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How biological control agents could get invasive stinging wasps to buzz off

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.07.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Carolien van Zyl, Stellenbosch University South Africa is home to a number of invasive insect species. One such species, the Vespula germanica (Germa...

Do Psychopaths Genuinely Lack Empathy, Or Are They Feeling You?

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 06.07.2016 | Crime
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

Whether in a dark alley or a high-rise tower, the psychopath seeks to dominate others in order to satisfy their own desires. To deploy fear, shame or deceit to acquire your submission, the psychopath needs to know how you feel and how you will react.

North Carolina and the Specter of the Predatory 'Other'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh - erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to t...

This Tiny, Bloodthirsty Bird Impales Its Prey With Thorns

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

Sometimes the cutest ones are the most brutal. Take the shrike: It’s little. It’s a bird. Some varieties have black feathers on their faces that m...

Humans Are a "Unique Super-Predator" Claims New Research: We Really do Kill Here, There, and Everywhere

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.21.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

While the BBC essay and others, including the original report in Science, do not make for especially pleasant reading, I urge everyone to read something about this new groundbreaking study, for its results are important for every single human on Earth.

5 Things You Should Know About the CIA's 'Robotic' Drone Assassination Campaign

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

For all the fact that drone strikes are regularly reported by the media, very few Americans have a basic understanding of the contours, tactics, geography, strategy and weaponry used in the CIA's largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam era.

11 Illustrations That Remind Us Just How Adorable the Circle of Life Can Be

Alex Solis | Posted 06.04.2016 | Arts
Alex Solis

Savage. Menacing. Ruthless. Predators get a pretty bad rap. But behind those jagged teeth, powerful jaws and razor-sharp claws, every predator has a softer side. Maybe even an adorable one.

The Killing of An American Hostage by a Drone in Pakistan. Is the CIA's Assassination Campaign Out of Control?

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Clearly the strike that killed the two hostages on January 15th was not a random drone attack on an innocent Pashtun tribesman's house. The CIA had come to the correct conclusion via spies, eavesdropping and or surveillance that Taliban terrorists were holed up in the compound and launched a "signature strike" on it.

Losing My Chickens -- Lessons Learned

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Geri Spieler

I understand raccoons need to eat too, just not my chickens. I can't argue with nature, but I can keep my pets safe. Although their suburban yard is large, they have limited space to run and hid for cover. They are trapped.

Defending the Predators: The Argument for the Killer Drone

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

Wild claims by anti-drone activists dominate the conversation, since the CIA and military have an official policy of not commenting on drone strikes. Average U.S. citizens cannot talk to drone pilots to find out whom they are killing based on what intelligence and why. However, recently, at a conference on drones at Boston College, I got the extraordinary opportunity to do just that.

An Open Letter to John Grisham About Child Pornography

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Children as young as 3 and 4 are often shown as sex objects in child porn and even those who are older do not often have the "choice" or the capability to make a "choice" to be involved. This is a clear and simple form of predation.

How to Fix a Squirrel

Ken Thompson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Science
Ken Thompson

Earlier this year the UK government finally gave up on trying to control the American grey squirrel in the UK. Which prompts the question: Why has the grey squirrel been such a success in Britain?

The Real Heroes -- Standing Up to Sexual Predators

Avital Zeisler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Avital Zeisler

By taking action, Michael M. and John Kirby were able to provide investigators with information. As difficult as this must have been for them, they acted not to save themselves but to help prevent other boys from being exploited by a sexual predator.

Finally Some Hope for America's Rare Jaguars

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

By protecting some of the jaguars' most important habitat, we're opening the possibility that these cats may find their way north from Mexico either on their own or with help from people, forming a population of jaguars in the United States for the first time in decades.

Fake Fights About Big Forces

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Not every child abduction can be prevented. There are, however, ways to help keep your child safer. Here are five tips to ensure safer practices with your children.

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

What's the Matter With Idaho?

Noah Greenwald | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Idaho's hateful treatment of wolves has reached disturbing new lows in recent weeks. Late last month the sadly misnamed "Idaho for Wildlife" held a two-day "predator derby" out of Salmon, Idaho, offering prizes for the most coyotes and wolves killed and the biggest wolf taken.

Stop the Slaughter: Time to Rein in Wildlife Services' Reign of Terror

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The agency's unregulated killing gets worse with each passing year. After more than 100 years of ruthless, indiscriminate killing, the carnage must stop. The Department of Agriculture must finally rein in this indefensible reign of terror.

Death of Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf Is a Troubling Sign of Things to Come

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

With a gorgeous gray coat and fearless spirit, she was a true rock star from the wolf world. Sadly, a year ago this Friday, 832F crossed the invisible boundary of the national park, entering Wyoming, and was gunned down by a hunter.

15 Security Tips for Back And Forth To School

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

The security-minded folks at Schlage locks want America's families to know their options as their kids head back and forth to school. Always keep in m...

Are You Ready For Google Glass? 3 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Sue Scheff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

As Google Glass enters our society, we need to be sure that us as parents understand the anticipated effects on safety and privacy. Although we can't control others' behavior, we can be social media role models for our kids.

Online Sexual Predators Beware: There's a New 'Bot' in Town

Russ Warner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

With natural language processing and memory of past conversations, Negobot uses slang, misspellings, and pop-culture knowledge to sound like a stereotypical teenage girl.

America's Wolves Don't Deserve This

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The Obama administration is giving up on America's wolves. On Friday morning, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plans to strip Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the lower 48 states.

Don't Pull the Plug on America's Wolves

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

No, wolves will never be as abundant as they once were across North America, and nobody expects that. But restoring them to just 5 percent of where they once lived, then calling it quits and hunting them down again by the thousands? That's just wrong.