Norway's Turning Power Plant Emissions Into Fish Oil

With millions of tons of carbon dioxide billowing into the atmosphere from our power plants, one possible solution to the pollution is carbon capture—sequestering the greenhouse gas before it ever leaves the plant. But then what do you do with all that carbon? Norway has a interesting new plan: farm salmon. » 7/16/14 6:39pm 7/16/14 6:39pm

Airplane drops fish bombs to repopulate lake

If you think you're looking at an engine blowing out in the plane above, you wouldn't exactly be right. The plane is actually stocking a remote lake with fish by dropping them into the water from the air like it would a bomb. It's a method that's used all around the country but looks completely nutty when you see it… » 7/09/14 9:41pm 7/09/14 9:41pm

Just Like Stupid Humans, Fish Get Cocky When They Drink

We humans love booze as liquid courage, but we're not the only ones who feel extra capable after a few swigs. New research shows that a tipsy zebra fish will swim faster than the sober fish in its school—like a big showoff. And just like humans, the sober fish will speed up rather than be outdone by a drunkard.… » 5/17/14 7:00pm 5/17/14 7:00pm

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… » 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