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So My Cell Phone’s Not a Killer?

Megan Larson Oct 7, 2010

Do you remember the post we ran in May about how cell phones are likely responsible for mass honey bee death? Well, our phones have been pardoned…for now.

The New York Times reports on a band of military scientists and entomologists who have pinpointed two other suspects: Fungus and a virus. How the two work together to kill the bees remains a question, but scientists are looking into it. Although the findings don’t totally solve the bee mystery, at least I can feel guilty about one less thing in life — my iPhone is not a murderer.

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