Cell phones causing decline in bee numbers? (CNET)

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  1. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    A recent scientific study suggests that bees are significantly disturbed when mobile phones are used in close proximity to the furry critters. The study may shed light on why the bee population is in decline globally.

    As bees can communicate through sound, the experiment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology observed any changes to the noises the insects made when active mobile phones were placed in their hive. The results were quite worrying.

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  2. RACKnRAIL

    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    That's funny. I made an educated guess that cell towers were to blame a couple of years ago when people were baffled as to the cause of the decline in the bee population. I mean, if you think about it, cell towers have been popping up all over the place since the early 90's and shortly after that bees started declining in population. It wasn't too hard to figure out.
  3. mountain_rage

    mountain_rage Zeropaids nipple Staff Member Moderator

    A little worrying considering bees are critical components to some plant growth.

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