Scientists discover what’s killing bees
As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass
die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the
US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow.
Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee
deaths and the rather scary results show that averting beemageddon will
be much more difficult than previously thought. Click To Read More
US adults are dumb
WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t
measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new
twist: Adults don’t either.
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills
considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength –
American adults scored below the international average on a global test,
according to results released Tuesday. Click To Read More
Living Off The Land
Ah, living off the land. Thriving in the wilderness with the use of your
skills. It is the ultimate goal of many bushcrafters and survivalists.
Numerous posts have been written on forums about this subject, and as
soon as one ends, another is started. Of course, actual evidence is
rarely presented. We often fall back on positions such as “our ancestors
did it, so clearly I can do it”, or “I was out last week and saw a
bunch of cattails and barriers, so my food sources are secure”. Click To Read More
Western U.S. best for business
For the third year in a row, Wyoming has fostered the nation’s best
business climate, thanks to low rates on corporate and personal income
taxes made possible by a booming oil industry, according to a new report
from the Tax Foundation. Click To Read More
Obamacare: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities
Maryland's Health Connection, the state's Obamacare marketplace, has
been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment. If users
are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the
a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites that often go unread.
Nevertheless, users are asked to check off a box that they agree to the
terms. Click To Read More
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