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Watch: Large Ship Gets Deformed From The Inside In Heavy Storm

On the left, a ship in a heavy storm as seen from the deck, going through giant waves. On the right, a ship in a heavy storm seen from a level deep inside, going through the same stress forces. I really don’t know which perspective is scarier.


This Fluff Ball Is A Vicious Beast That Eats Fish Larger Than Itself

Short poem for the bloody hairy frogship: Oh how cute, the hairy frogfish. Walks around, the mighty sea. Check him out, he chomps some fresh dish. What a bastard, you must agree.


An Unknown Disease Is Turning Starfish Into Goop

Starfish may be flexible, but they’re also tough. Yet a mysterious “wasting syndrome” is making starfish from Southern California to Alaska decay while still alive. Populations are being decimated up and down the west coast.


The Syrian Electronic Army Says It's Hacked Obama

In just latest of many head-turning exploits, the Syrian Electronic Army now says it’s broken into Barack Obama’s Twitter account and website. Indeed, the hacker organisation showed images of the website’s backend and Obama campaign email accounts.


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 oesophagus of the whale; so when Dory and Marlin went down the whale’s throat, in real life, they’d have simply been eaten.


This Pressure Picture Reveals Why Jellyfish Are So Damn Efficient

Jellyfish are amazing creatures, travelling in massive blooms and pulsating mesmerically to drive themselves through the water. But how does that simple motion manage to push them through the water so quickly?


New York Times 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, the registrar for both NYTimes.com and Twitter.com.


Our Oceans' Coral Is Dying Of... Herpes??

Coral around the world is in decline, destroying the natural habitat of thousands of different species. But scientists might have revealed a dirty truth behind the problem: coral could have a bad case of herpes.


The Real Life Aquatic With 75-Year-Old Diver Ray Ives

For half a century Ray Ives has essentially lived beneath the ocean’s surface as a commercial diver. He’s recovered wrecks, amassed countless trinkets and forgotten undersea lore


Concept Island Megayacht Makes Even The Rich Ask Why

I’ve read Tom Swift’s A Modest Proposal, so forgive me a moment, but I couldn’t help but wonder if the poor would make the best fuel for this floating in-your-face exuberance from the folks at Yacht Island Design.