Why are bees important?


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Bees are important, right? That seems to be the general consensus. But is it true? And should you still care even if you don’t eat honey. Phil argues that the answer is ‘yes’ and presents his top five reasons that explain just why bees are so important.

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CovertBand: Activity Information Leakage Using Music

Published on Aug 15, 2017
Paul G. Allen School researchers present CovertBand, which transforms commodity devices with microphones and speakers into active sonar systems capable of tracking people’s movement and activities – even through walls, doors and windows. The high-frequency sonar pulses are concealed within the beats of popular songs, making CovertBand indistinguishable. This means that an attacker can implement the attack remotely by using music apps that play the modified versions of popular songs. To learn more, visit http://musicattacks.cs.washington.edu/.

See the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017

Total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 – Landfall on the Oregon coast from Michael Zeiler on Vimeo.

See the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. This animation simulates the view of the Moon's shadow as it enters the US at the Oregon coast. This animated map is built with an accurate imagery and terrain base map utilizing extremely accurate figures for the Moon's shadow developed by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. This video can be freely shared on social media, on websites and blogs, and broadcast media. To view this best, download the HD version from Vimeo and watch full-screen on your device.

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How a Mushroom Could Solve the Honeybee Crisis

Honeybee populations have decreased at an alarming rate worldwide in the past decade. Watch how one team of researchers is using compounds extracted from a common mushroom to combat the parasitic mite capable of decimating honeybee colonies.

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Points For “Good Behaviour”: Canadian Government Introduces the Creepiest App Ever

Yes, the Canadian government has rolled out an app that gives you points for eating well and exercising and taking quizzes about the flu shot and other healthy activities! And everyone seems totally fine with this. Welcome to the future, everyone, because the totalitarian states of tomorrow will be more carrot then stick, and we will all be pigeons in a virtual Skinner box. What could go wrong?

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