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An Acid-Spewing ATM That Protects Itself From Thieves

How scientists turned a beetle's unusual defense mechanism into technology.

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This Alarm Calls Your Phone if Somebody Touches Your Bike

The Bluetooth device also sends alerts to other people near the presumed bicycle thief.

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How Biofuel Technology Turned Restaurant Grease Into Gold

As its value has risen, a growing class of criminals are focusing on stealing and selling used cooking oil.

Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

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Rita Crundwell: America's New Queen of Municipal Embezzlement

According to feds, the former Dixon, Illinois, comptroller spent much of the $53 million she's accused of stealing on horses with names like "Packin' Jewels" and "Have Faith in Money."

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Won't Somebody Please Stop This Guy Stealing Bikes in New York City?

Filmmaker Casey Neistat explains why he decided to reenact his famous 2005 bike-thieving experiment.

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Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

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Entire Bridge Stolen for Scrap

Stealing and reselling copper wire from abandoned homes is so yesterday