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08

Jul

Articles like this make us wonder: Are stories of crime and mayhem causing us to become more distrustful of each other?
Think you know how to spot a psychopath? Think againA retired FBI profiler explains why you shouldn’t trust your gut when it comes to people you don’t know.

Articles like this make us wonder: Are stories of crime and mayhem causing us to become more distrustful of each other?

Think you know how to spot a psychopath? Think again
A retired FBI profiler explains why you shouldn’t trust your gut when it comes to people you don’t know.

16

Jun

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachersKnown for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachers
Known for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

07

Apr

How ‘waste crime’ is costing governments millionsIt’s often thought of as a minor misdemeanor, but illegal dumping of trash has a real price tag, and it’s often linked to organized crime.

How ‘waste crime’ is costing governments millions
It’s often thought of as a minor misdemeanor, but illegal dumping of trash has a real price tag, and it’s often linked to organized crime.

22

Jan

Nut job: Thieves are stealing California walnuts by the truckloadSoaring prices have made walnuts, almonds and other nuts a tempting target.

Nut job: Thieves are stealing California walnuts by the truckload
Soaring prices have made walnuts, almonds and other nuts a tempting target.

15

Jan

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardensThe tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardens
The tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

08

Jan

Ferreted away: Who’s stealing the UK’s ferrets?A strange ferret-theft spree has struck England — and it’s not the first time.

Ferreted away: Who’s stealing the UK’s ferrets?
A strange ferret-theft spree has struck England — and it’s not the first time.

27

Sep

Convicted geologist denounces manslaughter chargesScientists outside of Italy fear that the verdict could have a chilling effect on researchers who communicate earthquake risk.

Convicted geologist denounces manslaughter charges
Scientists outside of Italy fear that the verdict could have a chilling effect on researchers who communicate earthquake risk.

24

Sep

How elephant poaching helped fund Kenya terrorist attackThe recent terrorist attack in Kenya may not seem like a story about sustainability or the environment, but in fact there is a disturbing connection between the deadly attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, which has left at least 68 dead and more than 150 injured and the illegal ivory trade that fuels poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

How elephant poaching helped fund Kenya terrorist attack
The recent terrorist attack in Kenya may not seem like a story about sustainability or the environment, but in fact there is a disturbing connection between the deadly attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, which has left at least 68 dead and more than 150 injured and the illegal ivory trade that fuels poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

16

Sep

World’s smallest pony kidnapped, possibly being held for ransomItalian police suspect the Mafia may be behind the purloined pony.

World’s smallest pony kidnapped, possibly being held for ransom
Italian police suspect the Mafia may be behind the purloined pony.

10

Sep

Brain wave ID system could make carjacking a thing of the pastThe new system would safely stop the car if the wrong brain waves were detected.

Brain wave ID system could make carjacking a thing of the past
The new system would safely stop the car if the wrong brain waves were detected.