2014: Mother Nature Says, “Get off my lawn!” Humans attacked by Ants, Bees, Spiders

Let’s just call it quits, people. Over the last couple of weeks, Mother Nature has decided to remind all of us who’s really in charge. Here’s the rundown of recently terrifying yet gentle reminders from her: Deadly Spiders vs Homeowners: Deleted video After purchasing a house from the previous owners who failed to disclose that it was actually a destination spot for the deadly brown recluse spider, the latest owners began discovering spiders everywhere until they were eventually bursting out of the walls. A conservative estimate of 6,000 spiders was said to be lurking in the house. [ABC News] Ants vs Tire-Changing Human: Then there’s THIS incident where some humans needed to change a tire on the side of the road and got in the way of a bunch of ants’ business. [CBS News] And finally… Bees vs Landscapers: In Arizona, several landscapers got too close to a 100-pound […] Read More

New Harvard Study Proves Why The Bees Are All Disappearing

The human race is really starting to feel the consequences of their actions. One area we are waking up to is the massive amount of pesticides we spray (especially in North America) on our food that has not only been linked to human disease, but a massive die off in the global bee population within the past few years. A new study out of Harvard University, published in the June edition of the Bulletin of Insectology puts the nail in the coffin, neonicotinoids are killing bees at an exponential rate, they are the direct cause of the phenomenon labeled as colony collapse disorder (CCD). Neonicotinoid’s are the world’s most widely used insecticides. (1) “The results from this study not only replicate findings from the previous study, but also reinforce the conclusion that the sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids is likely the main culprit for the occurrence of CCD.” (1) For this study, […] Read More

The Bees Are Back…As Robots? Harvard Project Funds The Engineering Of Robotic Bees Soon To Be In Flight

With the alarming decline in the honey bee population sweeping our globe, fear of the multi-billion dollar crop industry collapsing has been on many people’s minds. To tackle this issue, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been working with staff from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Northeastern University’s Department of Biology to develop robot bees. Yes that’s right, Robobees. And according to a new video just released, these insectoid automatons have already taken flight. According to the creators of Robobee: The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work . . . Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, the robot was inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second. Environmental organization […] Read More

Colony Collapse Disorder & Nanobee’s

You’re traveling through this dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of heavy greed. A journey into a flipped out land whose boundaries are that of the darkest  imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Real World! After reading and viewing the following information, I can’t even think of a good explicit remark. Why isn’t this being investigated no hold barred, something is wrong in Disneyland, Lucy. I remember growing up and bees were everywhere, and stepping on a bee was common fun summertime activity.  The future now holds, you might step on a Robobee, and they probably bite. WTF!   Well lets start this ride and see where we end up. Fasten your seatbelts and  we will start with the Basic’s from Wikipedia, for better understanding Colony collapse disorder http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony collapse disorder Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear. …    The […] Read More