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Submission + - Do Bayer's Pesticides Make Worker Bees Lazy? (motherjones.com)

warewolfsmith writes: Corn prices remain quite high, driven up by the summer's prolonged drought. And since the United States is by far the globe's largest corn producer, prices will likely stay high until the next bumper crop in the Midwest replenishes global corn reserves. What does the health of bees have to do with the corn crop? A growing weight of evidence links a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are used on nearly the entire US corn crop, to declining bee health.

Submission + - Australia - 45% of Dick Smith stores to close (dicksmith.com.au)

warewolfsmith writes: Some of our stores are in the process of closing. These stores will not be participating in our regular catalogue promotions. We want to make sure you head to the right stores for all of our hottest offers and latest deals. The closing stores will be running fantastic closing down discounts across the entire store until all stock is cleared. Of course they failed state how many are closing, according to soon to be unemployed staff members, almost half will close.
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Submission + - Satellite Shows Chinese Carrier In Yellow Sea (huffingtonpost.com)

warewolfsmith writes: "A commercial U.S. satellite company said it has captured a photo of China's first aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea off the Chinese coast. DigitalGlobe Inc. said Wednesday one of its satellites photographed the carrier Dec. 8. A DigitalGlobe analyst found the image Tuesday while searching through photos."

Submission + - Whatever happened to dual booting OS's

warewolfsmith writes: Multi core processors bought with them the promise of simultaneous dual booted Operating Systems, running Windows and Linux side by side etc. What happened to the dream of digital nirvana?

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