Rare view of the ocean glowing blue against the Milky Way

Today's Earth Picture of the Day is extraordinarily beautiful and rare: Fine art and landscape photographer Fefo Boouvier captured a large population of bioluminescent noctiluca glowing against the Milky Way in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the little town of Barra de Valizas, Uruguay. » 8/02/14 12:15pm 8/02/14 12:15pm

Mysterious "Magic Island" appears on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan

A mysterious new geographical feature has appeared on Saturn's moon Titan. These two Cassini's radar images show a "mysterious geologic object" surfacing in the Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea. Cornell University's astronomers call it "Magic Island" because they are puzzled by its origin and nature. » 6/23/14 10:54am 6/23/14 10:54am

Watch sponges breathe out neon green water like they're smoking

There's something completely fascinating in something so incredibly simple. Sponges—animals that can't walk or swim—are incredibly efficient at what they do and have a super fun history to them too. Watch Jonathan Bird explain how sponges work and where they come from in this Blue World clip. » 6/05/14 9:05pm 6/05/14 9:05pm

Whales Don’t Spray Water Out of Their Blowholes

Contrary to what you may have seen in such movies as Pixar’s otherwise extremely entertaining Finding Nemo, whales don’t spray water out of their blowholes. Further, the whale’s trachea doesn’t connect to the esophagus of the whale; so when Dory and Marlin went down the whale’s throat, in real life, they’d have… » 10/15/13 4:30am 10/15/13 4:30am

Yup, the NYTimes and Twitter Outages Started With Simple Phishing

As we strongly suspected earlier, the hackers that briefly took over the Twitter and New York Times domains yesterday didn't use brute force or fancy hacks to get in. The LATimes reports that the Syrian Electronic Army used phishing emails to get username and password credentials for several employees Melbourne IT,… » 8/28/13 3:47pm 8/28/13 3:47pm

Syrian Electronic Army Claims It's Taken Over Twitter's Domain (Updated)

The Syrian Electronic Army claims it's taken over Twitter's domain registration. Indeed, several public Whois listings show sea@sea.sy as the contact information for Twitter.com, which would seem to indicate the hacker group isn't bluffing. Many Twitter users say they're experiencing problems with the service. We've… » 8/27/13 5:12pm 8/27/13 5:12pm

Tuna Scrape: The Pulverized Scrap Fish Paste Inside Your Spicy Tuna Roll

Just when pescatarians thought they were safe, news come to us of tuna scrape, the pink slime of the sea. After a fish has been filleted, there is often salvageable meat still left on its skeleton. Scrape is the combined chopped mixture of scraps from filleted fish whose leftover meat is still good enough not to waste. » 5/07/12 10:00pm 5/07/12 10:00pm