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    1. Bees Diversify Diet to Take the Sting Out of Nutritional Deficiencies

      Bees Diversify Diet to Take the Sting Out of Nutritional Deficiencies

      New research shows that honey bees forage for a diet that balances their colony’s specific nutritional deficits.

      While pesticides and pathogens pose clear threats to honey bee health, the need of bee colonies for balanced nutrition is gaining increasing appreciation. As colonies are kept in agricultural areas for crop pollination, they may encounter nutritional deficits when foraging predominantly on one pollen source. In California almond orchards for instance, 1.6 million colonies are kept every year, despite the risk of low floral diversity, which can reduce the life expectancy of bees.

      In light of the challenge that agricultural intensification ...

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    2. September 6-7: Intersex International Conference at Hebrew University | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      September 6-7: Intersex International Conference at Hebrew University | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      "Building Interdisciplinary Bridges for Research and Recognition of Intersexed Bodies" The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will host an international conference, "Building Interdisciplinary Bridges for Research and Recognition of Intersexed Bodies," focused on the complex experiences and challenges of people born with intersexual bodies. Featuring scholars from around the world, the conference will seek to build bridges between the various communities engaged with this issue, from the medical establishment to intersex support groups and activists. The media are invited to attend, or to request interviews with the organizers and speakers. WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, September 6-7, 2017 WHERE: Hebrew University's ...

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