Scientists rediscover lost coffee species suited to a warmer climate

In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades — a plant they say may help secure the future of this valuable commodity that has been imperilled by climate change.

The researchers said on Monday that the species, Coffea stenophylla, possesses greater tolerance for higher temperatures than the Arabica coffee, which makes up 56 per cent of global production, and the robusta coffee that makes up 43 per cent. The researchers found stenophylla coffee also had a superior flavour, similar to Arabica.

Scientists rediscover lost coffee species suited to a warmer climate
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China is Treading Where Even Angels Fear To Dare: OpEd

China is Treading Where Even Angels Fear To Dare: OpEd
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‘Ertugrul’ Reveals How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan

‘Ertugrul’ Reveals How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan
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The Taliban loves China’s money, but can it forget its Muslim gulags? – Nikkei Asia

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including “Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan.”On the day two airplane
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A New Generation Of Scientists Takes On A 142-Year-Old Experiment : NPR

Scientists in Michigan went out in the dead of night to dig up part of an unusual long-term experiment. It’s a research study that started in 1879 and is handed from one generation to the next.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/04/21/989333092/the-secret-mission-to-unearth-part-of-a-142-year-old-experiment

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived – The New York Times

Never before have so many countries, including China, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/technology/global-tipping-point-tech.html

NASA Mars Helicopter Achieves First Flight on Red Planet – The New York Times

The brief test of the experimental vehicle called Ingenuity shows how explorers can study the red planet from the sky as well as the ground.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/science/nasa-mars-helicopter.html

Russia expels Czech diplomats over explosion row – BBC News

The Czech Republic has accused Russia of being involved in a blast at a munitions factory in 2014.
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