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giant jellyfish

This human-sized jellyfish is both really cool and kinda scary

July 16th, 2019

The world’s oceans are filled with all manner of jaw-dropping creatures, but you have to be in the right place at the right time to actually catch a glimpse of them. For wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly, the right place was in the water off the southwest coast of England, and the right time was earlier …

robot blood

This robot fish has robot blood

June 20th, 2019

If decades of science fiction movies have taught us anything, it’s that when the eventual robot uprising happens, the bots that purge mankind from Earth are going to bleed. Sure, they might spew robo-body-fluid in hues of green or blue, but the dangerous AI-powered robots of the future always seem to have some kind of …

alien life

New planet habitability study is bad news for alien hunters

June 12th, 2019

If you’re hoping to one day wake up to news that life has been found hiding out on some distant planet, researchers from the University of California Riverside have bad news for you. In a new research paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, the research team suggests that the area of presumed habitability around stars …

fossilized fish

Newly-discovered fossilized school of fish is like a snapshot in time

May 30th, 2019

Finding a single fossil of an animal that died some 50 million years ago is cool. Finding two? That’s just plain awesome. But what about finding 259 of them at once? Well, there just isn’t a word in the English language to describe that level of greatness. That’s exactly what researchers from Arizona State University …

shark attack hawaii

Man swimming off Hawaii coast killed in shark attack

May 27th, 2019

A 65-year-old man swimming off the coast of Maui on Saturday morning is now dead after an encounter with a shark. Thomas Smiley, who CNN reports was from California, was approximately 60 yards from Kaanapali Beach at the time. He was brought back ashore and CPR was performed but the man ultimately died of his …