NASA shuttle technology helps test tree strength
NASA's space shuttle program may be grounded, but technology used to explore the solar system is making history in ways that may surprise you.
Powerful tool to fight wildlife crime unveiled
A free high-tech tool to combat the wildlife poaching crisis was offered to grassroots rangers by a consortium of conservation organizations at the World Conservation Congress.
Study: High school sports involvement connected to lower rates of major crime and suspension
(Phys.org)—If high school administrators want to create a positive environment, they should encourage students to participate in sports.
Haitians struggle with the costs associated with crime
(Phys.org)—As violent crime continues to rise in Haiti, more households are helping their children cope with the trauma as well as deal with burdensome funeral and burial costs, a new University of Michigan ...
Foreclosure crisis and metropolitan crime rates
The housing foreclosure crisis has been blamed for widespread economic and social problems in the United States, including reduced property values, depressed consumer spending and a decline in government services. Some observers ...
Online scammers using 'FBI message' to demand money
The FBI warned computer users on Thursday to ignore a fake message, purportedly from its officers, that freezes people's screens and demands that they pay a fine for visiting inappropriate websites.
Shelling out evidence: NIST ballistic standard helps tie guns to criminals
(Phys.org) -- Thanks to a new reference standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), law enforcement agencies will have an easier time linking the nearly 200,000 cartridge ...
Interpol wildlife operation results mark Global Tiger Day
Interpol marked Global Tiger Day Sunday by announcing the results of an operation to help save the endangered species that saw 40 arrests and the seizure of big cat skins and other body parts.
ASU criminologists find higher teenage delinquency rate in China
(Phys.org) -- A new study found Chinese teenagers and young adults are involved in higher rates of delinquency and violence than reported in previous research. The findings, published in the latest online ...
Cyber defenders urged to go on the offense
Computer security champions on Wednesday were urged to hunt down and eliminate hackers, spies, terrorists and other online evildoers to prevent devastating Internet Age attacks.
Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime
Mexico's interior minister suggested Wednesday that a mobile software app could help crack down on the country's crippling drug-related crime.
WikiLeaks 'back open for donations' after banking blockade
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said Wednesday that it had found a way to get around the banking blockade that has dramatically cut its donations over the last 18 months.
Google search for human traffickers, drug cartels (Update)
Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more challenging: criminals.
Crime may rise along with Earth's temperatures
When most people think about global warming, they envision rising temperatures and sea levels. Robert Agnew, a professor of sociology at Emory, thinks about rising crime rates.