15 May '11, 2am

Our Phone Calls May Be Killing the Bees:

Our Phone Calls May Be Killing the Bees:

Soon we may face the serious conundrum of having to hang up moblie phones to save the honey . A new Swiss Federal Institute of Technology study (PDF) has concluded that cellular phone calls disrupt a vital honeybee communication signal (known as "worker piping "), causing the bees to become terminally confused and die (a condition known as Colony Collapse Disorder ). The worldwide decline in the honeybee population has been closely watched and documented by scientists, and has for the most part been attributed to chemical toxins, such as the controversial hive-killing pesiticide clothiadin . This study is the first to present hard evidence of a technology-based cause for the bee-pocalypse. Scientists point out that the ever-growing disappearance of honeybees may have devastating ripple-effects for the environment and for the world's human population. Since 70% of food crop...

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