The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie. » 9/17/14 11:24pm Wednesday 11:24pm

A Mobile Aquarium Steered By a Fish Named José

As mesmerizing as an aquarium full of fish can be, it's hard to not feel bad about imprisoning them in a glass cell. And maybe that's partly what inspired Adam Ben-Dor, the creator of that awesome animated Pixar-like desk lamp, to build the Abovemarine; a glass bowl on omni-directional wheels that lets its sole… » 9/16/14 8:50am 9/16/14 8:50am

These walking fish raised out of water on land help explain evolution

We know that hundreds of millions of years ago that fish left the water and eventually evolved into land animals. But what if we could see it happen right now? We sort of can. Scientists are raising fish to survive outside of water and to walk on land and they're changing right before our eyes. » 8/27/14 11:54pm 8/27/14 11:54pm

Giant goliath fish swallows a shark whole in just one bite

Sometimes the shark plays the role of David. Especially when it goes up against the giant Goliath Grouper who looks more like a swimming Godzilla than a fish. And in real life, David the shark doesn't have a shot against the Goliath fish because the ginormous creature can swallow the 4-foot shark whole in one bite. » 8/20/14 11:00pm 8/20/14 11:00pm

The Salmon Cannon Will Launch Live Fish Over Dams

It's not easy being a migratory fish these days. Not only do you have to deal with natural obstacles like friggin bears, there are also man-made obstacles standing in the way—like 500-foot-tall dams. One enterprising company has figured out a safe and effective way to get around these problems: a fish cannon. » 8/13/14 12:13pm 8/13/14 12:13pm

The Plan to Save Bluefin Tuna By Using Science to Farm It On Land

The bluefin tuna is a magnificent creature. A silvery torpedo, it grows as big as 1,000 pounds, swims as fast as cars, and survives the cold waters of the ocean, weirdly enough, as warm-blooded fish. Oh, it also happens to be pretty tasty as sushi. Thanks to our growing sushi appetites, the bluefin tuna seems likely… » 7/30/14 6:47pm 7/30/14 6:47pm

Giant goliath fish punks a fisherman and then steals his fish and gun

This goliath grouper sure isn't happy about sharing the waters with us humans. It grumpily swims over to the man spearfishing, intimidates him with a little head butt and then steals the fish he caught. Even worse, he took the guy's gun for a little joy ride. It's like stealing someone's date right in front of them. » 7/29/14 11:49pm 7/29/14 11:49pm

These beige bars somehow turn into frozen fish sticks

Hmm, frozen fish sticks sure start off looking suspiciously like the protein blocks from Snowpiercer and you know how that turned out (if you watched the movie). But this is all fish! Minced cod, to be exact. The frozen blocks of fish supposedly trap the flavor and are presumably more efficient to ship. » 7/25/14 1:18am 7/25/14 1:18am

This video shows that freaking fish are the closest thing to Alien

This slow motion video shows how fish actually eat. Instead of moving their whole bodies as most people think, they expand and throw their jaws forward to create a space where water rushes into their mouths to suck in their prey. It's kind of gross and disgusting—but so damn cool. » 7/24/14 7:54pm 7/24/14 7:54pm

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