Jellyfish and squids are inspiring creatures of the sea and researchers already created a material that mimics some of the properties of their skins. The material could be used to display hidden messages, such as telling an Apple genius that your iPhone was submerged in liquid for a certain amount of time, regardless of what your version of the story is.
There are a lot of large and very freaky creatures lurking at the bottom of the ocean. One of them is the stygiomedusa gigantea, a gigantic species of jellyfish that can have a diameter of up to one meter and that features long, thick tentacles that can be as long as six meters. This is not something you want to encounter while swimming but thankfully it seems you have to go pretty deep into the sea to encounter one, as a new video of the creature shows. More →
Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish and wondered to yourself how a mindless blob of tentacled sea goo possibly hurt you that much? A new video posted by SmarterEveryDay explains how jellyfishes’ tentacles are equipped with organelles called nematocysts that extend whenever they come into contact with something else and inject venom directly into it. More →