Monthly Archives: August 2016

Follow your nose

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The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught Animals leave scent marks everywhere. They’re thought to be used for communication, but they can also be an important source of information for eavesdropping animals (unintended receivers), such as predators and prey. So how do eavesdropping animals use this information to decide if the scent of… Read more »

Agricultural innovation: Saving one sweet basil

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Once upon a time, I worked on sweet basil. In 1989, I was in the United States of America, for research aims, and I started a small production of pesto sauce “Pesto for pasta” with my friend Judy. It was funny. Now I am working on the same crop, for a different reason.