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Mobile phone-induced honeybee worker piping

Daniel FAVRE

Scientific collaborator in the Laboratory of Cellular Biotechnology (LBTC), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology(EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Abstract

The worldwide maintenance of the honeybee has major ecological, economic, and political implications. In the present study, electromagnetic waves originating from mobile phones were tested for potential effects on honeybee behavior. Mobile phone handsets were placed in the close vicinity of honeybees.The sound made by the bees was recorded and analyzed. The audiograms and spectrograms revealed that activemobile phone handsets have a dramatic impact on the behavior of the bees, namely by inducing the worker piping signal. In natural conditions, worker piping either announces the swarming process of the bee colony or is a signal of a disturbed bee colony.

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the mathematics of war

by betmo

this absolutely blew me away. i don’t know what it means or how it may help- but it is certainly a case for advocating math and science over creationism.

h/t dandelion salad

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FDA requires no tracking system for clones or labeling of products produced from clones or their offspring.

centerforfood safety.org

(January 15, 2008) Washington, DC – Today, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) condemned the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) irresponsible determination that milk and meat from cloned animals are safe for sale to the public. In addition, the FDA is requiring no tracking system for clones or labeling of products produced from clones or their offspring. This action comes at a time when the U.S. Senate has voted twice to delay FDA’s decision on cloned animals until additional safety and economic studies can be completed by the National Academy of Sciences and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Don’t worry, bee happy


Well, here it is from the horses mouth folks. BIO bragging about their lobbying efforts during the Bu$h administration. All we can hope for is that the horse wasn’t genetically altered with Bill Orielly’s genes, because, needless to mention, that would be like mr. Ed’s worst night mare.

About BIO

Government Relations

“Most biotech observers look to Wall Street for insights on the industry’s prospects, but in fact, what happens in Washington and the statehouses has a profound impact on the bottom line. In 2002, BIO’s Government Relations Department won a number of legislative victories, with the signing of laws to limit liability, improve biodefense and promote biotech research. Equally important,BIO’s lobbying team beat back measures that would have decimated intellectual property protection and permitted reimportation of potentially dangerous counterfeit drugs. BIO also staked out positions on issues that remain in play as of early 2003, including proposals to expand Medicare drug coverage and change stock option accounting.”

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by Geezer Power

Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee

The Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) has been Chartered pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, and Section 101-6.1015, Title 41 Code of Federal Regulations. The committee provides independent advice to the Director of the Office of Science on complex scientific and technological issues that arise in the planning, implementation, and management of the Fusion Energy Sciences program. A new charter was signed in August 2007, and will be in effect for 2 years. The charter was modified on November 6, 2008. The substantive change in this revision is that the Secretary of Energy has delegated to the Under Secretary for Science the authority to nominate, appoint, renew the term of, and terminate the service of members of the Committee. In addition, the modified charter recognizes that the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration have recently implemented a joint program of research in the field of High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas. When the Committee is asked to deal with issues related to this joint program, it will do so in the manner described in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached to the Charter.

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Hmm, interesting concept* wonder if there is anyone out there who will notice. I will be participating, always the optimist when it comes to group think, and I hope that the participation is 100%. If our troubled old planet is being observed from other lifeforms in our galaxy an event like this might get their attention. Not only could the light fluxuation be seen, on an hourly basis, but a decrease in energy could be observed.

With a flick of the light switch, we the sheeple will have spoken and if this is successful at all we might consider greater sacrifices as we, “shudder” shut down our computers, telephones, radios, teevee’s, and all the other amenities that we consider indespsensible. With any luck, maybe next year, we could have a “The Day The Earth Stood Still” moment…G:

YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE

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by Geezer Power…10:41 am


Well folks, it’s time to take a deep breath and go sit on the beach somewhere to reflect on what’s happening to life on Planet Earth. According to scientific studies the sex characteristics of vertebrate life are evolving toward a unisex condition. This at a time when science is making breakthroughs in genetic engineering and the human genome has been mapped. We are now eating genetically engineered food, both animal and vegetable, and at the same time ingesting a plethora of chemical compounds that are saturating the environment. I have a feeling that if Charles Darwin were around today, he would be doing a whole lot of documenting, and would probably come up with a new theory. The theory of degeneration.

It’s official: Men really are the weaker sex

Evolution is being distorted by pollution, which damages genitals and the ability to father offspring, says new study.

Geoffrey Lean reports

Sunday, 7 December 2008

The male gender is in danger, with incalculable consequences for both humans and wildlife, startling scientific research from around the world reveals.

The research – to be detailed tomorrow in the most comprehensive report yet published – shows that a host of common chemicals is feminising males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including people.

Backed by some of the world’s leading scientists, who say that it “waves a red flag” for humanity and shows that evolution itself is being disrupted, the report comes out at a particularly sensitive time for ministers. On Wednesday, Britain will lead opposition to proposed new European controls on pesticides, many of which have been found to have gender bending effects.

It also follows hard on the heels of new American research which shows that baby boys born to women exposed to widespread chemicals in pregnancy are born with smaller penises and feminised genitals.

“This research shows that the basic male tool kit is under threat,” says Gwynne Lyons, a former government adviser on the health effects of chemicals, who wrote the report.

Wildlife and people have been exposed to more than 100,000 new chemicals in recent years, and the European Commission has admitted that 99 per cent of them are not adequately regulated. There is not even proper safety information on 85 per cent of them.

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