Which Animals Are A Threat Outdoors And What You Can Do About Them

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Do you really need to worry about animal attacks outdoors? Let's look at the data and determine what you can do to fight them off. » 3/02/15 5:21pm 3/02/15 5:21pm

Oh God They Made Shark's Teeth Into an Actual Saw Blade

It's every swimmer, surfer, and slow fish's greatest fear, but to understand just how deadly a shark's bite can be, researchers at Cornell University wanted to study the cutting power of various sharks' teeth. So they did what any mad scientist would: build a saw blade covered in shark's teeth, attach it to a… » 1/19/15 10:14am 1/19/15 10:14am

Extraordinary sharp footage of Great White sharks jumping and hunting

This footage of Great White Sharks leaping into the air and attacking a fake seal is just awesome. We get to see these incredible killing beasts in all their intimidating glory. The video is stunningly clear and we pretty much see every angle of these ocean hunters. Man, they are fearsome. » 12/11/14 1:22am 12/11/14 1:22am

This Electric Fence Could Safely Segregate Swimmers and Sharks

Shark netting strung up in coastal waters to protect swimmers from the ocean's apex predators has not worked nearly as well as we had hoped. But where these knotted nylon lines have failed, one Australian company hopes an electric field will succeed. » 11/13/14 12:45pm 11/13/14 12:45pm

This beach infested with sharks on the sand is the most terrifying thing

Well, I know where my nightmare exists in real life: Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina. Hundreds of sharks were seen right on the beach, swimming in and out of the waves and flapping and attacking around and hunting a school of blue fish. It's a terrifying sight to see. » 10/15/14 10:31pm 10/15/14 10:31pm

Rare white shark on white shark attack captured in terrifying video

The huge fish always eats the less huge fish: Witness the attack of a white shark against a younger one recorded on Neptune Island, 50 miles off the coast of Australia. Perhaps it was a mistake—the big one seemed headed to the bait when the small one crossed its path closer—but the final result is just the same. » 9/30/14 6:41pm 9/30/14 6:41pm

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

Confused Sharks Keep Trying to Eat Google's Undersea Data Cables

Laying fiber optic cables down on the ocean floor is a massive undertaking in its own right. But now, Google actually has to go back and reinforce some of its thousands of miles of undersea cable—because hungry sharks keep mistaking the world's data lines for lunch. » 8/14/14 12:01pm 8/14/14 12:01pm

​I Rode A 20,000lbs Whale Shark

"To everyone sitting on their couches watching Shark Week: that's cool I guess. I prefer to go out, jump in and ride them like a horse." Steve Fernandez did just that with a 20,000lbs whale shark off the coast of New York City. » 8/12/14 3:38pm 8/12/14 3:38pm

Enjoy a Great White Russian With This Shark Tumbler and Shot Glass

The perfect cordial to down along with your Sharknado 2 viewing is up to you—the Bloody Mary, the Fin & Tonic, or the Screwed-diver are all great choices. But the perfect glass is without a doubt this detailed tumbler featuring a great white ready to strike. » 7/25/14 10:41am 7/25/14 10:41am

Sonar Buoys Help Spot and Recognize Sharks Before It's Too Late

Believe it or not, even with films like Jaws in existence, some people are still willing to swim in shark-infested waters. Spotters and underwater nets help provide some level of safety, but these new sonar-equipped intelligent buoys being developed could finally make it safe—or at least safer—to go back in the water. » 7/01/14 12:40pm 7/01/14 12:40pm

Mystery solved: This is the monster that ate that great white shark

It wasn't the Kraken. It wasn't Godzilla. And it wasn't even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great white shark and had stumped scientists turned out to be a super predator feared by even apex predators like the great white shark. So what was it? » 6/07/14 7:40am 6/07/14 7:40am

This shark likes to be pet like a dog

Meet man's best friend of the ocean, the shark. Wait, what? It sure seems like that in this video. Watch as this adorable (?) Caribbean reef shark waddles its way over to the scuba diver as if it's asking her to pet it. And when she's done petting, the shark wants more! » 5/29/14 9:39pm 5/29/14 9:39pm

This Is the Closest We've Ever Come to Recreating Shark Skin

Shark skin is famously sleek and dragless, the envy of swimsuit designers. Perhaps less famous is what shark skin's oddly rough surface looks like up close: an eerie matrix of microscopic tooth-like scales. Now, scientists are 3D printing artificial shark skin in hopes of unlocking its swimming secrets. » 5/21/14 5:40pm 5/21/14 5:40pm

What happens when you throw four sharks into a giant school of fish

Four blacktip reef sharks swim amongst a school of bait fish off the coast of Argentina. The fish, naturally, do not seem happy to see said sharks. That is most certainly because the sharks are hungry, and they are the buffet. » 3/19/14 7:21pm 3/19/14 7:21pm

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

Watch a great white shark fly into the air to kill a seal

Don't worry, the seal was just a decoy. But the breaching great white shark attack was real. The Great White comes at the seal at such a high speed (up to 25mph) that it launches itself and the seal decoy it caught out of the ocean and into the air. It's beautifully fierce, isn't it? » 2/26/14 7:05pm 2/26/14 7:05pm

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

New research: Great white sharks are surprisingly similar to humans

A new genetic study on great white shark's hearts has found that these animals are strikingly similar to humans. More than zebrafish, in fact, which is now widely used to "study cancers, neurological diseases and blood disorders" because of their similitude to humans. » 12/17/13 2:27am 12/17/13 2:27am

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