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