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Rediscovered Coffee Species Tastes Great, Tolerates Warmth: Study
Cultivating stenophylla, untapped by the coffee industry for the last century, could help farmers cope with the effects of climate change, researchers suggest.
Rediscovered Coffee Species Tastes Great, Tolerates Warmth: Study
Rediscovered Coffee Species Tastes Great, Tolerates Warmth: Study

Cultivating stenophylla, untapped by the coffee industry for the last century, could help farmers cope with the effects of climate change, researchers suggest.

Cultivating stenophylla, untapped by the coffee industry for the last century, could help farmers cope with the effects of climate change, researchers suggest.

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Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Michael Graw | Jul 15, 2019
A six-year study across the Tanzanian mountain’s slopes hints at how land-use practices will interact with a changing climate to influence ecosystems around the world.
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Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Shawna Williams | Jan 16, 2019
Threats to the plants include climate change and habitat loss.
Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 20, 2018
Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.
Cave Creature Genitalia, Other Weird Discoveries Net 2017 Ig Nobels
Shawna Williams | Sep 15, 2017
In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”
How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
Ruth Williams | Sep 16, 2015
Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.
Java Genes?
Molly Sharlach | Oct 8, 2014
Eight genetic loci could partially explain why some people drink more coffee than others.
Genome Digest
Molly Sharlach | Sep 10, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Plant Scourges
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 31, 2014
A sampling of some of the most devastating crop pathogens
Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 10, 2014
Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.
Biodiversity = More (and Better) Coffee
Bob Grant | Feb 11, 2014
Study finds that coffee plants grown in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro produce more coffee beans of a better quality if they are surrounded by thriving plant and animal communities.
Birds Guard Coffee Farms
Kate Yandell | Sep 9, 2013
Avian species significantly reduce coffee berry borer beetle infestations in Costa Rica.
Killer Cups?
Kerry Grens | Aug 16, 2013
Heavy coffee drinkers under 55 are more likely to die sooner, a study shows.
Buzzed Honeybees
Kate Yandell | Mar 11, 2013
The pollinators are more likely to recall flowers that offer them a caffeine reward.
Coffee Pest Gene Transfer
Hannah Waters | Feb 27, 2012
An insect that plagues coffee plants likely got its bean-digesting gene from a bacterium.
The Benefits of Coffee
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2012
Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.