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Feast Your Eyes: Why Bees Matter

It's not just honey. The decline in honey bees is also about money. Lots of it.

If you plan on eating in the coming years, you might want to check out this infographic.

Created by Montreal's FFunction, the full graphic depicts the rapid decline of honey bees, which which have been dying for reasons that are both scary and mysterious since scientists first noticed Colony Collapse Disorder in 2006.


Without bees, it's unclear if bumblebees (which are in the midst of their own crisis), thrips, or other creatures would be able to pollinate the flowering plants and trees that need it, especially high-value crops like fruits and nuts. The above section shows that honey bees' value to U.S. agriculture alone, drawn from this Cornell report, is $15 to 20 billion a year.

Without them, clearly, we'd be living in a vastly different world.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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