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Pollination 2.0: Could machine learning save the bees?

Bees are the guardians of global food security performing 80 percent of all pollination worldwide, but a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder is seriously threatening their numbers and impacting food production. Startup BeeHero has developed a precision pollination service with in-hive sensors where machine learning algorithms report hive health to the beekeepers and farmers in real-time, thus increasing yields and significantly reducing issues with bee health.

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A diet designed to save us, and the planet

Many people have far from healthy diets. At the same time, food production is exacting an enormous toll on the planet. Science commentator Anjana Ahuja explores a diet created to address both problems, and as the world’s population continues to rise, she explains that it’s not just what we eat that needs to change.

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