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The Empire of the Ants

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

In antediluvian Evanston, that is, before three weeks ago, a few confused ants would wander about the kitchen counter, lost on their way to ant conventions or curious about life beyond the baseboards.

Sick of Cyanide

Nicole Rosmarino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nicole Rosmarino

Each year, a federal agency kills thousands of coyotes, wolves, bears, eagles and other native carnivores on behalf of agribusiness using two lethal poisons.

Is There Arsenic In Your Apple Juice?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Newspaper investigation finds that most apple juice is laced with some level of arsenic. But how much is too much?...

Kitchen Worker Arrested For Attempted Poisoning Of Students

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A kitchen worker at an exclusive English boarding school has been arrested for trying to poison a batch of soup being prepared for stud...

Fun-Filled Rock of Ages' Knowing Concert Escort

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

The best thing about Rock of Ages is that it nods knowingly at the audience in ways no other show does. The show is a re-interpretation of the experience of being at the theater.

Mice Infest UK Parliament: House Of Lords Considers Cats For Westminster Palace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The House of Lords has a momentous decision to make: Should it get cats to chase the mice that have infested one of Britain's most famo...

Mirror Images: Reflecting The Best Of YOU

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

'Firing' clients can have the added benefit of replacing them with new clients that appreciate your effort, pay their invoices on time and with whom you enjoy working.

Kisha Jones Tried To Abort, Poison, AND Kill Baby Of Husband's Mistress

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City woman pretended to be a hospital administrator, called an emergency room and tried to get hospital staff to take the ...

James Lewis, Tylenol Poisoning Suspect, Promotes New Book 'POISON!'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors are moving closer to making a case against James Lewis, the prime suspect in the 1982 Tylenol poisonings that left seven dead. But Lewis w...

Man Tied To Poisoned Tylenol Case Writes A Book, Dodges Questions

Boston Heral | Laura Crimaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Cambridge man accused of extortion in connection to the 1982 deaths of seven people from cyanide- laced Tylenol capsules in the Chicago area appeare...

Harvard: Lab Workers Poisoned By Tainted Coffee

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Six Harvard University medical researchers were poisoned in August after drinking coffee that was laced with a chemical preservative, a...

Shock And Caw: Pesky Starlings Sill Overwhelm

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY — The next time the sky darkens with a flock of noisy unwelcome starlings, blame Shakespeare – or, better yet, a few of his...

A Long-Overdue Apology to Bret Michaels.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I sincerely hope that your injuries are not as painful as listening to your performance was. I wish you well with your recovery.

Agricultural Pesticides a Major Threat to Lions

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sold legally to farmers for their crops, Furadan is all too accessible to herders, ranchers and pastoralists who use it to poison predators which might kill their livestock.

Poison: One Lump or Two?

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrew Kimbrell

As with mercury levels in corn syrup, our government agencies have simply not taken the time to conduct proper research, preferring rather to push genetically modified sugar beat initiatives at the whim of Monsanto and other agribusinesses.

Chocolate or Pills Which Is Worse for Pets?

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindy Letchworth

The ASPCA has reminded us pet lovers that certain valentine treats can be harmful to our furry companions.

Taking Mercury off the Table

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

Emissions from coal-fired power plants release airborne mercury, which eventually settles in bodies of water and, with the help of bacteria, is transformed into the very toxic methyl mercury.

Rain, Autism, and Mercury

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

A new study makes one thing fairly clear to me: Autism is not a purely genetic disorder -- our changing, endangered, dirty environment is playing a role.

Alabama Dems Benefit From GOP Congressman's Toxic Ties To Saddam

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

GOP candidate Mike Rogers took money from a donor whose poison was found in the hands of Hussein's regime. The poison-maker also contributed to Roger's personal PAC shortly after a bill to ban the substance was introduced to a House Committee on which Rogers sits.

The VMAs Need To Call It A Day

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

Sadly, with the advent of antidepressants and the rise of Disney on the Billboard charts, Kid Rock and Tommy Lee's slap fight last year may have provided the show's last unscripted punch.

A Night Out With Poison's Bret Michaels

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

THE beer was chilling inside Bret Michaels's dark wood-paneled tour bus just minutes after a recent set at the Meadowlands when word filtered back to ...

Poison's Rikki Rockett Arrested On Rape Charge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Poison drummer Rikki Rockett was arrested on a rape warrant and his case was turned over to the district attorney's office...