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Content: Volume 7, Issue 1

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Study gets the buzz on stingless bee honey

Given that honeybees (Apis mellifera) are so infamous for their stings, they are loved nonetheless for their golden honey. The much smaller stingless bees (Meliponini) produce honey as well, but are remarkable for their lack of sting! Like the more well-known honeybees, stingless bees are... click to read more

  • Natasha L. Hungerford | Research Fellow at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
  • Mary T. Fletcher | Principal Research Fellow at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia
  • Norhasnida Zawawi | Senior Lecturer at Department of Food Science, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
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published on Jan 18, 2021
Cometary nitrogenous salts tell about the Solar System’s history

How did planets arise? How did the Earth become a unique planet with a habitable surface? A way to address these long-standing questions is to explore the "small bodies" of the Solar System. In addition to the planets and the satellites circuiting around them, our... click to read more

  • Olivier Poch | Researcher at Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CNES, IPAG, 38000 Grenoble, France
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published on Jan 15, 2021
What makes us different - chance in brain development and its consequences for individuality

Why are we all different? This is one of the oldest and most contested scientific questions. Naturally, the brain is often the focus of these discussions, as it is the control center for our body and behavior. The debate of "nature vs nurture" tried to... click to read more

  • Gerit A. Linneweber | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Division of Neurobiology, Institute for Biology, Free University, Berlin, Germany
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published on Jan 14, 2021
Sneaking Giants: how humpback whales avoid scattering their fish prey

Small prey animals are generally much slower than the predators attacking them, but have a distinct advantage that can help them escape: maneuverability. When a prey observes a predator approaching, the change in the predator's visual profile gives it a good idea of the size... click to read more

  • Nicholas Carey | Postdoctoral Researcher at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
  • Dave Cade | Postdoctoral Researcher at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
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published on Jan 13, 2021
More than meets the eye: the histones revealed as enzymes

If you traveled back in time to approximately two billion years ago, you would see an Earth completely devoid of animals and plants. Yet, at microscopic levels, life is on the brink of one of the greatest and unique developments in history. Two single celled... click to read more

  • Oscar A. Campos | Postdoctoral scholar at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Siavash K. Kurdistani | Professor at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
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published on Jan 12, 2021