Watch a scuba diver instantly put a shark to sleep with this neat trick

You should probably never try this when you go scuba diving but watch this scuba diver turned shark whisperer instantly immobilize a shark and put it to sleep with a touch of the nose. The diver uses a technique called tonic immobility, he basically holds the sweet spot on the shark's nose to put it in a trance. » 3/17/14 8:37pm 3/17/14 8:37pm

Australian Sharks Will Now Be Tweeting Their Locations

There's a great, bloody shark war going on in Western Australia right now. After six deaths in two years—making Western Australia the deadliest place on earth for shark attacks—the state has ratcheted up its side of the war by deciding to kill sharks. Lots of 'em. Any shark within one kilometer of the beach will be… » 12/28/13 7:00pm 12/28/13 7:00pm

Get A Sense Of How Dire Shark Finning Is From This Visual Represenation

One thing infographics are really good for is providing a sense of scale. Certain numbers are just too big to really comprehend, and can also be made to sound bigger or smaller than they actually are depending on how they're presented. As Shark Week comes to a close, it seems apt to take shark finning as an example. » 8/11/13 9:00pm 8/11/13 9:00pm

A (Toy) Shark With a Frickin' Laser (Pointer) Attached To Its Head

As lasers go, this pointer won't do much damage outside of maybe burning a few retinas if pointed in the wrong direction. However, if you're a supervillain presenting your plans for world domination to a panel of evil venture capitalists (redundant, we know) this shark with a frickin' laser pointer is the only way to… » 8/08/13 4:20pm 8/08/13 4:20pm

A Shark Sharpener Makes Knives Extra Menacing By Association

Maybe scary things just go together? Why else would this shark and knife look so right? Created by the design studio Propaganda, this sharpener is aptly named "Jaws" and has a no-slip bottom for stability. It may not be super heavy duty, but if you just have a few kitchen knives it's a good option for giving them a… » 7/28/13 3:27pm 7/28/13 3:27pm

This Tracker Torpedo Keeps Social Tabs on Sand Tiger Sharks

Sand Tiger sharks have been patrolling coastal waters worldwide for more than 250,000 years. But with only a pair of pups born every few years, this placid apex predator is succumbing to human pressures. Part of the problem is that we still know virtually nothing about their habits—we can't help them if we don't… » 10/24/12 11:30am 10/24/12 11:30am

Does Anyone Else Think These Light-Up Surfboards Are an Awesomely Bad…

Watching surfers with glow in the dark wetsuits surf on their light-up neon surfboards in the complete dark is a visual mind bender. It's also completely crazy cause uh... SHARKKKKSS? Could you paint a bigger target on yourself than BRIGHT LIGHTS ALL OVER YOUR BODY. » 12/14/11 5:40pm 12/14/11 5:40pm