Nibbles: Detecting diseases, Better bees, Millet milestone, Passenger pigeon, Land rights, Mongol mayhem, Jumping genes

  • Sensors for volatile organic compounds will detect crop diseases for ya. Then a drone comes in and zaps them?
  • Breeding better bees.
  • “So why not simply replace the traditional variety with Dhanshakti?” Answers on a postcard, please.
  • Bringing back the passenger pigeon.
  • The impact of land rights around the world. Including on conservation of agricultural biodiversity?
  • What the Mongols ate, and how we know it. Some millet. Maybe some passenger pigeons. Interesting concept of land rights.
  • Sorry we’re one day late celebrating Barbara McClintock’s birthday.

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