How Your Cell Phone Is Killing Bees And Starving The Planet

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Believe it or not, bees are pretty important. They pollinate the food we eat. And their declining population is a major concern for some scientists.Now a new study says cell phones are to blame.

A Swiss scientist named Daniel Favre conducted the study, and concluded cell phone signals can cause bees to make extra noise, which is a signal to leave the hive. When cell phones are placed near a hive, it acts as a barrier, keeping bees from returning.

When worker bees abandon the hive, the hive as a whole suffers. Thus, the decline in bee population, and a major scare for food scientists.

[Via Fast Company]

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