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Content: Volume 6, Issue 1

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Bronze Age food diversity: ceci n’est pas un bagel

The primary motivation of archaeology is to find out how people in the past lived their lives. Among all the different activities that people follow, eating and drinking are certainly among the most important ones: We just have to eat. This makes all activities involved... click to read more

  • Andreas G. Heiss | Senior Researcher at Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austrian Archaeological Institute (ÖAI), Wien, Austria
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 30, 2020
Rapid increase of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan may lead to local and global catastrophes

India and Pakistan achieved independence from the United Kingdom just after World War II. During the partition of the British Indian Empire, the princely State of Jammu and Kashmir became divided between India, Pakistan and China. India and Pakistan have had four wars over control... click to read more

  • Owen B. Toon | Professor at Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Alan Robock | Distinguished Professor at Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 26, 2020
Beware of humans and glacial maximums – the story of cave bear extinction

The cave bear is one of the dozens of species of large Pleistocene mammals that faced extinction during the last Ice Age. Until today, the reasons for their extinctions remain mysterious, especially since the cave bear Ursus spelaeus populated vast areas of Eurasia for more... click to read more

  • Verena J. Schuenemann | Assistant Professor at Institute for Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Joscha Gretzinger | PhD student at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
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Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 25, 2020
English and Welsh hospital patients in the Lyme-light

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. It is spread through the bite of ticks and can cause a "bull's eye" rash, fever, joint pain, and sometimes nerve problems. The amount of Lyme disease in each country in Europe varies... click to read more

  • John S. P. Tulloch | Research Fellow at NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 23, 2020
The bumpy-effect of climate change on transatlantic flights

The North Atlantic flight corridor is the busiest oceanic airspace in the world. Fundamental to its operation is the jet stream - a narrow ribbon of fast west-to-east flowing air (sometimes over 200 mph) that peaks in strength at around 30,000 - 40,000 feet (the... click to read more

  • Simon H. Lee | PhD student at Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 20, 2020