Tour the Fish Farm Hidden in a Hong Kong High-Rise

In cities as crowded as Hong Kong, there is nowhere to go but up up up—even for fish. So, on the fifteenth floor of a high-rise, is a mini ocean in the sky: 80,000 liters of salt water where young groupers swim under cool, blue light. Could this be the future of urban farming? » 4/04/14 4:20pm 4/04/14 4:20pm

Sushi chef makes miniature sushi with a single grain of rice

Sushi is at its most delicious when it's simple. Obviously years of training is required to become a master sushi chef and details matter immensely but you can boil down the essence of sushi to rice and fish. Yum, however you slice it. But could you make sushi even simpler? One sushi chef did. He used a single grain of … » 3/18/14 12:00am 3/18/14 12:00am

Watch a fisherman catch a fish that gets stolen by a killer whale

Imagine going on a fishing trip with your buddies. Beers are had. Jokes are tossed. Fish are caught. And then a killer whale pops up out of nowhere to steal the halibut you just snagged to scare the hell out of you and give you an awesome story to tell. Digg found this video of a killer whale attacking a caught fish » 2/14/14 7:50pm 2/14/14 7:50pm

A tornado of fish looks like a scary sea monster demon

But it also looks sort of beautiful. In a if this school of fish surrounds you, your skin will melt, your flesh will be eaten raw and your bones will be cleaned dry kind of way. Real tornadoes are probably still scarier but fish tornadoes look like the sentient arm of some sick underworld cartoon monster. » 2/13/14 11:16pm 2/13/14 11:16pm

What Do Fertilizer, Omega-3 Pills, and Pig Feed Have in Common? A Fish

You have never seen a menhaden, but you have eaten one. Although no one sits down to a plate of these silvery, bug-eyed, foot-long fish at a seafood restaurant, menhaden travel through the human food chain mostly undetected in the bodies of other species, hidden in salmon, pork, onions, and many other foods. » 2/06/14 2:20pm 2/06/14 2:20pm

This Machine Perfectly Filets and De-Bones Fish with X-Rays and Water

Machines that can accurately and efficiently filet a fish have been used for years now to speed up processing plants—though only with farmed fish that are all the same size and weight. Fish caught in the wild usually have to be processed by hand given they vary in size, but a new machine that employs x-ray vision and… » 1/29/14 1:20pm 1/29/14 1:20pm

Stolen Ferrets, Fluorescent Fish, and the Upside of Cold

What a weird week for weather, huh? On earth, it was so cold that Canada got frostquakes. In space, a massive solar flare sent so many particles hurtling toward us that northern lights were visible outside of the Arctic circle. Here are some landscape reads for this week, taking you under the sea and deep inside of… » 1/13/14 4:40pm 1/13/14 4:40pm

Watch a tigerfish snatch a bird in mid-flight for the first time

So you're a swallow just flying along and *BAM* a fish jumps out and snatches you from the air. Scientists have been hearing rumors about this bird-eating-tigerfish for years but never put much stock in the rumors. At a lake in South Africa's Mapungubwe National Park, however, they saw this happen twenty times. » 1/11/14 12:31am 1/11/14 12:31am

Watch a sailfish try to bludgeon fish bait to death with its spear

It sounds brutal and horrible and cruel but it's actually kind of adorable. In the video, you see a sailfish—perhaps one of the most fascinating creatures of the ocean—chase down fish bait attached to a boat and try to smack the bait silly with its spear-like bill. The sailfish doesn't succeed but he goes a pretty long … » 1/02/14 11:24pm 1/02/14 11:24pm

Check Out These Pigmented Fish, Like Creatures Made from Neon Lights

Because it never gets boring to look inside creatures, living or dead, here's Cleared: a photo series by Adam Summers that straddles the super-narrow divide between science and art, showing deceased fish in various states of transparency to expose their complex insides. » 12/16/13 4:44pm 12/16/13 4:44pm

Newly discovered species will make you want to run screaming in terror

Behold the latest goddamn species discovered on Earth! The big male seems to be ready to rip apart your two arms while grabbing your thighs with those lower hooks. You wouldn't be able to scream because he'd be cracking your head with those jaws to eat your brains. Fortunately, fellow humans, these beasts are tiny. » 11/25/13 2:15am 11/25/13 2:15am

What the hell is this underwater unicorn from the infernal deeps?

Scientists have identified a mysterious animal captured in the arctic waters of Canada's Hudson Strait region. They thought this gelatinous beast was a goblin shark, but now they claim it's a Rhinochimaeridae—commonly known as "long-nosed chimaera" or "underwater unicorn from the infernal deeps die you bloody bastard die" » 11/21/13 1:26am 11/21/13 1:26am