Despite the Doctor's supposition (Doctor Who, The Stolen Earth) that the bees were led off planet by wavelengths in the Tandocca Scale, it seems the answer is more terrestrial. A new study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology reports that honeybees are "fatally confused by the electromagnetic signals coming out of cellphones."
We've heard a lot about the decline of bees in recent years. And while the causes are not yet fully understood, a group of people in England came up with a solution: a "refueling and nesting center" for bees. That's right, just like that bird feeder in your yard, this little contraption will help bees survive when they can't find a natural habitat.
Bees have a pretty good sense of smell. So good in fact that Susana Soares has been studying practical applications for this extraordinary skill. One of them involves this weird glass apparatus.
What is this woman doing? Why is her head half-submerged in a bubble filled with bees? The bubble is a prototype of an invention that The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) is currently exhibiting called Design...