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Terrifying Great White Shark Attacking A Cage Is Like Real-Life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows a 3.5m shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up-close view of the razor sharp teeth and feel the enormity of the monster.


Can Lightning Strike An Indoor Pool?

Two swimming pool weather policies have surprised me in recent years. One was when I showed up to swim laps at an outdoor pool as it was beginning to drizzle. “Come on in,” I was told; as long as there was no lightning, the pool was still open. So I had one of my weirdest swims ever: you turn your head out of the water to breathe, but your face is still wet. Thanks, rain.


This Giant Hole Water Vortex Will Probably Flush The World Away

Video: This is a crazy overhead view of a giant intake vortex at Denison Dam in Lake Texoma, one of the largest reservoirs in the US on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. The water in the reservoir got a little bit too high, so it was drained like a bathtub. A giant bathtub, that is. I wouldn’t be surprised if the giant water vortex just kept sucking in and flushed the rest of the world along with the brown sludge.


Here's A Highly Rational, Totally Plausible Fix For Drought In Cities

One big myth about Los Angeles that keeps resurfacing during the drought is that LA is a desert. But that’s wrong — it gets quite a bit of rain every year. As do many actual deserts. The key to preventing scarcity is rethinking how to use the water that gets delivered there naturally. And one simple idea around this concept might work better than any other drought “solution” out there.


Seeing Waves Crash From Underneath The Ocean Is So Hypnotising

Video: Everything about waves crashing — it is water smacking itself — is violent. But that’s because we see it from the surface. Underneath, seeing waves crest and fall is a hypnotising, almost peaceful phenomenon. The way the sunlight hits the giant water prism and the way the waves roll on top of you and gently ripples the surface, it’s so beautiful to see.


Swarms Of Soil Sensors May Help Farmers Water Smarter During The Drought

We’ve extensively covered California’s drought, in which farming is playing a key role. While there’s no easy answer about how to restrict agricultural water use, a new startup wants to help farmers all over the country conserve valuable H20 using smart sensors that dictate where — and when — to water their crops.


Playing With Water In Zero Gravity Looks Like So Much Fun

Video: The best thing about being in zero gravity (aside from being in zero gravity, of course) has to be how liquids become amorphous blobs that can just float around. Here’s a collection of awesome experiments that NASA has conducted of water in zero gravity. They’re amazing!


Meet The People Who Are Wasting The West's Water On Purpose

On Friday, California passed its deepest water cuts yet, the state’s latest attempt to conserve a dwindling resource in a region crippled by drought. Yet there remains a small group of people in states throughout the West who continue to flagrantly waste water. Yes, on purpose. And it’s not just the wealthy.


The Breathtaking Star-Like Beauty Of A Giant Squid Giving Birth

Video: If you ever wondered what a giant squid giving birth looks like (why would you think about that?), just look up at the night sky one day. Because watching a female squid lay eggs looks stunningly celestial. Watch as she lays thousands of eggs in the ocean that seem to glow underwater like she’s giving birth to stars.


Slow-Motion Video Of A Dry Ice Bomb Exploding In Water Is Pure Awesome

Video: Well, I didn’t expect that. When you throw dry ice inside a water bottle and then throw that water bottle in a pool, the explosion of the dry ice bomb is so epic that you can see it pulsate as it rips through the water. The Backyard Scientist shows off what it looks like in slow motion.