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  • On the brink of a crisis

    On the brink of a crisis

    Last week I received a frantic email from a teacher in Puducherry. The school principal had decided to remove all the beehives on the trees and cut down all the lower branches so that they would not get any more. The real culprits were two children who had thrown stones at the beehive and had …

    May 3, 2017
  • Insect-sized drones to pollinate crops

    Insect-sized drones to pollinate crops

     Japanese scientists have developed tiny insect-sized drones coated with horse hair and a sticky gel that may help pollinate crops in future and offset the costly decline of bee populations worldwide. The undersides of these artificial pollinators are coated with horse hairs and an ionic gel just sticky enough to pick up pollen from one …

    February 10, 2017