Monday, June 11, 2007

Maybe it's not all it's cracked up to bee

So we've had a few posts about the drastically declining bee population (here, here and here). Well apparently according an article in the International Herald Tribune, cell phones might not be the cause of all the problems. It claims that the study was too small to be significant. One of the men conducting the experiment had this to say:

"It's not my fault if people misinterpret our data," said Kimmel. "Ever since The Independent wrote their article, for which they never called or wrote to us, none of us have been able to do any of our work because all our time has been spent in phone calls and e-mails trying to set things straight. This is a horror story for every researcher to have your study reduced to this. Now we are trying to force things back to normal."

Did we all jump the gun on this or is it really going to be a problem. Sadly, it looks like only time will tell - for now.
(Photo: sweet_srrndr72)

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