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Nightmarish Wasp Has More Than A Few Skeletons In Its Closet

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here's some useful advice for the world's ants: Whatever you do, stay away from the "bone-house wa...

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

Woman Pilots of WWII: Soaring Above the Glass Ceiling

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.16.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Long before women talked about cracking the glass ceiling, they took to the skies. In 1942, most of our combat pilots were in the war zones creating a shortage of qualified pilots back here at home. Who was left that could do this work?

DRUNK WASPS: Just When You Thought They Couldn't Get Worse

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.09.2013 | Weird News

Humanity's worst fear has been realized: wasps are getting drunk. And they're not fun drunks, either. The British Red Cross is warning citizens of ...

US Publishers Remain Fascinated by Lives of the Fading WASP Elite

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alan Elsner

In modern America, the heyday of the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, also known as the WASP, is some decades behind us. But in American literature, WASPs continue to fascinate -- perhaps because the publishing industry is one of their last redoubts.

Lynne Peeples

Battling Agricultural Pests With Natural Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

The 15 million wasp eggs scattered across neighborhoods in Sacramento and San Luis Obispo counties represent a rare return to historical methods of pe...

Weekly Mulch: The Dirty Truth about Natural Gas and Energy Innovation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evide...

WATCH: The Queens Of Comedy Rip Into Anderson Cooper, Betty White & More

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On Tuesday night, a special edition of "AC360" paid tribute to four ground-breaking "Queens of Comedy": Joan Rivers, Joy Behar, Kathy Griffin and the ...

Micro Monsters

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A new book, 'Micro Monsters', showcases some of the planet's most horrible insects and microscopic beasts. British author and trained zoologist, Tom J...

Obama's Conumdrum: A WASP On The Court?

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

President Obama faces a complex political calculus in deciding whether to nominate a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) to the Supreme Court. Of the...

Damned Dapper: The Preppy "Go-to-Hell" Look

Christian Chensvold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christian Chensvold

Put on a fresh pot of coffee and settle down for what is, as far as I know, the first-ever history of the whimsical WASP penchant for madras blazers, lobster-embroidered trousers, and sweaters in pink and kelly green.

Wasps Help Fig Trees Have Sex Over Long Distances

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In an environment full of pollinator promiscuity, the symbiotic relationship between the wasp and fig compel a loyalty uncommon in the natural world--...

Parasitic Wasps As Pesticides? Researchers Say They Could Be Better

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A group of scientists who sequenced the genomes of three parasitic wasp species say their work has revealed that the tiny insects have features useful...

Empty Radioactive Wasp Nests Bug Cleanup Workers

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. — If workers cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear site didn't have enough to worry about, now they've got to deal wi...