Their disappearance has caused alarm throughout Europe and North America where campaigners have blamed agricultural pesticides, climate change and the advent of genetically modified crops for what is now known as ‘colony collapse disorder.’ Britain has seen a 15 per cent decline in its bee population in the last two years and shrinking numbers has led to a rise in thefts of hives. Now researchers from Chandigarh’s Punjab University claim they have found the cause which could be the first step in reversing the decline: They have established that radiation from mobile telephones is a key factor in the phenomenon and say that it probably interfering with the bee’s navigation senses.
Archive for May, 2010
Tags: cell phone, colony collapse disorder, ecology, Honey Bee, mobile telephone, radiation, science, technology
Tags: crime, Google Maps, government, Louisiana, Politics, prison sentence, redneck, technology
According to TechDirt, a new law about to go into effect in Louisiana will add from 1 to 10 years to a prison sentence, if an online map was used in the process of committing the crime. The bill passed by a vote of 89-0. Apparently, in Louisiana, only criminal masterminds possess the skills needed to use Google Maps. This is another fine example of politicians being completely ignorant of technology.
Tags: medicine, New York, transplant, uterine cancer, wtf
NEW YORK – Vincent Liew waited five years for the kidney that was supposed to change his life. Instead, the organ ended it. The kidney came from a woman who had uterine cancer, but she and doctors didn’t know it. Once her disease was discovered after the transplant, Liew’s doctors highly doubted it could spread to him. But in seven months, Liew was killed by cancer that his autopsy linked to the transplant.
Tags: cartoon, comic, Dilbert, fired, funny, humor, letter of reference, loser, pic, picture, unemployment
Every once in a while, I find that the third panel of Dilbert is not necessary. Here are today’s first two panels. Very funny – third panel is not needed.
If you must see the third panel – go HERE.
Tags: BP, British Petroleum, deepwater, ecological disaster, Gulf of Mexico, oil spill
Tags: Apple, computer, iPad, iPod, iTunes, Mac, pc, technology
Tags: atheism, Catholic church, pic, picture, religion, Self Denial
Tags: Aspergers syndrome, autism, Belgium, hobby, marble, video, wtf
Tags: blister, competition, cooking, heat, Sauna World Championships, self abuse, sport, wtf
Okay kids, today’s activity is to go down to your local Pizza Hut, have the oven set for 261° and insert your body into it. The tips of your ears start to ignite. The backs of your arms scream. Your throat burns as if somebody had stuck a tiki torch down it. Your lips feel bitten by large, unseen raccoons. And you haven’t hit 30 seconds. Now do it for 10 minutes or more, and that’s what it’s like to compete in quite possibly the world’s dumbest sport: the Sauna World Championships.
Then there was Ellis, who entered the quarterfinals with dozens of blisters on his body. “Man, I knew I was in trouble right away,” he later said. “When I felt this big, half-dollar-size blister behind my back, I said, ‘Okay, that’s enough. I gotta get out.’” He was the first out, at 4:15, and he was melting like the wicked witch. His forehead, his lips and his ears were giant lumps of pus. His triceps were riddled with pebble-size blisters, dozens of them. So much skin was hanging off him he looked like the world’s most successful gastric-bypass patient. His forehead was a science-fiction movie. His nose was cooked like a forgotten kielbasa. And this was just what we could see.
Continue reading HERE. There is a lot more!
Tags: Atomic Bomb, civil defense, duck and cover, fallout, insurance, Mutual of Omaha, pic, picture, psa, public service announcement, radiation
Tags: China, grocery, mixed meat, pic, picture, Walmart, wtf