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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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Overturning the hypothesis for how humans evolved language

Few traits are as uniquely human as complex spoken language. Language, therefore, has interested evolutionary biologists and neuroscientists seeking to understand what makes us, and in particular our brains, distinct from other animals. The first major genetic break in deciphering the underlying biological architecture of... click to read more

  • Elizabeth Atkinson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 8, 2019
High extinction risk for wild coffee species and implications for coffee sector sustainability

It has been estimated that coffee farming provides livelihoods for around 100 million people worldwide, most of which are smallholder farmers. For many coffee producing countries, coffee exports make up a significant and critically important proportion of their export earnings. Despite the number of producers... click to read more

  • Aaron P. Davis | Senior Research Leader at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 5, 2019
A cup of green tea can solve many problems!

Green tea, like many other teas, is brewed from the dried leaves of the Cammelia sinensis bush. It originates from China, but nowadays it is grown and produced all over the world. Green tea is typically green, yellow or light brown in color, and its... click to read more

  • Monika Stankova | PhD student at Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 3, 2019
What can science tell us about mortality and survival in Game of Thrones?

Does it all come down to a roll of the dice, or are there important underlying factors that determine who wins and who dies when they play the game of thrones? Game of Thrones is a popular HBO television series that has captured the imagination of... click to read more

  • Reidar P. Lystad | Research Fellow at Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Benjamin T. Brown | Sessional Academic at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 1, 2019