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Zebras don't use their stripes for camouflage, new study reports

It's a question that has intrigued scientists for decades: "Why do zebras have stripes?" Thanks to a recent study, we may now be much closer to the answer.

Butterfly eye-spots help ward off predators

Biologists have found that patterned coloration on the wings of butterflies (sometimes called "eye-spots") are an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.

Scotland’s wild spaces could see lynx and wolf return

Edinburgh - Could these two long departed predators make a return to Scotland’s wild spaces? A leading writer and an acclaimed conservationist will today argue the case for their return.

Op-Ed: Idaho wolf/coyote killing derby wants double the area for hunt

Salmon - Salmon, Idaho may be a small town by anyone's standards, with a little over 3,000 people, but they have big ideas. Located in the middle of the state along the banks of the Salmon River, it is famous for fishing, rafting, and now, wolf hunting.

Op-Ed: The Internet can be used like a drone

Salt Lake City - The military loves drones because without placing a human at risk they can attack targets. Those on the ground can wave and shout they are innocent but no one can hear them.

Pharmaceutical waste puts fish at risk

A new study has looked at the affects of pharmaceutical by-products that enter the water supply and how some by-products can affect the behavior of fish, putting them at risk.

Glowing shark found deep in the ocean

A new species of shark, found deep in the ocean, has been studied. What is unusual about the shark is that it has two bioluminescent arcs on its dorsal fins, which 'glow' to frighten predators.

Do birds hold 'funeral' for dead?

A university of California, Davis, US study on bird behavior has come out with the startling finding that birds hold ‘funerals’ for their dead relatives. The study conducted by Teresa Iglesias and colleagues is published in the journal Animal Behaviou

NHL: Former enforcer Wade Belak found dead in Toronto

Toronto - Former National Hockey League player Wade Belak has been found dead in a Toronto hotel room. The cause of his death is unknown. The 35-year-old tough guy played 14 seasons with six teams.

Sexual predators stalk small town Oregon

Baker City - Baker City is known for its quiet atmosphere, friendly people, and feeling of community. Crime is not a huge problem in this quaint town, but it does happen. Recently, there's been cause for real alarm.

Op-Ed: War stories controversial like bird craps on cat at 3000 feet

Accounts of modern warfare are becoming more and more like a bird that craps on a cat at 3000 feet through a fog, an analogy that demonstrates conflicts about the interests of the public, the government and how news is reported.

New Howl in the Wilderness: Coywolves

There’s a new animal prowling the northeastern forests, a bigger and more powerful predator: a coyote and wolf hybrid scientists are calling the Coywolf.

Meet the Latest Unconventional Action Hero: Adrien Brody

After a turn on the huge budget remake of King Kong, Adrien Brody had returned to his more low key, intellectual movies, but with the news breaking that Brody has signed on to star in the "Predators" reboot, Brody appears to enjoy the action genre

Environmentalists Plead for End to U.S. Predator-killing policy

Presenting a united front against the United States government's policy of killing predatory carnivores that prey on domesticated herds, 115 environmental groups signed a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, prevailing upon him to end the policy.

Op-Ed: A Schpritz of Pee a Day Will Keep Predators Away

No joke. There’s nothing like starting the day with a good laugh. My favorite morning radio guy started off his show today at 5 a.m. with a story about getting rid of a family of raccoons that has taken up residence in his yard.

Private Citizen Helps Fight Cyber Crime

Bill Latchford is a computer technician by trade, but because of MSNBC's program 'To Catch A Predator', Latchford has made it his mission to educate people about online predators, as well as helping catch them by posing as a teen online.

Where Can A Pedophile Find Their Next Victim? Try An Online Social Networking Venue

Go to a website, set up an account and create a profile. That is all that is required of a child in order to set up a MySpace account and is all that was needed for Kenneth Thomsa to find the four teen girls who he lured into bed and videotaped.

Another black eye for Myspace?

It seems that Myspace.com can't get any good press these days; underage girls meet men who molest them, paedophiles troll the site for pictures of children or bullies use it as a platform to harrass others.

11-Year-Old Nabs Child Predator

47-yr old child predator Mark Petersimes, who was recently featured on America's Most Wanted has been caught and arrested, thanks to an 11-yr old girl and the employees at Family Dollar store.

MySpace deletes profiles of convicted sex offenders

In a response to the demand from eight U.S. attorney generals to hand over information MySpace has gathered on convicted sex offenders that use the MySpace site. Today MySpace removed and blocked "a few thousand" user profiles today.

Child Predators could face Execution in Texas

Child predators will get death penalty for a second conviction in Texas

U.S. to Begin Drone Patrols on Canadian Border

The United States government has announced that it will begin using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol the border with Canada by this fall, in an effort to keep out possible threats.

Nature's Predators .............watch out.....dude...something bit me?

you don't even have to be stranded on some remote island to find a few of these frightening creatures
 

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2010 cattle predation by species
Data from NASS  2011.
2010 cattle predation by species Data from NASS, 2011.
USDA-NASS
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Gray wolves are one of the world s most widely distributed...
A gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Gray wolves are one of the world's most widely distributed mammals and the most studied large carnivore.
Jeff Burrell -Eurekalert
The larch ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata) is tan in colour and can have up to 10 spots. It lives in ...
The larch ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata) is tan in colour and can have up to 10 spots. It lives in needled conifers and overwinters in bark crevices. It relies on camouflage to protect itself from birds. Its toxicity levels are low.
Kurt Kulac
Lions  hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
YouTube
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
DoD photo
Unintended cattle losses by rank.
Data from NASS  2011
Unintended cattle losses by rank. Data from NASS, 2011
USDA-NASS
New technology is allowing predators to share information and abuse more easily  a report says
New technology is allowing predators to share information and abuse more easily, a report says
Thomas Coex, AFP/File
According to the description on the video   These are a few of the true conservationists who take th...
According to the description on the video, "These are a few of the true conservationists who take the time to manage predators."
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Most Lynx spiders make little use of webs  spending most of their time hunting for prey on plants.
Most Lynx spiders make little use of webs, spending most of their time hunting for prey on plants.
Jon R. Nickles - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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