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Bee Brains on Aluminum

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  • Bee Brains on Aluminum

    For a critter that only lives six weeks, it just doesn't seem fair....

    Sputnik News explains that, for their study on bees' decline, Exley and Goulson took bee pupae (the "bag" larvae form before turning into fully grown bumblebees) from naturally foraging populations in the UK, then analyzing it for aluminum levels, as it had been already found that they don't avoid eating nectar with high levels of this metal.

    The results were staggering, possibly shedding some light into the bees' decline crisis: these pupae were found to be highly contaminated with the metal, and individual contents went from 13 to 200ppm; in fact, 3 ppm could be potentially harmful to human brain tissue, and so the excessive amount on bees could prove an important factor in their decline over the past years.

    http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/20800/20150606/bees-decline-aluminum-caused-alzheimer-s-might-be-killing-insects.htm
    Comedy aside, it is interesting.

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    Rachel Carson’s book ‘Silent Spring’ is now 53 years old.
    “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
    “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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      Carson's book sparked a movement that directly resulted in the deaths of over one million people. Unintended consequences come both ways.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
        Carson's book sparked a movement that directly resulted in the deaths of over one million people. Unintended consequences come both ways.
        How so?
        Oh I see what you've been reading:
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymil...dly-fantasies/
        Last edited by firstfloor; 06-08-2015, 06:19 PM.
        “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
        “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
        “not all there” - you know who you are

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        • #5
          Nah, I'd read refutations of Carson years ago. I specifically had the Sri Lankan disaster in mind - more than a million dead in five years. Miller's cites estimates of 10's of millions.


          Thanks for the link!
          Last edited by Teallaura; 06-09-2015, 09:01 PM.

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