.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Lujendra Ojha, Mary Beth Wilhelm, Scott L. Murchie, Alfred S. McEwen, James J. Wray, Jennifer Hanley, Marion Massé, Matt Chojnacki

Institutions

Ames Research Center (NASA), Georgia Institute of Technology, Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Southwest Research Institute, University of Arizona

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France, United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#20 highest-scoring article
A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in Ceratopsidae
Published in Current Biology — June 2015
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5 Reddit posts
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What's the story? This paper describes an intriguing new horned dinosaur. As reported by Ian Sample in The Guardian, “Nicknamed Hellboy, the dinosaur had short horns over the eyes and a long nose horn, the opposite of the features sported by its close relative triceratops.” The discovery was covered by many news outlets and online media sites. But Regaliceratops’s amazing looks weren’t the only aspect of this study that attracted media coverage. It may touch your heart to know that the leading author of the paper, Caleb M. Brown, proposed to his girlfriend in the acknowledgements sections of the published paper! Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Brown, Caleb M, Henderson, Donald M

Institutions

Royal Tyrrell Museum

Countries

Canada

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#21 highest-scoring article
Whole-body endothermy in a mesopelagic fish, the opah, Lampris guttatus
Published in Science — May 2015
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124 news stories
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22 blog posts
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6 Google Plus posts
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2 Reddit posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? All fish are cold-blooded ectotherms, right? You probably learned that in grade school. But now, we know that “fact” is wrong. This paper, picked up by at least 87 news outlets and 20 blogs, documents the discovery of the first warm-bodied fish. The study was covered extensively in the news, with stories in the New York Times, “In a First, a Fish Is Shown to Be Fully Warm-Blooded,” NPR, “First In Fish: ‘Fully Warmblooded’ Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas,” and Science News, “Deepwater dweller is first known warm-hearted fish.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Nicholas C. Wegner, Owyn E. Snodgrass, Heidi Dewar, John R. Hyde

Institutions

National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), La Jolla, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA)

Countries

United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#22 highest-scoring article
Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans
Published in PNAS — January 2015 — Open Access
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84 news stories
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19 blog posts
745 tweets
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5 Weibo posts
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26 Google Plus posts
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7 Reddit posts
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1 video
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Wu Youyou, Michal Kosinski, David Stillwell

Institutions

Stanford University, University of Cambridge

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#23 highest-scoring article
Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 - Where's the Flux?
Published in arXiv — September 2015 — Open Access
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6 Reddit posts
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5 Wikipedia references
What's the story? This paper uses insights gleaned by the Zooniverse citizen science network to investigate strange dips in flux, or light, from the star KIC 8462852. The study attracted a great deal of attention from both traditional news and social media sources. And that is likely because one of the more outlandish (excuse the pun) scientific explanations for the sharp dips in flux observed coming from the star is that aliens have built a mega-structure around the star to harness its energy! There are, of course, other less outlandish explanations for the flickering of this star. Science Friday has an informative and entertaining episode out on the study, which features study author Debra Fischer, a professor of astronomy at Yale University. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

T. S. Boyajian, D. M. LaCourse, S. A. Rappaport, D. Fabrycky, D. A. Fischer, D. Gandolfi, G. M. Kennedy, M. C. Liu, A. Moor, K. Olah, K. Vida, M. C. Wyatt, W. M. J. Best, F. Ciesla, B. Csak, T. J. Dupuy, G. Handler, K. Heng, H. Korhonen, J. Kovacs, T. Kozakis, L. Kriskovics, J. R. Schmitt, Gy. Szabo, R. Szabo, J. Wang, S. Goodman, A. Hoekstra, K. J. Jek

Institutions

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Copernicus Astronomical Center, Cornell University, Eötvös Loránd University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Centre of Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Universita di Torino, Universitat Heidelberg, University of Bern, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, University of Copenhagen, University of Hawaii, University of Texas at Austin, University of Turku, Yale University

Countries

Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Physical Sciences

#24 highest-scoring article
Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers? A Longitudinal Study on the Relationship Between Video Game Use and Sexist Attitudes
Published in CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking — April 2015
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3 news stories
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2 blog posts
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8 Google Plus posts
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8 Reddit posts
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1 video
Authors

BreuerJohannes

Institutions

University of Cologne, University of Hohenheim, University of Münster

Countries

Germany

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#25 highest-scoring article
Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning
Published in Nature — February 2015
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49 news stories
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20 blog posts
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11 Weibo posts
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4 Reddit posts
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5 Wikipedia references
What's the story? In this study in Nature, researchers from Google DeepMind demonstrated the application of deep reinforcement learning in a computer system that “learned” how to play video games - which inspired a long list of news articles, popular science and tech magazine stories and blog posts. Writing in The Conversation (with his article also used for an IFLscience feature), Toby Walsh also offered limitations of this new artificial intelligence and future directions and challenges for deep learning. The DeepMind computer finds long-term planning in video games, like solving mazes, more difficult. This is because the system doesn’t have the ability to use long-term memories for decision making like humans do. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Volodymyr Mnih, Koray Kavukcuoglu, David Silver, Andrei A. Rusu, Joel Veness, Marc G. Bellemare, Alex Graves, Martin Riedmiller, Andreas K. Fidjeland, Georg Ostrovski, Stig Petersen, Charles Beattie, Amir Sadik, Ioannis Antonoglou, Helen King, Dharshan Kumaran, Daan Wierstra, Shane Legg, Demis Hassabis

Institutions

Google Deepmind

Countries

United Kingdom

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#26 highest-scoring article
Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study
Published in BMJ — August 2015 — Open Access
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49 news stories
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18 blog posts
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1 Reddit post
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2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? In a population based prospective cohort study, researchers found habitual consumption of spicy foods to be related to lowered mortality over approximately 7 years. The study was picked up by at least 38 news outlets and mentioned by over 1,200 tweeters. Many outlets quickly drew a causal link between eating spicy foods and longevity. However, a few outlets did a decent job highlighting the results without sensationalizing them. As the study, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, was observational, conclusions could not be drawn about cause and effect but the team of international authors, led by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, suggested that more research could lead to dietary advice being updated. Experts warned that the study did not provide evidence to “prompt a change in diet”. – Haroon Siddique, The Guardian Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Jun Lv, Lu Qi, Canqing Yu, Ling Yang, Yu Guo, Yiping Chen, Zheng Bian, Dianjianyi Sun, Jianwei Du, Pengfei Ge, Zhenzhu Tang, Wei Hou, Yanjie Li, Junshi Chen, Zhengming Chen, Liming Li

Institutions

Brigham and Women's Hospital, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Gansu Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangxi Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hainan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Harvard University, Licang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nangang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Peking University, University of Oxford

Countries

China, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#27 highest-scoring article
Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean
Published in Science — February 2015
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122 news stories
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35 blog posts
420 tweets
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1 Weibo post
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5 Google Plus posts
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3 Reddit posts
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2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? The New Zealand Herald headlined with “More than 25,000kg of plastic littered in NZ daily,” writing that according to this new study, between five and 13 million tonnes of plastic waste wind up in the world’s oceans every year. The more precise estimate according to the Science study authors is 8 million tonnes of marine plastic a year. But according to data from Jambeck and colleagues, the “worst offenders” in terms of dumping plastic into the oceans are China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The US also makes the list of “worst offenders,” ranking 20th as visible in a graphic produced by The Guardian. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Jenna R. Jambeck, Roland Geyer, Chris Wilcox, Theodore R. Siegler, Miriam Perryman, Anthony Andrady, Ramani Narayan, Kara Lavender Law

Institutions

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), DSM (United States), Michigan State University, North Carolina State University, Sea Education Association, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Georgia

Countries

Australia, United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#28 highest-scoring article
Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
Published in The Lancet — June 2015
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39 news stories
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7 blog posts
1,424 tweets
71 Facebook posts
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10 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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9 Wikipedia references
Authors

Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators

Institutions

AIDC EC, Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Academy of Medical Sciences, Addis Ababa University, African Medical and Research Foundation in Ethiopia, African Population and Health Research Center, Aga Khan University, Agence de Medecine Preventive, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, American Cancer Society, American University of Beirut Medical Center, An-Najah University, Anglia Ruskin University, Arabian Gulf University, Arak University of Medical Sciences & Health Affairs, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Arkansas State University, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Auckland University of Technology, Australian National University, Azienda Ospedaliera papa Giovanni XXIII, BARC Hospital, Bahir Dar University, Baylor College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Biocruces Health Research Institute, Birzeti University, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brigham Young University, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Burlo Garofolo, Cairo University, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Case Western Reserve University, Cedar Associates, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Center for Disease Analysis, Central South University, Centre Hospitalier Nord Deux-Sevres, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Centre for Disease Control, Centre of Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chinese Center for Disease Control, Chongqing Medical University, Christian Medical College Ludhiana, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, City University of New York, Cleveland Clinic, Clinique Coopérative de Parakou, College of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Columbia University, Contech International, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Curtin University, Cyprus University of Technology, Danube University Krems, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Debre Markos University, Duke University, Dupuytren University Hospital, Eastern Health, Egerton University, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Emory University, European Commission, Evidera Inc, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Flinders University, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Fourth View Consulting, Fudan University, Fundacion Entornos AC, Genentech Inc., General Directorate of Health Research, George Mason University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, German Cancer Research Center (HZ), German Center for Infection Research, Government of Spain, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Griffith University, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Hacettepe University, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hanoi School of Public Health, Harvard University, Health Canada, Health Care Center of Anjo Kosei Hospital, Health Effects Institute, Health Services Academy, Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Heriot-Watt University, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Howard University, I. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, IAPB and Vision 2020 LA, IIS-Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, INECO Neurociencias, IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Ifakara Health Institute, Imperial College London, Indian Institute of Public Health, Institute of Education and Sciences, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Institute of Medical Sociology and Social Medicine, Institution of Public Health Sciences, Instituto Nacional de Epidemiologia “Dr. Juan H Jara”, Instituto Nacional de Salud, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, International Foundation for Dermatology, International Health and Development, International Institute for Population Sciences, Jackson State University, Jacobi Medical Center, James Cook University, Janakpuri Superspecialty Hospital, Jichi Medical University Hospital, Jinan Central Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Jordan University of Science and Technology, KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Kanawha Charleston Health Department, Karolinska Institute, King Fahad Medical City, King's College London, Korea University, Kosin University College of Medicine, Kurdistan Environmental Health Research Centre, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Kyung Hee University, La Sapienza University of Rome, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Lira District Local Government, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Lund University, MRC Unit, Madawalabu University, Mafraq Hospital-SEHA, Makerere University, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mario Negri, Marshall University, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Massey University, Mayo Clinic, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, McMaster University, Medical Research Council, Medical University of Varna, Mekelle University, Memorial University, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health Fiji, Ministry of Health Indonesia, Ministry of Health Singapore, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of Public Health, Monash University, Monash University and Cabrini Institute, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Nanjing University School of Medicine, National Cancer Institute (NIH), National Center for Child Health and Development, National Center for Disease Control & Public Health, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, National Guard Health Affairs, National Institute for Health Development, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, National Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Control, National Institute of Psychiatry Ramon de la Fuente Muniz, National Institute of Public Health, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Office for Maternal and Child’s Health Surveillance, National Research University Higher School of Economics, National Taiwan University, National Tuberculosis Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Netherlands Leprosy Relief, New York University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nova Southeastern University, Novartis, Oklahoma State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, PATH, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, Philipps-University Marburg, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health England, Public Health Foundation of India, Public Health Institute, Public Health Promotion Alliance, Qatar University, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Queensland University of Technology, Raffles Hospital, Research Center of Neurology, Reykjavik University, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Rwanda Biomedical Center, Saint James School of Medicine, Saudi Ministry of Health, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Servicio Canario de Salud, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, Simmons College, Soonchunhyang University, South African Medical Research Council, South Asian Public Health Forum, Sri Ramachandra University, Stanford University, State University of New York, Stavanger University Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Sun Yat-sen University, Supreme Council of Health, Suraj Eye Institute, Swansea University, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, TCM Medical, Tachikawa Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Thomas Jefferson University, Tianjin Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Trnava University, Tufts University, Tuscany Regional Centre for Occupational Injuries and Diseases, UAE University, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Ulm University, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, United Nations Population Fund, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Universidad de Cartagena, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade do Porto, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, University College London, University Hospital Munich, University Hospital of Dijon, University Medical Center Erasmus MC, University at Albany, University of Adelaide, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alberta, University of Arizona, University of Auckland, University of Barcelona, University of Bari, University of Basel, University of Belgrade, University of Bergen, University of Bern, University of Bielefeld, University of Birmingham, University of Bologna, University of Bristol, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of California, Davis, University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Diego, University of California, San Francisco, University of Cambridge, University of Canberra, University of Canterbury, University of Cape Town, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado, University of Crete, University of Edinburgh, University of Extremadura, University of Gondar, University of Gothenburg, University of Groningen, University of Hail, University of Heidelberg, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois, University of Joinville, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Leicester, University of London, University of Lorraine, University of Marburg, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of Melbourne, University of Miami, University of Missouri, University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Montreal, University of New South Wales, University of North Texas, University of Nottingham, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oslo, University of Otago, University of Ottawa, University of Oxford, University of Papua New Guinea, University of Pennsylvania, University of Peradeniya, University of Perugia, University of Queensland, University of Rochester, University of Salahaddin, University of Salerno, University of Sao Paulo, University of Southampton, University of Southern Santa Catarina, University of Sydney, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio, University of Tokyo, University of Toronto, University of Virginia, University of Washington Seattle, University of Western Australia, University of Western Ontario, University of York, University of Zambia, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center, University of the Philippines, University of the Punjab, University of the Republic, University of the Witwatersrand, Uppsala University, VA Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, Voluntary Health Services, WHO Europe, Wageningen UR, Walden University, Washington State University, Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services, Wayne State University, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Wellington Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Westchester Medical Center, Western University, World Bank, World Health Organization, WorldFish, Wuhan University, Yale University, Zhongshan Hospital

Countries

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#29 highest-scoring article
The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop
Published in PNAS — April 2015 — Open Access
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22 news stories
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12 blog posts
1,429 tweets
106 Facebook posts
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18 Google Plus posts
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4 Reddit posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Tina Kyndt, Dora Quispe, Hong Zhai, Robert Jarret, Marc Ghislain, Qingchang Liu, Godelieve Gheysen, Jan F. Kreuze

Institutions

China Agricultural University, Ghent University, International Potato Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, United States Department of Agriculture

Countries

Belgium, China, Peru, United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#30 highest-scoring article
3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya
Published in Nature — May 2015
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62 news stories
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20 blog posts
746 tweets
42 Facebook posts
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42 Google Plus posts
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7 Reddit posts
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3 Wikipedia references
What's the story? This study, covered by at least 53 news outlets and 9 blogs, describes the discovery of stone tools in Kenya that predate the previously earliest known stone tool archaeological site by 700,000 years. That’s enough to attract quite a bit of attention. According to Hannah Devlin writing for The Guardian, the finding “overturns idea that tool-making ability was unique to our own ancestors and is hailed as a ‘new beginning to the known archaeological record.’” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Sonia Harmand, Sonia Harmand, Jason E. Lewis, Craig S. Feibel, Christopher J. Lepre, Sandrine Prat, Arnaud Lenoble, Xavier Boës, Rhonda L. Quinn, Michel Brenet, Adrian Arroyo, Nicholas Taylor, Sophie Clément, Guillaume Daver, Jean-Philip Brugal, Louise Leakey, Richard A. Mortlock, James D. Wright, Sammy Lokorodi, Christopher Kirwa, Dennis V. Kent, Hélène Roche

Institutions

Aix-Marseille University, Columbia University, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), National Museums of Kenya, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Stony Brook University, University of Bordeaux, University of Poitiers

Countries

France, Kenya, United States

Subject area

History & Archaeology

#31 highest-scoring article
A Neural Conversational Model
Published in arXiv — June 2015 — Open Access
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19 news stories
blogs
8 blog posts
1,194 tweets
39 Facebook posts
google_plus
167 Google Plus posts
reddit
13 Reddit posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Oriol Vinyals, Quoc Le

Institutions

Google

Countries

United States

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#32 highest-scoring article
The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era
Published in PLoS ONE — June 2015 — Open Access
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9 news stories
blogs
15 blog posts
1,464 tweets
66 Facebook posts
google_plus
26 Google Plus posts
reddit
1 Reddit post
Authors

Vincent Larivière, Stefanie Haustein, Philippe Mongeon

Institutions

University of Montreal, University of Quebec at Montreal

Countries

Canada

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#33 highest-scoring article
An investigation of the false discovery rate and the misinterpretation of p-values
Published in Royal Society Open Science — June 2015 — Open Access
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6 news stories
blogs
19 blog posts
1,714 tweets
67 Facebook posts
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1 Weibo post
google_plus
27 Google Plus posts
reddit
3 Reddit posts
video
1 video
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia references
Authors

David Colquhoun

Institutions

University College London

Countries

United Kingdom

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#34 highest-scoring article
Business culture and dishonesty in the banking industry
Published in Nature — November 2014
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75 news stories
blogs
15 blog posts
676 tweets
36 Facebook posts
weibo
7 Weibo posts
google_plus
10 Google Plus posts
video
1 video
Authors

Alain Cohn, Ernst Fehr, Michel André Maréchal

Institutions

University of Zurich

Countries

Switzerland

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#35 highest-scoring article
Heads-up limit hold’em poker is solved
Published in Science — January 2015
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70 news stories
blogs
17 blog posts
1,304 tweets
50 Facebook posts
weibo
1 Weibo post
google_plus
8 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia references
Authors

Michael Bowling, Neil Burch, Michael Johanson, Oskari Tammelin

Institutions

University of Alberta

Countries

Canada

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#36 highest-scoring article
Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
Published in The Lancet — December 2014
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37 news stories
blogs
29 blog posts
1,035 tweets
80 Facebook posts
weibo
1 Weibo post
google_plus
60 Google Plus posts
reddit
6 Reddit posts
wikipedia
109 Wikipedia references
Authors

GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators

Institutions

AIDC EC, ARS Norte, Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Academy of Medical Sciences, Addis Ababa University, African Medical and Research Foundation in Ethiopia, African Population and Health Research Center, Aga Khan University, Agence de Medecine Preventive, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Albany State University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Alfasial University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, American Cancer Society, An-Najah University, Anglia Ruskin University, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Arabian Gulf University, Arak University of Medical Sciences & Health Affairs, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Arkansas State University, Association Ivoirienne pour le Bien-Être Familial, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Auckland University of Technology, Australian National University, Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), Azienda Ospedaliera papa Giovanni XXIII, BARC Hospital, Baghdad College of Medicine, Bahir Dar University, Baylor College of Medicine, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center, Birzeti University, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, Brandeis University, Bureau of International Health Cooperation, CTSU, Cairo University, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cedar Associates, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Center for Healthy Start Initiative, Central South University, Centre Hospitalier Nord Deux-Sevres, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Centre for Disease Control, Centre of Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Centro para la prevención y el control del VIH /SIDA, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chongqing Medical University, Christian Medical College Ludhiana, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, City University of New York, Clinique Coopérative de Parakou, College of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Columbia University, Contech International, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Curtin University, Cyprus University of Technology, Danube University Krems, Dartmouth College, Debre Markos University, Department of Health, Duke University, Dupuytren University Hospital, Eastern Health, Egerton University, Elmhurst Hospital Center, EmergentCorp, Emory University, Erasmus University Medical Center, Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Evidera Inc, Faculty of Medicine, Federal Environment Agency, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Flinders University, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Fourth View Consulting, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Fudan University, Fujita Health University, Fundacion Entornos AC, Genentech Inc., George Mason University, Georgetown University, German Cancer Research Center (HZ), German Center for Infection Research, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Griffith University, Gurgaon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Hacettepe University, Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital, Hail College of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hanoi School of Public Health, Harvard University, Health Canada, Health Care Center of Anjo Kosei Hospital, Health Effects Institute, Health Services Academy, Heriot-Watt University, Hospital Municipal Ramon Santamarina, Hospital Universitario Cruces, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Howard University, I.Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, I.P.— Departamento Saúde Pública, IAPB and Vision 2020 LA, IARC/WHO, IIS-Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, INECO Neurociencias, IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Ifakara Health Institute, Imperial College London, Indian Institute of Public Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health—IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Institute of Education and Sciences, Institute of Medical Sociology and Social Medicine, Institution of Public Health Sciences, Instituto Nacional de Epidemiologia “Dr. Juan H Jara”, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria, Instituto Nacional de Salud, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, International Diabetes Federation, International Foundation for Dermatology, International Institute for Population Sciences, Jackson State University, Jacobi Medical Center, James Cook University, Janakpuri Superspecialty Hospital, Jhpiego, Jichi Medical University Hospital, Jinan Central Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Kanawha Charleston Health Department, Karolinska Institute, King Fahad Medical City, King George’s Medical University, Korea University, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology—BIPS, Lira District Local Government, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Lund University, MRC Unit, Madawalabu University, Makerere University, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center, Marshall University, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mayo Clinic, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, McMaster University, Medical University of Varna, Mekelle University, Memorial University, Ministry Of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Ministry for Planning and Training, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health Fiji, Ministry of Health Singapore, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Health— MINSANTE, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health & Population, Monash University, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, NIHRD, Nanjing University School of Medicine, National Cancer Institute (NIH), National Center for Child Health and Development, National Center for Disease Control & Public Health, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, National Guard Health Affairs, National Institute for Health Development, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Health and Nutrition, National Institute of Psychiatry Ramon de la Fuente Muniz, National Institute of Public Health, National Institute of Public Health (MOH), National Institute of Public Health Mexico, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Office for Maternal and Child’s Health Surveillance, National Research University Higher School of Economics, National School of Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz), National Taiwan University, National University of Ireland Galway, New York University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nova Southeastern University, Novartis, Oklahoma State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, PATH, Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation, Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, Philipps-University Marburg, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health England, Public Health Foundation of India, Public Health Institute, Public Health Promotion Alliance, Public Health Unit of Primary Health Care Group of Almada-Seixal, Qatar University, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Raffles Hospital, Rajrajeshwari Medical College & Hospital India, Research Center of Neurology, Reykjavik University, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Rwanda Biomedical Center, S. N. D. T. Women’s University, SUNY - Albany, Saint James School of Medicine, Saudi Ministry of Health, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Servicio Canario de Salud, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Soonchunhyang University, South African Medical Research Council, South Asian Public Health Forum, Sri Ramachandra University, Stanford University, Stavanger University Hospital, Sudanese Public Health Consultancy Group, Sun Yat-sen University, Supreme Council of Health, Suraj Eye Institute, Swansea University, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, TCM Medical, Tachikawa Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Thomas Jefferson University, Tianjin Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Trnava University, Tufts University, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, UAE University, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, UKM Medical Centre, UNFPA, UNICEM, UO Neurologia USL Umbria 1, Ulm University, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Universidad Diego Portales, Universidad de Cartagena, Universidad de la República Uruguay, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidade de Brasília, Universidade do Porto, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, University College London, University Hospital of Dijon, University at Albany, University of Adelaide, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alberta, University of Arizona, University of Auckland, University of Balamand, University of Barcelona, University of Bari, University of Basel, University of Belgrade, University of Bergen, University of Bologna, University of Bristol, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of California, University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Francisco, University of Cambridge, University of Canberra, University of Canterbury, University of Cape Town, University of Crete, University of Edinburgh, University of Extremadura, University of Gondar, University of Gothenburg, University of Groningen, University of Heidelberg, University of Helsinki, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois, University of Kinshasa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Leicester, University of Liverpool, University of London, University of Lorraine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of Melbourne, University of Miami, University of Missouri, University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Montreal, University of New South Wales, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Texas, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oslo, University of Otago, University of Ottawa, University of Oxford, University of Papua New Guinea, University of Pennsylvania, University of Peradeniya, University of Perugia, University of Port Harcourt, University of Queensland, University of Rochester, University of Salahaddin, University of Salerno, University of Sao Paulo, University of Southampton, University of Southern Santa Catarina, University of Sydney, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio, University of Tokyo, University of Toronto, University of Tripoli, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Western Australia, University of Western Ontario, University of York, University of Zambia, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center, University of the Philippines Manila, University of the Punjab, Uppsala University, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, VA San Diego, Vanderbilt University, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University, Voluntary Health Services, WHO Europe, Wageningen UR, Walden University, Washington State University, Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services, Wayne State University, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Wellington Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Western University, World Bank, World Health Organization, WorldFish, Wuhan University, Yale University, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Zhongshan Hospital

Countries

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#37 highest-scoring article
Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model
Published in Science Translational Medicine — March 2015
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39 news stories
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17 blog posts
954 tweets
97 Facebook posts
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4 Weibo posts
google_plus
71 Google Plus posts
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11 Reddit posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Gerhard Leinenga, Jürgen Götz

Institutions

University of Queensland

Countries

Australia

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#38 highest-scoring article
Malignant Transformation of Hymenolepis nana in a Human Host.
Published in New England Journal of Medicine — November 2015
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74 news stories
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8 blog posts
698 tweets
6 Facebook posts
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4 Google Plus posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? The title of this scientific paper may seem banal, but the topic of the study is quite the opposite. The paper is actually based on a case study of a 41-year-old man in Colombia who presented with fatigue, fever, cough and weight loss, and who was later diagnosed with… a cancer he caught from his tapeworm! It appears that cancer can spread from the tapeworm Hymenolepis nana, the most common type of human tapeworm, into a human host. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Muehlenbachs, Atis, Bhatnagar, Julu, Agudelo, Carlos A, Hidron, Alicia, Eberhard, Mark L, Mathison, Blaine A, Frace, Michael A, Ito, Akira, Metcalfe, Maureen G, Rollin, Dominique C, Visvesvara, Govinda S, Pham, Cau D, Jones, Tara L, Greer, Patricia W, Vélez Hoyos, Alejandro, Olson, Peter D, Diazgranados, Lucy R, Zaki, Sherif R

Institutions

Asahikawa Medical University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University, Natural History Museum, Pontifical Bolivarian University, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Countries

Colombia, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#39 highest-scoring article
Systematic Literature Review of Imaging Features of Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations
Published in American Journal of Neuroradiology — November 2014
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2 news stories
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3 blog posts
1,697 tweets
184 Facebook posts
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3 Google Plus posts
Authors

W. Brinjikji, P.H. Luetmer, B. Comstock, B.W. Bresnahan, L.E. Chen, R.A. Deyo, S. Halabi, J.A. Turner, A.L. Avins, K. James, J.T. Wald, D.F. Kallmes, J.G. Jarvik

Institutions

Henry Ford Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Oregon Health & Science University, University of California, San Francisco, University of Washington

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#40 highest-scoring article
Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century
Published in PNAS — November 2015 — Open Access
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91 news stories
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43 blog posts
536 tweets
2 Facebook posts
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10 Google Plus posts
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7 Reddit posts
What's the story? This paper documents a reported increase in the mortality of middle-aged white non-Hispanic men and women in the United States between 1999 and 2013. According to Princeton University researchers Anne Case and Angus Deaton, “[c]oncurrent declines in self-reported health, mental health, and ability to work, increased reports of pain, and deteriorating measures of liver function all point to increasing midlife distress.” Suggested reasons for the rising mortality among midlife white non-Hispanic Americans include increased opioid painkiller use and other substance abuse. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Anne Case, Angus Deaton

Institutions

Princeton University

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#41 highest-scoring article
Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Published in Annals of Internal Medicine — January 2015
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73 news stories
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25 blog posts
792 tweets
120 Facebook posts
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1 Weibo post
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4 Google Plus posts
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5 Wikipedia references
Authors

Aviroop Biswas, Paul I. Oh, Guy E. Faulkner, Ravi R. Bajaj, Michael A. Silver, Marc S. Mitchell, David A. Alter

Institutions

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto, York University

Countries

Canada

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#42 highest-scoring article
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a Jupiter family comet with a high D/H ratio
Published in Science — December 2014
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123 news stories
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27 blog posts
142 tweets
19 Facebook posts
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7 Weibo posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

K. Altwegg, H. Balsiger, A. Bar-Nun, J. J. Berthelier, A. Bieler, P. Bochsler, C. Briois, U. Calmonte, M. Combi, J. De Keyser, P. Eberhardt, B. Fiethe, S. Fuselier, S. Gasc, T. I. Gombosi, K.C. Hansen, M. Hässig, A. Jäckel, E. Kopp, A. Korth, L. LeRoy, U. Mall, B. Marty, O. Mousis, E. Neefs, T. Owen, H. Rème, M. Rubin, T. Sémon, C.-Y. Tzou, H. Waite, P. Wurz

Institutions

Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aëronomie, CNRS, CNRS–Université d'Orléans, Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers (INSU), Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Institut d’Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique (IASB), Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP), Southwest Research Institute, Technicsche Universität Braunschweig, Tel Aviv University, University of Bern, University of Hawaii, University of Michigan, Université Paul Sabatier (UPS), Université de Lorraine, Université de Toulouse

Countries

Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, United States

Subject area

Physical Sciences

#43 highest-scoring article
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus
Published in Science — June 2015
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80 news stories
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65 blog posts
413 tweets
49 Facebook posts
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15 Google Plus posts
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3 Reddit posts
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2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? In this report, Thomas R. Karl and other scientists from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) present evidence that disputes the suggestion based on previous analyses that global warming “stalled” during the first decade of the 21st century, sparking quite a bit of news coverage and strong discussions on social media. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Thomas R. Karl, Anthony Arguez, Boyin Huang, Jay H. Lawrimore, James R. McMahon, Matthew J. Menne, Thomas C. Peterson, Russell S. Vose, Huai-Min Zhang

Institutions

Asociación Civil IMPACTA Salud y Educación, National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of KwaZulu-Natal

Countries

Peru, South Africa, United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#44 highest-scoring article
Association between breastfeeding and intelligence, educational attainment, and income at 30 years of age: a prospective birth cohort study from Brazil
Published in The Lancet Global Health — January 2015 — Open Access
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35 news stories
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19 blog posts
875 tweets
225 Facebook posts
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10 Weibo posts
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4 Google Plus posts
Authors

Victora CG, Horta BL, Loret de Mola C, Quevedo L, Pinheiro RT, Gigante DP, Gonçalves H, Barros FC

Institutions

Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas

Countries

Brazil

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#45 highest-scoring article
Photonic crystals cause active colour change in chameleons
Published in Nature Communications — March 2015 — Open Access
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81 news stories
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22 blog posts
406 tweets
67 Facebook posts
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1 Weibo post
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16 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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2 videos
What's the story? In this study, researchers identify the source of chameleons rapid color change, and it isn’t pigments. It’s tiny crystals of guanine, or nanocrystals. Unexpected? Quite! Not only was this study a chance to share colorful pictures (it helps that the figures in the paper are reusable under a Creative Commons license), it was a chance to share a bit of nano science underlying a familiar biological color-change phenomenon, which apparently we didn’t know the underlying cause of until now. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Jérémie Teyssier, Suzanne V. Saenko, Dirk van der Marel, Michel C. Milinkovitch

Institutions

University of Geneva

Countries

Switzerland

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#46 highest-scoring article
Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men
Published in British Journal of Urology — March 2015
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68 news stories
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22 blog posts
632 tweets
28 Facebook posts
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10 Weibo posts
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13 Google Plus posts
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5 Reddit posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

David Veale, Sarah Miles, Sally Bramley, Gordon Muir, John Hodsoll

Institutions

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Countries

United Kingdom

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#47 highest-scoring article
Continuous liquid interface production of 3D objects
Published in Science — March 2015
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52 news stories
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17 blog posts
468 tweets
154 Facebook posts
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9 Weibo posts
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182 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

John R. Tumbleston, David Shirvanyants, Nikita Ermoshkin, Rima Janusziewicz, Ashley R. Johnson, David Kelly, Kai Chen, Robert Pinschmidt, Jason P. Rolland, Alexander Ermoshkin, Edward T. Samulski, Joseph M. DeSimone

Institutions

Carbon3D Inc., North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Countries

United States

Subject area

Physical Sciences

#48 highest-scoring article
Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes
Published in Science — December 2014
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87 news stories
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18 blog posts
602 tweets
43 Facebook posts
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1 video
Authors

Guillaume Chapron, Petra Kaczensky, John D. C. Linnell, Manuela von Arx, Djuro Huber, Henrik Andrén, José Vicente López-Bao, Michal Adamec, Francisco Álvares, Ole Anders, Linas Balčiauskas, Vaidas Balys, Péter Bedő, Ferdinand Bego, Juan Carlos Blanco, Urs Breitenmoser, Henrik Brøseth, Luděk Bufka, Raimonda Bunikyte, Paolo Ciucci, Alexander Dutsov, Thomas Engleder, Christian Fuxjäger, Claudio Groff, Katja Holmala, Bledi Hoxha, Yorgos Iliopoulos, Ovidiu Ionescu, Jasna Jeremić, Klemen Jerina, Gesa Kluth, Felix Knauer, Ilpo Kojola, Ivan Kos, Miha Krofel, Jakub Kubala, Saša Kunovac, Josip Kusak, Miroslav Kutal, Olof Liberg, Aleksandra Majić, Peep Männil, Ralph Manz, Eric Marboutin, Francesca Marucco, Dime Melovski, Kujtim Mersini, Yorgos Mertzanis, Robert W. Mysłajek, Sabina Nowak, John Odden, Janis Ozolins, Guillermo Palomero, Milan Paunović, Jens Persson, Hubert Potočnik, Pierre-Yves Quenette, Georg Rauer, Ilka Reinhardt, Robin Rigg, Andreas Ryser, Valeria Salvatori, Tomaž Skrbinšek, Aleksandar Stojanov, Jon E. Swenson, László Szemethy, Aleksandër Trajçe, Elena Tsingarska-Sedefcheva, Martin Váňa, Rauno Veeroja, Petter Wabakken, Manfred Wölfl, Sybille Wölfl, Fridolin Zimmermann, Diana Zlatanova, Luigi Boitani

Institutions

Association for Nature Conservation "Baltijos vilkas", Association for Nature “Wolf”, Balkani Wildlife Society, Bavarian Agency of Environment, Callisto Wildlife and Nature Conservation Society, Centro Gestione e Conservazione Grandi Carnivori, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Estonian Environment Agency, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Food Safety and Veterinary Institute, Forest Research Institute (ICAS), Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Fundación Oso Pardo, Harz National Park, Hedmark University College, Istituto di Ecologia Applicata, KORA, LUPUS – German Institute for Wolf Monitoring and Research, Latvian State Forest Research Institute, Limestone Alps National Park, Lynx Project Austria Northwest, Lynx Project Bavaria, Macedonian Ecological Society, Mendel University Brno, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, Natural History Museum, Serbia, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Nature Research Centre, Lithuania, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania, Provincia Autonoma di Trento - Servizio Foreste e Fauna, Sapienza University of Rome, Slovak Wildlife Society, Sofia University, St. István University, State Institute for Nature Protection, Croatia, State Nature Conservancy of Slovak Republic, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Technical University of Zvolen, Transilvania University of Brașov, University of Bern, University of Göttingen, University of Ljubljana, University of Oviedo, University of Porto, University of Sarajevo, University of Tirana, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, University of Warsaw, University of Zagreb, Wolf Project, Consultores en Biología de la Conservación

Countries

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#49 highest-scoring article
Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook
Published in Science — May 2015
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53 news stories
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25 blog posts
756 tweets
17 Facebook posts
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11 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? This study received some controversial coverage online. According to Eytan Bakshy, Solomon Messing and Lada Adamic, it is Facebook users themselves, to the same or greater extent than Facebook’s news feed algorithm, that are limiting their own exposure to politically or otherwise cross-cutting content. Many have criticized the peer-reviewed Science study over the last few weeks, citing importantly a lack of representativeness of the Facebook users examined in the study. Aviva Rutkin also writes about several criticisms of the study. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Eytan Bakshy, Solomon Messing, Lada Adamic

Institutions

Facebook (United States), University of Michigan

Countries

United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#50 highest-scoring article
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet
Published in Science — January 2015
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55 news stories
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32 blog posts
767 tweets
92 Facebook posts
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10 Google Plus posts
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2 Wikipedia references
Authors

Will Steffen, Katherine Richardson, Johan Rockström, Sarah E. Cornell, Ingo Fetzer, Elena M. Bennett, R. Biggs, Stephen R. Carpenter, Wim de Vries, Cynthia A. de Wit, Carl Folke, Dieter Gerten, Jens Heinke, Georgina M. Mace, Linn M. Persson, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, B. Reyers, Sverker Sörlin

Institutions

Australian National University, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), International Livestock Research Institute, McGill University, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (LG), Royal Institute of Technology, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm University, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) University, University College London, University of California, San Diego, University of Copenhagen, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wageningen UR

Countries

Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Kenya, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#51 highest-scoring article
Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans
Published in JAMA — October 2015
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45 news stories
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17 blog posts
885 tweets
4 Facebook posts
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8 Google Plus posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? The authors of this paper set out to identify why elephants have lower-than-expected rates of cancer given their size and life span. When they looked at cancer mortality and cancer-related genes in elephants, they found something remarkable. Elephants, despite their huge bodies and long life spans, have a cancer mortality rate of less than 5%. We humans, on the other hand, have between an 11% and 25% cancer mortality rate. This paper was covered by over 35 news outlets and mentioned over 800 times on Twitter. Several scientists and science writers, however, have pointed out that more research is needed to clarify exactly how elephants’ extra copies of p53 reduce these animals’ cancer risks. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Lisa M. Abegglen, Aleah F. Caulin, Ashley Chan, Kristy Lee, Rosann Robinson, Michael S. Campbell, Wendy K. Kiso, Dennis L. Schmitt, Peter J. Waddell, Srividya Bhaskara, Shane T. Jensen, Carlo C. Maley, Joshua D. Schiffman

Institutions

Arizona State University, Ringling Bros Center for Elephant Conservation, Ronin Institute, University of California, San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania, University of Utah, University of Utah Health Care

Countries

United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#52 highest-scoring article
The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study
Published in BMJ — December 2014 — Open Access
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23 news stories
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39 blog posts
964 tweets
66 Facebook posts
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8 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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1 video
Authors

Petroc Sumner, Solveiga Vivian-Griffiths, Jacky Boivin, Andy Williams, Christos A Venetis, Aimée Davies, Jack Ogden, Leanne Whelan, Bethan Hughes, Bethan Dalton, Fred Boy, Christopher D Chambers

Institutions

Cardiff University, Swansea University, University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong

Countries

Australia, United Kingdom

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#53 highest-scoring article
Identification of the remains of King Richard III
Published in Nature Communications — December 2014 — Open Access
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77 news stories
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23 blog posts
389 tweets
87 Facebook posts
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5 Weibo posts
google_plus
16 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
9 Wikipedia references
Authors

Turi E. King, Gloria Gonzalez Fortes, Patricia Balaresque, Mark G. Thomas, David Balding, Pierpaolo Maisano Delser, Rita Neumann, Walther Parson, Michael Knapp, Susan Walsh, Laure Tonasso, John Holt, Manfred Kayser, Jo Appleby, Peter Forster, David Ekserdjian, Michael Hofreiter, Kevin Schürer

Institutions

Bangor University, Erasmus University Medical Center, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Innsbruck Medical University, Pennsylvania State University, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Leicester, University of Potsdam, University of York, Yale University

Countries

Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

History & Archaeology

#54 highest-scoring article
Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behaviour
Published in PLoS ONE — July 2015 — Open Access
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45 news stories
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13 blog posts
846 tweets
13 Facebook posts
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34 Google Plus posts
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16 Reddit posts
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1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? The researchers conducting this study, Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, used online video games to study gender-directed behavior. sparked headlines in several online news outlets, such as “Study: Online gaming ‘losers’ are more likely to harass women” in Ars Technica. Most outlets ran with the analogy that males who exhibit the most sexist behavior in online gaming environments are the “losers.” However, a few of those writing about the study pointed out that Kasumovic and Kuznekoff have relatively little evidence to back up their claims that the sexist behavior seen from low-performing males is at its core an evolutionary response to threat. But the results themselves resonated with many of those writing about the study. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Michael M. Kasumovic, Jeffrey H. Kuznekoff

Institutions

Miami University Middletown, University of New South Wales

Countries

Australia, United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#55 highest-scoring article
A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
Published in PeerJ — April 2015 — Open Access
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70 news stories
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32 blog posts
415 tweets
42 Facebook posts
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17 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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1 video
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19 Wikipedia references
What's the story? This is the controversy over Brontosaurus – first it was a distinct genus of dinosaur, then it wasn’t even a type of dinosaur at all – then it was again! But while every news outlet under the sun was focusing on the return of the name Brontosaurus – indicative of the fact that scientific nomenclature CAN come to embody cultural meaning – some researchers pointed to other aspects of the PeerJ paper as having perhaps more scientific significance. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Emanuel Tschopp, Octávio Mateus, Roger B.J. Benson

Institutions

Museu da Lourinhã, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, University of Oxford, University of Turin

Countries

Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#56 highest-scoring article
Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long‐Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging
Published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society — March 2015
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58 news stories
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8 blog posts
927 tweets
48 Facebook posts
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3 Google Plus posts
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2 Reddit posts
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1 video
Authors

Fowler, Sharon P.G., Williams, Ken, Hazuda, Helen P.

Institutions

KenAnCo Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#57 highest-scoring article
Dietary emulsifiers impact the mouse gut microbiota promoting colitis and metabolic syndrome
Published in Nature — February 2015
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58 news stories
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21 blog posts
623 tweets
77 Facebook posts
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2 Weibo posts
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11 Google Plus posts
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7 Reddit posts
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2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? Benoit Chassaing and colleagues reported that at relatively low concentrations of two commonly used dietary emulsifiers, wild-type mice demonstrated induced low-grade inflammation and obesity/metabolic syndrome. The study garnered attention in the US News and & World Report, Science News magazine, Discovery news, Science and Nature, amongst others. Many articles offered readers lists of foods that contain emulsifiers, including typically ice cream, condiments, candy and bread that stays soft due to dough softeners. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Benoit Chassaing, Omry Koren, Julia K. Goodrich, Angela C. Poole, Shanthi Srinivasan, Ruth E. Ley, Andrew T. Gewirtz

Institutions

Bar-Ilan University, Cornell University, Emory University, Georgia State University

Countries

Israel, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#58 highest-scoring article
Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Published in BMJ — August 2015 — Open Access
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29 news stories
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8 blog posts
1,082 tweets
67 Facebook posts
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19 Google Plus posts
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3 Wikipedia references
What's the story? A study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found trans fats, but not saturated fats, to be linked to coronary heart disease mortality. While the study found no link between consumption of saturated fats and mortality, Rosemary Stanton writes in The Conversation that we still know relatively little about the actual links between saturated fats and various diseases. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Russell J de Souza, Andrew Mente, Adriana Maroleanu, Adrian I Cozma, Vanessa Ha, Teruko Kishibe, Elizabeth Uleryk, Patrick Budylowski, Holger Schünemann, Joseph Beyene, Sonia S Anand

Institutions

Hamilton Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, McMaster University, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto

Countries

Canada

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#59 highest-scoring article
Mortality and Treatment Patterns Among Patients Hospitalized With Acute Cardiovascular Conditions During Dates of National Cardiology Meetings
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine — December 2014
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34 news stories
blogs
21 blog posts
829 tweets
53 Facebook posts
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2 Google Plus posts
reddit
3 Reddit posts
Authors

Anupam B. Jena, Vinay Prasad, Dana P. Goldman, John Romley

Institutions

Harvard University, National Bureau of Economic Research, National Cancer Institute (NIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), RAND Corporation, University of Southern California

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#60 highest-scoring article
Restoring Study 329: efficacy and harms of paroxetine and imipramine in treatment of major depression in adolescence
Published in BMJ — September 2015 — Open Access
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42 news stories
blogs
26 blog posts
921 tweets
27 Facebook posts
google_plus
15 Google Plus posts
reddit
2 Reddit posts
Authors

Joanna Le Noury, John M Nardo, David Healy, Jon Jureidini, Melissa Raven, Catalin Tufanaru, Elia Abi-Jaoude

Institutions

Bangor University, Emory University, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Adelaide, University of Toronto

Countries

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#61 highest-scoring article
A smartphone dongle for diagnosis of infectious diseases at the point of care
Published in Science Translational Medicine — February 2015
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90 news stories
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14 blog posts
403 tweets
34 Facebook posts
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2 Weibo posts
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3 Google Plus posts
reddit
2 Reddit posts
What's the story? In a February 2015 report in Science Translational Medicine, researchers describe “a smartphone dongle for diagnosis of infectious diseases at the point of care,” a lab-on-a-chip technology. You could see how this report captured readers’ imaginations. Smithsonian magazine reported that the “$34 Smartphone-Assisted Device Could Revolutionize Disease Testing: A new lost-cost device that plugs into a smartphone could cut down on expensive lab tests.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Tassaneewan Laksanasopin, Tiffany W. Guo, Samiksha Nayak, Archana A. Sridhara, Shi Xie, Owolabi O. Olowookere, Paolo Cadinu, Fanxing Meng, Natalie H. Chee, Jiyoon Kim, Curtis D. Chin, Elisaphane Munyazesa, Placidie Mugwaneza, Alex J. Rai, Veronicah Mugisha, Arnold R. Castro, David Steinmiller, Vincent Linder, Jessica E. Justman, Sabin Nsanzimana, Samuel K. Sia

Institutions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Columbia University, OPKO Diagnostics, LLC, Rwanda Biomedical Center

Countries

Rwanda, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#62 highest-scoring article
Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds
Published in Science — April 2015
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51 news stories
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20 blog posts
569 tweets
55 Facebook posts
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40 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
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1 video
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2 Wikipedia references
What's the story? The Science paper, “Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds,” describes something much more close to home for many of us than its scientific language might suggest: how gazing behavior from dogs promotes human-dog bonding. Study co-author Takefumi Kikusui told Live Science: “We humans use eye gaze for affiliative communications, and are very much sensitive to eye contact.” It appears that dog gazing behavior increases oxytocin (hormone) levels in dog owners. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Miho Nagasawa, Shouhei Mitsui, Shiori En, Nobuyo Ohtani, Mitsuaki Ohta, Yasuo Sakuma, Tatsushi Onaka, Kazutaka Mogi, Takefumi Kikusui

Institutions

Azabu University, Jichi Medical University Hospital, Tokyo University of Science

Countries

Japan

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#63 highest-scoring article
Deep Neural Networks are Easily Fooled: High Confidence Predictions for Unrecognizable Images
Published in arXiv — December 2014 — Open Access
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8 news stories
blogs
2 blog posts
1,312 tweets
31 Facebook posts
weibo
5 Weibo posts
google_plus
69 Google Plus posts
reddit
3 Reddit posts
Authors

Anh Nguyen, Jason Yosinski, Jeff Clune

Institutions

Cornell University, University of Wyoming

Countries

United States

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#64 highest-scoring article
Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in Open Heart — January 2015 — Open Access
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41 news stories
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12 blog posts
878 tweets
256 Facebook posts
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20 Google Plus posts
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3 Reddit posts
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1 video
Authors

Zoë Harcombe, Julien S Baker, Stephen Mark Cooper, Bruce Davies, Nicholas Sculthorpe, James J DiNicolantonio, Fergal Grace

Institutions

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Saint Luke's Health System, University of South Wales, University of the West of Scotland

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#65 highest-scoring article
The Anatomy of Medical Research: US and International Comparisons
Published in JAMA — January 2015
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10 news stories
blogs
22 blog posts
1,269 tweets
77 Facebook posts
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6 Google Plus posts
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1 Reddit post
Authors

Hamilton Moses, David H. M. Matheson, Sarah Cairns-Smith, Benjamin P. George, Chase Palisch, E. Ray Dorsey

Institutions

Boston Consulting Group, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, The Alerion Institute and Alerion Advisors LLC, University of Rochester

Countries

United States

Subject area

Research & Reproducibility

#66 highest-scoring article
Comparative risk assessment of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other illicit drugs using the margin of exposure approach
Published in Scientific Reports — January 2015 — Open Access
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48 news stories
blogs
5 blog posts
774 tweets
91 Facebook posts
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38 Google Plus posts
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3 Reddit posts
Authors

Dirk W. Lachenmeier, Jürgen Rehm

Institutions

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Dresden University of Technology, University of Toronto

Countries

Canada, Germany

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#67 highest-scoring article
Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Colorectal Cancers
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine — March 2015
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74 news stories
blogs
10 blog posts
719 tweets
82 Facebook posts
google_plus
4 Google Plus posts
Authors

Michael J. Orlich, Pramil N. Singh, Joan Sabaté, Jing Fan, Lars Sveen, Hannelore Bennett, Synnove F. Knutsen, W. Lawrence Beeson, Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Terry L. Butler, R. Patti Herring, Gary E. Fraser

Institutions

Loma Linda University

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#68 highest-scoring article
Identifying the source of perytons at the Parkes radio telescope
Published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society — August 2015
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43 news stories
blogs
13 blog posts
767 tweets
25 Facebook posts
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8 Weibo posts
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20 Google Plus posts
reddit
5 Reddit posts
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia references
Authors

E. Petroff, E. F. Keane, E. D. Barr, J. E. Reynolds, J. Sarkissian, P. G. Edwards, J. Stevens, C. Brem, A. Jameson, S. Burke-Spolaor, S. Johnston, N. D. R. Bhat, P. Chandra, S. Kudale, S. Bhandari

Institutions

ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), Australia Telescope National Facility (CSIRO), Curtin University, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, SKA Organization, Swinburne University of Technology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Pune

Countries

Australia, India, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Physical Sciences

#69 highest-scoring article
Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome
Published in Science — June 2015
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57 news stories
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23 blog posts
567 tweets
31 Facebook posts
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16 Google Plus posts
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2 Reddit posts
What's the story? This study describes a new method call VarScan that “enables human virome-wide exploration, at the epitope level, of immune responses in large numbers of individuals.” What does all that mean? It means the authors of this study have developed a blood test that identifies antibodies against all known human viruses. With a drop of your blood, this new test could technically give scientists a history of all viral infections you’ve ever had. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

George J. Xu, Tomasz Kula, Qikai Xu, Mamie Z. Li, Suzanne D. Vernon, Thumbi Ndung’u, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Jorge Sanchez, Christian Brander, Raymond T. Chung, Kevin C. O’Connor, Bruce Walker, H. Benjamin Larman, Stephen J. Elledge

Institutions

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Broad Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Harvard University, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPG), Yale University

Countries

Germany, Spain, Thailand, United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#70 highest-scoring article
Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for spinal pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo controlled trials
Published in BMJ — April 2015 — Open Access
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51 news stories
blogs
8 blog posts
745 tweets
132 Facebook posts
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12 Google Plus posts
reddit
1 Reddit post
video
1 video
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia references
Authors

Gustavo C Machado, Chris G Maher, Paulo H Ferreira, Marina B Pinheiro, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Richard O Day, Andrew J McLachlan, Manuela L Ferreira

Institutions

Concord Repatriation General Hospital, George Institute for Global Health, St Vincent's Hospital, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney

Countries

Australia

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#71 highest-scoring article
Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes
Published in Nature — May 2015
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45 news stories
blogs
19 blog posts
737 tweets
41 Facebook posts
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24 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia references
Authors

Anja Spang, Anja Spang, Jimmy H. Saw, Steffen L. Jørgensen, Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, Joran Martijn, Anders E. Lind, Roel van Eijk, Christa Schleper, Lionel Guy, Thijs J. G. Ettema

Institutions

Science for Life Laboratory, University of Bergen, University of Vienna, Uppsala University

Countries

Austria, Norway, Sweden

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#72 highest-scoring article
Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna
Published in PeerJ — January 2015 — Open Access
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24 news stories
blogs
24 blog posts
895 tweets
236 Facebook posts
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1 Weibo post
google_plus
41 Google Plus posts
video
1 video
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Craig R. McClain, Meghan A. Balk, Mark C. Benfield, Trevor A. Branch, Catherine Chen, James Cosgrove, Alistair D.M. Dove, Lindsay C. Gaskins, Rebecca R. Helm, Frederick G. Hochberg, Frank B. Lee, Andrea Marshall, Steven E. McMurray, Caroline Schanche, Shane N. Stone, Andrew D. Thaler

Institutions

Blackbeard Biologic, Brown University, Duke University, Georgia Aquarium, Louisiana State University, Marine Megafauna Foundation, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Royal British Columbia Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Washington

Countries

Canada, United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#73 highest-scoring article
Unprecedented 21st century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains
Published in Science Advances — February 2015 — Open Access
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74 news stories
blogs
24 blog posts
362 tweets
91 Facebook posts
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19 Google Plus posts
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4 Reddit posts
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1 video
Authors

Benjamin I. Cook, Toby R. Ault, Jason E. Smerdon

Institutions

Columbia University, Cornell University, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Countries

United States

Subject area

Earth & Environmental Sciences

#74 highest-scoring article
Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC)
Published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — March 2015 — Open Access
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30 news stories
blogs
13 blog posts
815 tweets
109 Facebook posts
google_plus
12 Google Plus posts
reddit
1 Reddit post
Authors

Ulf Ekelund, Heather A Ward, Teresa Norat, Jian'an Luan, Anne M May, Elisabete Weiderpass, Stephen S Sharp, Kim Overvad, Jane Nautrup Østergaard, Anne Tjønneland, Nina Føns Johnsen, Sylvie Mesrine, Agnès Fournier, Guy Fagherazzi, Antonia Trichopoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Kuanrong Li, Rudolf Kaaks, Pietro Ferrari, Idlir Licaj, Mazda Jenab, Manuela Bergmann, Heiner Boeing, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino, Paolo Vineis, Petra H Peeters, Evelyn Monnikhof, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, J Ramón Quirós, Antonio Agudo, María-José Sánchez, José María Huerta, Eva Ardanaz, Larraitz Arriola, Bo Hedblad, Elisabet Wirfält, Malin Sund, Mattias Johansson, Timothy J Key, Ruth C Travis, Kay-Tee Khaw, Søren Brage, Nicholas J Wareham, Elio Riboli

Institutions

Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University, Academy of Athens, Andalusian School of Public Health, CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Catalan Institute of Oncology, Danish Cancer Society, French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), German Cancer Research Center (HZ), German Center for Infection Research, Harvard University, Hellenic Health Foundation, HuGEF Foundation, Imperial College London, International Agency For Research On Cancer, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Karolinska Institute, Lund University, MRC Epidemiology Unit (MRC), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Navarre Public Health Institute, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Samfundet Folkhälsan, Umeå University, University Medical Center Utrecht, University of Cambridge, University of Naples, University of Oxford, University of Paris-Sud, University of Tromsø - The Artic University of Norway

Countries

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#75 highest-scoring article
Randomized trial of peanut consumption in infants at risk for peanut allergy
Published in New England Journal of Medicine — February 2015
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92 news stories
blogs
11 blog posts
283 tweets
104 Facebook posts
google_plus
10 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

George Du Toit, Graham Roberts, Peter H Sayre, Henry T Bahnson, Suzana Radulovic, Alexandra F Santos, Helen A Brough, Deborah Phippard, Monica Basting, Mary Feeney, Victor Turcanu, Michelle L Sever, Margarita Gomez Lorenzo, Marshall Plaut, Gideon Lack

Institutions

David Hide Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London, National Institute for Health Research Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH), Rho Federal Systems (United States), University of California, San Francisco, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southampton

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#76 highest-scoring article
Leisure Time Physical Activity and Mortality: A Detailed Pooled Analysis of the Dose-Response Relationship
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine — April 2015
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13 news stories
blogs
4 blog posts
1,187 tweets
84 Facebook posts
google_plus
6 Google Plus posts
Authors

Hannah Arem, Steven C. Moore, Alpa Patel, Patricia Hartge, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Kala Visvanathan, Peter T. Campbell, Michal Freedman, Elisabete Weiderpass, Hans Olov Adami, Martha S. Linet, I.-Min Lee, Charles E. Matthews

Institutions

American Cancer Society, Folkhälsan Research Center, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Karolinska Institute, National Cancer Institute (NIH), University of Tromsø - The Artic University of Norway

Countries

Finland, Norway, Sweden, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#77 highest-scoring article
The octopus genome and the evolution of cephalopod neural and morphological novelties
Published in Nature — August 2015
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42 news stories
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22 blog posts
563 tweets
40 Facebook posts
google_plus
98 Google Plus posts
reddit
5 Reddit posts
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1 video
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? The authors of this study sequenced the genome of the California two-spot octopus, Octopus bimaculoides, to investigate the molecular bases of octopus brain and body innovations. Surprisingly, the octopus genome turned out to be almost as large as a human’s and to contain a greater number of protein-coding genes — some 33,000, compared with fewer than 25,000 in Homo sapiens. The study was covered by a wide range of news outlets – not surprising considering the coolness factor of the octopus, one of the smartest creatures in the ocean. NPR ran the headline, “Octopus genome offers insights into one of ocean’s cleverest oddballs.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Caroline B. Albertin, Caroline B. Albertin, Oleg Simakov, Therese Mitros, Z. Yan Wang, Judit R. Pungor, Eric Edsinger-Gonzales, Sydney Brenner, Clifton W. Ragsdale, Daniel S. Rokhsar

Institutions

Heidelberg University, Joint Genome Institute (DOE), Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago

Countries

Germany, Japan, United States

Subject area

Biological Sciences

#78 highest-scoring article
Weight training, aerobic physical activities, and long‐term waist circumference change in men
Published in Obesity — December 2014
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39 news stories
blogs
7 blog posts
717 tweets
259 Facebook posts
weibo
14 Weibo posts
google_plus
7 Google Plus posts
Authors

Mekary, Rania A., Grøntved, Anders, Despres, Jean‐Pierre, De Moura, Leandro Pereira, Asgarzadeh, Morteza, Willett, Walter C., Rimm, Eric B., Giovannucci, Edward, Hu, Frank B.

Institutions

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, Laval University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, São Paulo State university (UNESP), University of Southern Denmark

Countries

Brazil, Canada, Denmark, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#79 highest-scoring article
Breast Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Mortality Across US Counties
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine — July 2015
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32 news stories
blogs
10 blog posts
990 tweets
34 Facebook posts
google_plus
14 Google Plus posts
reddit
2 Reddit posts
What's the story? This study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined 6 million women in 547 counties self-reporting to the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results cancer registries during the year 2000. The findings were picked up by several major news outlets and discussed in a variety of science and medicine blogs. Nancy Shute wrote for NPR’s shots: “Here’s more evidence that mammograms don’t always deliver the results that women want. They find more small cancers, but don’t lower a woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer, a study finds.” But some writers and cancer screening advocates took issue with the JAMA paper’s conclusions. David Gorski at Science-Based Medicine provides an in-depth breakdown of the JAMA study and previous research on the effectiveness of breast cancer screening. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Charles Harding, Francesco Pompei, Dmitriy Burmistrov, H. Gilbert Welch, Rediet Abebe, Richard Wilson

Institutions

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Harvard University

Countries

United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#80 highest-scoring article
Homo erectus at Trinil on Java used shells for tool production and engraving
Published in Nature — December 2014
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57 news stories
blogs
19 blog posts
391 tweets
288 Facebook posts
google_plus
5 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
Authors

Josephine C. A. Joordens, Francesco d’Errico, Frank P. Wesselingh, Stephen Munro, John de Vos, Jakob Wallinga, Christina Ankjærgaard, Tony Reimann, Jan R. Wijbrans, Klaudia F. Kuiper, Herman J. Mücher, Hélène Coqueugniot, Vincent Prié, Ineke Joosten, Bertil van Os, Anne S. Schulp, Michel Panuel, Victoria van der Haas, Wim Lustenhouwer, John J. G. Reijmer, Wil Roebroeks

Institutions

Aix-Marseille University, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, Australian National University, Biotope Recherche et Développement, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Delft University of Technology, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Leiden University, National Museum of Australia, National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, University of Bergen, University of Bordeaux, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen UR

Countries

Australia, France, Netherlands, Norway

Subject area

History & Archaeology

#81 highest-scoring article
An ultraluminous quasar with a twelve-billion-solar-mass black hole at redshift 6.30
Published in Nature — February 2015
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57 news stories
blogs
20 blog posts
204 tweets
23 Facebook posts
weibo
169 Weibo posts
google_plus
20 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia reference
What's the story? This paper attracted international news and social media attention. Published in Nature by Wu and colleagues, the study describes the discovery of a particularly large “ultraluminous quasar” (powered by a super-massive black hole). A massive black hole that is unexpectedly big and unexpectedly young – what is more shareworthy? It’s a perfect fit with the news value for unexpectedness and “wow” factor. Read more about the discovery at Science News, Science.com, NewScientist and Nature.com. Read more on the Altmetric blog »
Authors

Xue-Bing Wu, Xue-Bing Wu, Feige Wang, Xiaohui Fan, Weimin Yi, Wenwen Zuo, Fuyan Bian, Linhua Jiang, Ian D. McGreer, Ran Wang, Jinyi Yang, Qian Yang, David Thompson, Yuri Beletsky

Institutions

Australian National University, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Las Campanas Observatory, Peking University, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (CAS), University of Arizona, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Countries

Australia, Chile, China, United States

Subject area

Physical Sciences

#82 highest-scoring article
Mediterranean Diet and Age-Related Cognitive Decline: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine — May 2015
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36 news stories
blogs
11 blog posts
859 tweets
78 Facebook posts
google_plus
14 Google Plus posts
reddit
3 Reddit posts
Authors

Cinta Valls-Pedret, Aleix Sala-Vila, Mercè Serra-Mir, Dolores Corella, Rafael de la Torre, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Elena H. Martínez-Lapiscina, Montserrat Fitó, Ana Pérez-Heras, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Ros

Institutions

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Hospital Del Mar, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Rovira i Virgili University, University of Navarra, University of Valencia

Countries

Spain

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#83 highest-scoring article
Observation of J/ψp resonances consistent with pentaquark states in Λ0b→J/ψK−p decays
Published in Physical Review Letters — July 2015 — Open Access
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43 news stories
blogs
28 blog posts
466 tweets
18 Facebook posts
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What's the story? This article details the sighting of an elusive subatomic particle called the pentaquark. Nature News reports, “an exotic particle made up of five quarks has been discovered a decade after experiments seemed to rule out its existence.” The report got the attention of several online news and specialty outlets, including Smithsonian magazine, “What Is a Pentaquark and Why Are Physicists so Excited About It?” Quartz, “Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered an exotic new state of matter,” and Ars Technica, “CERN experiment spots two different five-quark particles.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
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LHCb collaboration, R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves Jr, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, G. Andreassi, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, P. d'Argent, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, L. J. Bel, V. Bellee, N. Belloli, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, A. Bertolin, M. -O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, P. Billoir, T. Bird, A. Birnkraut, A. Bizzeti, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, M. Borsato, T. J. V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, S. Braun, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, L. Capriotti, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, P. Carniti, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba, G. Casse, L. Cassina, L. Castillo Garcia, M. Cattaneo, Ch. Cauet, G. Cavallero, R. Cenci, M. Charles, Ph. Charpentier, M. Chefdeville, S. Chen, S. -F. Cheung, N. Chiapolini, M. Chrzaszcz, X. Cid Vidal, G. Ciezarek, P. E. L. Clarke, M. Clemencic, H. V. Cliff, J. Closier, V. Coco, J. Cogan, E. Cogneras, V. Cogoni, L. Cojocariu, G. Collazuol, P. Collins, A. Comerma-Montells, A. Contu, A. Cook, M. Coombes, S. Coquereau, G. Corti, M. Corvo, B. Couturier, G. A. Cowan, D. C. Craik, A. Crocombe, M. Cruz Torres, S. Cunliffe, R. Currie, C. D'Ambrosio, E. Dall'Occo, J. Dalseno, P. N. Y. David, A. Davis, K. De Bruyn, S. De Capua, M. De Cian, J. M. De Miranda, L. De Paula, P. De Simone, C. -T. Dean, D. Decamp, M. Deckenhoff, L. Del Buono, N. Déléage, M. Demmer, D. Derkach, O. Deschamps, F. Dettori, B. Dey, A. Di Canto, F. Di Ruscio, H. Dijkstra, S. Donleavy, F. Dordei, M. Dorigo, A. Dosil Suárez, D. Dossett, A. Dovbnya, K. Dreimanis, L. Dufour, G. Dujany, F. Dupertuis, P. Durante, R. Dzhelyadin, A. Dziurda, A. Dzyuba, S. Easo, U. Egede, V. Egorychev, S. Eidelman, S. Eisenhardt, U. Eitschberger, R. Ekelhof, L. Eklund, I. El Rifai, Ch. Elsasser, S. Ely, S. Esen, H. M. Evans, T. Evans, A. Falabella, C. Färber, N. Farley, S. Farry, R. Fay, D. Ferguson, V. Fernandez Albor, F. Ferrari, F. Ferreira Rodrigues, M. Ferro-Luzzi, S. Filippov, M. Fiore, M. Fiorini, M. Firlej, C. Fitzpatrick, T. Fiutowski, K. Fohl, P. Fol, M. Fontana, F. Fontanelli, R. Forty, O. Francisco, M. Frank, C. Frei, M. Frosini, J. Fu, E. Furfaro, A. Gallas Torreira, D. Galli, S. Gallorini, S. Gambetta, M. Gandelman, P. Gandini, Y. Gao, J. García Pardiñas, J. Garra Tico, L. Garrido, D. Gascon, C. Gaspar, R. Gauld, L. Gavardi, G. Gazzoni, A. Geraci, D. Gerick, E. Gersabeck, M. Gersabeck, T. Gershon, Ph. Ghez, A. Gianelle, S. Gianì, V. Gibson, O. G. Girard, L. Giubega, V. V. Gligorov, C. Göbel, D. Golubkov, A. Golutvin, A. Gomes, C. Gotti, M. Grabalosa Gándara, R. Graciani Diaz, L. A. Granado Cardoso, E. Graugés, E. Graverini, G. Graziani, A. Grecu, E. Greening, S. Gregson, P. Griffith, L. Grillo, O. Grünberg, B. Gui, E. Gushchin, Yu. Guz, T. Gys, T. Hadavizadeh, C. Hadjivasiliou, G. Haefeli, C. Haen, S. C. Haines, S. Hall, B. Hamilton, X. Han, S. Hansmann-Menzemer, N. Harnew, S. T. Harnew, J. Harrison, J. He, T. Head, V. Heijne, K. Hennessy, P. Henrard, L. Henry, J. A. Hernando Morata, E. van Herwijnen, M. Heß, A. Hicheur, D. Hill, M. Hoballah, C. Hombach, W. Hulsbergen, T. Humair, N. Hussain, D. Hutchcroft, D. Hynds, M. Idzik, P. Ilten, R. Jacobsson, A. Jaeger, J. Jalocha, E. Jans, A. Jawahery, F. Jing, M. John, D. Johnson, C. R. Jones, C. Joram, B. Jost, N. Jurik, S. Kandybei, W. Kanso, M. Karacson, T. M. Karbach, S. Karodia, M. Kelsey, I. R. Kenyon, M. Kenzie, T. Ketel, B. Khanji, C. Khurewathanakul, S. Klaver, K. Klimaszewski, O. Kochebina, M. Kolpin, I. Komarov, R. F. Koopman, P. Koppenburg, M. Kozeiha, L. Kravchuk, K. Kreplin, M. Kreps, G. Krocker, P. Krokovny, F. Kruse, W. Krzemien, W. Kucewicz, M. Kucharczyk, V. Kudryavtsev, A. K. Kuonen, K. Kurek, T. Kvaratskheliya, D. Lacarrere, G. Lafferty, A. Lai, D. Lambert, G. Lanfranchi, C. Langenbruch, B. Langhans, T. Latham, C. Lazzeroni, R. Le Gac, J. van Leerdam, J. -P. Lees, R. Lefèvre, A. Leflat, J. Lefrançois, O. Leroy, T. Lesiak, B. Leverington, Y. Li, T. Likhomanenko, M. Liles, R. Lindner, C. Linn, F. Lionetto, B. Liu, X. Liu, D. Loh, I. Longstaff, J. H. Lopes, D. Lucchesi, M. Lucio Martinez, H. Luo, A. Lupato, E. Luppi, O. Lupton, N. Lusardi, F. Machefert, F. Maciuc, O. Maev, K. Maguire, S. Malde, A. Malinin, G. Manca, G. Mancinelli, P. Manning, A. Mapelli, J. Maratas, J. F. Marchand, U. Marconi, C. Marin Benito, P. Marino, J. Marks, G. Martellotti, M. Martin, M. Martinelli, D. Martinez Santos, F. Martinez Vidal, D. Martins Tostes, A. Massafferri, R. Matev, A. Mathad, Z. Mathe, C. Matteuzzi, K. Matthieu, A. Mauri, B. Maurin, A. Mazurov, M. McCann, J. McCarthy, A. McNab, R. McNulty, B. Meadows, F. Meier, M. Meissner, D. Melnychuk, M. Merk, D. A. Milanes, M. -N. Minard, D. S. Mitzel, J. Molina Rodriguez, I. A. Monroy, S. Monteil, M. Morandin, P. Morawski, A. Mordà, M. J. Morello, J. Moron, A. B. Morris, R. Mountain, F. Muheim, J. Müller, K. Müller, V. Müller, M. Mussini, B. Muster, P. Naik, T. Nakada, R. Nandakumar, A. Nandi, I. Nasteva, M. Needham, N. Neri, S. Neubert, N. Neufeld, M. Neuner, A. D. Nguyen, T. D. Nguyen, C. Nguyen-Mau, V. Niess, R. Niet, N. Nikitin, T. Nikodem, D. Ninci, A. Novoselov, D. P. O'Hanlon, A. Oblakowska-Mucha, V. Obraztsov, S. Ogilvy, O. Okhrimenko, R. Oldeman, C. J. G. Onderwater, B. Osorio Rodrigues, J. M. Otalora Goicochea, A. Otto, P. Owen, A. Oyanguren, A. Palano, F. Palombo, M. Palutan, J. Panman, A. Papanestis, M. Pappagallo, L. L. Pappalardo, C. Pappenheimer, C. Parkes, G. Passaleva, G. D. Patel, M. Patel, C. Patrignani, A. Pearce, A. Pellegrino, G. Penso, M. Pepe Altarelli, S. Perazzini, P. Perret, L. Pescatore, K. Petridis, A. Petrolini, M. Petruzzo, E. Picatoste Olloqui, B. Pietrzyk, T. Pilař, D. Pinci, A. Pistone, A. Piucci, S. Playfer, M. Plo Casasus, T. Poikela, F. Polci, A. Poluektov, I. Polyakov, E. Polycarpo, A. Popov, D. Popov, B. Popovici, C. Potterat, E. Price, J. D. Price, J. Prisciandaro, A. Pritchard, C. Prouve, V. Pugatch, A. Puig Navarro, G. Punzi, W. Qian, R. Quagliani, B. Rachwal, J. H. Rademacker, M. Rama, M. S. Rangel, I. Raniuk, N. Rauschmayr, G. Raven, F. Redi, S. Reichert, M. M. Reid, A. C. dos Reis, S. Ricciardi, S. Richards, M. Rihl, K. Rinnert, V. Rives Molina, P. Robbe, A. B. Rodrigues, E. Rodrigues, J. A. Rodriguez Lopez, P. Rodriguez Perez, S. Roiser, V. Romanovsky, A. Romero Vidal, J. W. Ronayne, M. Rotondo, J. Rouvinet, T. Ruf, P. Ruiz Valls, J. J. Saborido Silva, N. Sagidova, P. Sail, B. Saitta, V. Salustino Guimaraes, C. Sanchez Mayordomo, B. Sanmartin Sedes, R. Santacesaria, C. Santamarina Rios, M. Santimaria, E. Santovetti, A. Sarti, C. Satriano, A. Satta, D. M. Saunders, D. Savrina, M. Schiller, H. Schindler, M. Schlupp, M. Schmelling, T. Schmelzer, B. Schmidt, O. Schneider, A. Schopper, M. Schubiger, M. -H. Schune, R. Schwemmer, B. Sciascia, A. Sciubba, A. Semennikov, N. Serra, J. Serrano, L. Sestini, P. Seyfert, M. Shapkin, I. Shapoval, Y. Shcheglov, T. Shears, L. Shekhtman, V. Shevchenko, A. Shires, B. G. Siddi, R. Silva Coutinho, G. Simi, M. Sirendi, N. Skidmore, I. Skillicorn, T. Skwarnicki, E. Smith, E. Smith, I. T. Smith, J. Smith, M. Smith, H. Snoek, M. D. Sokoloff, F. J. P. Soler, F. Soomro, D. Souza, B. Souza De Paula, B. Spaan, P. Spradlin, S. Sridharan, F. Stagni, M. Stahl, S. Stahl, S. Stefkova, O. Steinkamp, O. Stenyakin, S. Stevenson, S. Stoica, S. Stone, B. Storaci, S. Stracka, M. Straticiuc, U. Straumann, L. Sun, W. Sutcliffe, K. Swientek, S. Swientek, V. Syropoulos, M. Szczekowski, P. Szczypka, T. Szumlak, S. T'Jampens, A. Tayduganov, T. Tekampe, M. Teklishyn, G. Tellarini, F. Teubert, C. Thomas, E. Thomas, J. van Tilburg, V. Tisserand, M. Tobin, J. Todd, S. Tolk, L. Tomassetti, D. Tonelli, S. Topp-Joergensen, N. Torr, E. Tournefier, S. Tourneur, K. Trabelsi, M. T. Tran, M. Tresch, A. Trisovic, A. Tsaregorodtsev, P. Tsopelas, N. Tuning, A. Ukleja, A. Ustyuzhanin, U. Uwer, C. Vacca, V. Vagnoni, G. Valenti, A. Vallier, R. Vazquez Gomez, P. Vazquez Regueiro, C. Vázquez Sierra, S. Vecchi, J. J. Velthuis, M. Veltri, G. Veneziano, M. Vesterinen, B. Viaud, D. Vieira, M. Vieites Diaz, X. Vilasis-Cardona, A. Vollhardt, D. Volyanskyy, D. Voong, A. Vorobyev, V. Vorobyev, C. Voß, J. A. de Vries, R. Waldi, C. Wallace, R. Wallace, J. Walsh, S. Wandernoth, J. Wang, D. R. Ward, N. K. Watson, D. Websdale, A. Weiden, M. Whitehead, G. Wilkinson, M. Wilkinson, M. Williams, M. P. Williams, M. Williams, T. Williams, F. F. Wilson, J. Wimberley, J. Wishahi, W. Wislicki, M. Witek, G. Wormser, S. A. Wotton, S. Wright, K. Wyllie, Y. Xie, Z. Xu, Z. Yang, J. Yu, X. Yuan, O. Yushchenko, M. Zangoli, M. Zavertyaev, L. Zhang, Y. Zhang, A. Zhelezov, A. Zhokhov, L. Zhong, S. Zucchelli

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AGH - University of Science and Technology, Aix-Marseille University, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (SB RAS) and Novosibirsk State University, Center for High Energy Physics, Central China Normal University, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF), Clermont Université, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London, Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP), Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences (KINR), Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INR RAN), Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Laboratori Nazionali dell’INFN di Frascati, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK), Moscow State University (SINP MSU), NSC Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology (NSC KIPT), National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Sezione INFN di Bari, Sezione INFN di Bologna, Sezione INFN di Cagliari, Sezione INFN di Ferrara, Sezione INFN di Firenze, Sezione INFN di Genova, Sezione INFN di Milano, Sezione INFN di Milano Bicocca, Sezione INFN di Padova, Sezione INFN di Pisa, Sezione INFN di Roma La Sapienza, Sezione INFN di Roma Tor Vergata, Syracuse University, Technische Universität Dortmund, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat de Valencia-CSIC, University College Dublin, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Cincinnati, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Groningen, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Maryland, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Universität Rostock, Universität Zürich, Université Paris-Sud, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, VU University Amsterdam, Yandex School of Data Analysis

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Brazil, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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Physical Sciences

#84 highest-scoring article
Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction
Published in BMJ — July 2015 — Open Access
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Imamura, Fumiaki, O'Connor, Laura, Ye, Zheng, Mursu, Jaakko, Hayashino, Yasuaki, Bhupathiraju, Shilpa N, Forouhi, Nita G

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Harvard University, Kyoto University, Tenri Hospital, University of Cambridge, University of Eastern Finland

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Finland, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

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Medical & Health Sciences

#85 highest-scoring article
Small Amounts of Gluten in Subjects With Suspected Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial
Published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology — February 2015
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Antonio Di Sabatino, Umberto Volta, Chiara Salvatore, Paolo Biancheri, Giacomo Caio, Roberto De Giorgio, Michele Di Stefano, Gino R Corazza

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Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, University of Bologna, University of Pavia

Countries

Italy

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Medical & Health Sciences

#86 highest-scoring article
Knowledge-Based Trust: Estimating the Trustworthiness of Web Sources
Published in arXiv — February 2015 — Open Access
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Xin Luna Dong, Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Kevin Murphy, Van Dang, Wilko Horn, Camillo Lugaresi, Shaohua Sun, Wei Zhang

Institutions

Google

Countries

United States

Subject area

Information and Computer Sciences

#87 highest-scoring article
Synthesis of phylogeny and taxonomy into a comprehensive tree of life
Published in PNAS — September 2015 — Open Access
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Cody E. Hinchliff, Stephen A. Smith, James F. Allman, J. Gordon Burleigh, Ruchi Chaudhary, Lyndon M. Coghill, Keith A. Crandall, Jiabin Deng, Bryan T. Drew, Romina Gazis, Karl Gude, David S. Hibbett, Laura A. Katz, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, Emily Jane McTavish, Peter E. Midford, Christopher L. Owen, Richard H. Ree, Jonathan A. Rees, Douglas E. Soltis, Tiffani Williams, Karen A. Cranston

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Clark University, Duke University, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, George Washington University, Interrobang Corporation, Michigan State University, Smith College, Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska-Kearney

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United States

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Information and Computer Sciences

#88 highest-scoring article
Revealing letters in rolled Herculaneum papyri by X-ray phase-contrast imaging
Published in Nature Communications — January 2015
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Vito Mocella, Emmanuel Brun, Claudio Ferrero, Daniel Delattre

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European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, National Research Council (CNR)

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France, Germany, Italy

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History & Archaeology

#89 highest-scoring article
Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production
Published in Nature — October 2015
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Marshall Burke, Solomon M. Hsiang, Edward Miguel

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National Bureau of Economic Research, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley

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United States

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Earth & Environmental Sciences

#90 highest-scoring article
Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation
Published in PLoS ONE — April 2015 — Open Access
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Gregory N. Kawchuk, Jerome Fryer, Jacob L. Jaremko, Hongbo Zeng, Lindsay Rowe, Richard Thompson

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University of Alberta, University of Newcastle Australia

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Australia, Canada

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Biological Sciences

#91 highest-scoring article
Music as an aid for postoperative recovery in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in The Lancet — August 2015
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What's the story? The authors of this study systematically reviewed published results from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of adult patients undergoing surgical procedures in which music was used as a form of therapy. They found that music reduced postoperative pain and anxiety, and increased patient satisfaction. The study was picked up by 33 news outlets and over 15 blog sites. It was also extensively tweeted about by members of the public, according to Altmetric data. According to Newsweek, “Music can heal your pain, new study says.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
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Hole, Jenny, Hirsch, Martin, Ball, Elizabeth, Meads, Catherine

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BartsHealth NHS Trust, Brunel University London, Queen Mary University of London

Countries

United Kingdom

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#92 highest-scoring article
Lethal Interpersonal Violence in the Middle Pleistocene
Published in PLoS ONE — May 2015 — Open Access
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Nohemi Sala, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Ana Pantoja-Pérez, Adrián Pablos, Ignacio Martínez, Rolf M. Quam, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, José María Bermúdez de Castro, Eudald Carbonell

Institutions

American Museum of Natural History, Binghamton University, Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution, Complutense University of Madrid, IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of Beijing, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, National Museum of Natural History, Rovira i Virgili University, University of Alcalá, University of the Basque Country

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China, France, Spain, United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#93 highest-scoring article
Gravitational lensing by spinning black holes in astrophysics, and in the movie Interstellar
Published in Classical & Quantum Gravity — March 2015 — Open Access
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Oliver James, Eugénie von Tunzelmann, Paul Franklin, Kip S Thorne

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California Institute of Technology, Double Negative Ltd.

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United Kingdom, United States

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Physical Sciences

#94 highest-scoring article
An enigmatic plant-eating theropod from the Late Jurassic period of Chile
Published in Nature — April 2015
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What's the story? The study documents the discovery of fossils of a small feathered dinosaur with bat-like wings. The Guardian covered the study with the headline “Is it a bird? Is it a bat? Meet Yi qi, the dinosaur that is sort of both.” The study was also covered by io9, “Scientists Find New Dinosaur With Bat-Like Wings,” Wired.co.uk, “Weird bat-winged dinosaur may reveal evolution of birds,” and Not Exactly Rocket Science at National Geographic, “Chinese Dinosaur Had Bat-Like Wings and Feathers.” Read more on the Altmetric blog »
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Fernando E. Novas, Fernando E. Novas, Leonardo Salgado, Manuel Suárez, Federico L. Agnolín, Martín D. Ezcurra, Nicolás R. Chimento, Rita de la Cruz, Marcelo P. Isasi, Alexander O. Vargas, David Rubilar-Rogers

Institutions

Andrés Bello University, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “B. Rivadavia”, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, National University of Río Negro, Universidad Maimónides, University of Birmingham, University of Chile

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Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom

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Biological Sciences

#95 highest-scoring article
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial
Published in The Lancet — April 2015 — Open Access
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Willem Kuyken, Rachel Hayes, Barbara Barrett, Richard Byng, Tim Dalgleish, David Kessler, Glyn Lewis, Edward Watkins, Claire Brejcha, Jessica Cardy, Aaron Causley, Suzanne Cowderoy, Alison Evans, Felix Gradinger, Surinder Kaur, Paul Lanham, Nicola Morant, Jonathan Richards, Pooja Shah, Harry Sutton, Rachael Vicary, Alice Weaver, Jenny Wilks, Matthew Williams, Rod S Taylor, Sarah Byford

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King's College London, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC), Plymouth University, University College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Exeter, University of Oxford

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United Kingdom

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Medical & Health Sciences

#96 highest-scoring article
Polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder predict creativity
Published in Nature Neuroscience — June 2015
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Robert A Power, Robert A Power, Stacy Steinberg, Gyda Bjornsdottir, Cornelius A Rietveld, Abdel Abdellaoui, Michel M Nivard, Magnus Johannesson, Tessel E Galesloot, Jouke J Hottenga, Gonneke Willemsen, David Cesarini, Daniel J Benjamin, Patrik K E Magnusson, Fredrik Ullén, Henning Tiemeier, Albert Hofman, Frank J A van Rooij, G Bragi Walters, Engilbert Sigurdsson, Thorgeir E Thorgeirsson, Andres Ingason, Agnar Helgason, Augustine Kong, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Philipp Koellinger, Dorret I Boomsma, Daniel Gudbjartsson, Hreinn Stefansson, Kari Stefansson

Institutions

Erasmus University Medical Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska Institute at Danderyd Hospital, King's College London, National University Hospital of Iceland, New York University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, University of Iceland, University of Southern California, VU University Amsterdam, deCODE Genetics (Iceland)

Countries

Iceland, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#97 highest-scoring article
Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco
Published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews — September 2015 — Open Access
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61 news stories
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4 blog posts
665 tweets
5 Facebook posts
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6 Google Plus posts
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia references
Authors

Hollands, Gareth J, Shemilt, Ian, Marteau, Theresa M, Jebb, Susan A, Lewis, Hannah B, Wei, Yinghui, Higgins, Julian Pt, Ogilvie, David

Institutions

University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Plymouth

Countries

United Kingdom

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#98 highest-scoring article
Association Between Sauna Bathing and Fatal Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality Events
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine — February 2015
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54 news stories
blogs
7 blog posts
570 tweets
75 Facebook posts
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2 Google Plus posts
reddit
2 Reddit posts
video
1 video
Authors

Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Hassan Khan, Francesco Zaccardi, Jari A. Laukkanen

Institutions

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Emory University, University of Eastern Finland

Countries

Finland, Italy, United States

Subject area

Medical & Health Sciences

#99 highest-scoring article
Systematic inequality and hierarchy in faculty hiring networks
Published in Science Advances — February 2015 — Open Access
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6 news stories
blogs
15 blog posts
910 tweets
66 Facebook posts
weibo
1 Weibo post
google_plus
13 Google Plus posts
reddit
2 Reddit posts
Authors

Aaron Clauset, Samuel Arbesman, Daniel B. Larremore

Institutions

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Harvard University, Santa Fe Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Countries

United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society

#100 highest-scoring article
Human language reveals a universal positivity bias
Published in PNAS — February 2015 — Open Access
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48 news stories
blogs
16 blog posts
528 tweets
42 Facebook posts
weibo
3 Weibo posts
google_plus
5 Google Plus posts
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2 Reddit posts
Authors

Peter Sheridan Dodds, Eric M. Clark, Suma Desu, Morgan R. Frank, Andrew J. Reagan, Jake Ryland Williams, Lewis Mitchell, Kameron Decker Harris, Isabel M. Kloumann, James P. Bagrow, Karine Megerdoomian, Matthew T. McMahon, Brian F. Tivnan, Christopher M. Danforth

Institutions

Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mitre (United States), University of Adelaide, University of Vermont, University of Washington

Countries

Australia, United States

Subject area

Studies in Human Society