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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
James Cameron slammed ‘Aquaman’ for not being practical enough: ‘I’m extremely actual about my undersea’

James Cameron slammed ‘Aquaman’ for not being practical enough: ‘I’m extremely...

James Cameron has mixed feelings on "Aquaman." The director of the two highest-grossing movies of all time, "Avatar" and "Titanic," told Yahoo that he thinks the movie is fun, but not realistic enough. "I think it's great fun," he said. "I think it's a movie I could have never made. Truthfully. I could have never…
A self-cleaning glass keeps itself clean undersea

A self-cleaning glass keeps itself clean undersea

Imagine a surface you never had to clean — because it never gets dirty. It stays spotless, resisting dirt and oil. New research finds that the secret to such a long-lasting, scrub-free shine might be microscopic pancakes.   Some self-cleaning surfaces already exist. Stores don’t yet sell these self-cleaning clothes, kitchen utensils and windows, to…
Troubling before-and-after images demonstrate how parts of San Francisco might be undersea by 2100

Troubling before-and-after images demonstrate how parts of San Francisco might be...

Rising seas and sinking land spell bad news for San Francisco. Nearly a decade ago, researchers estimated that, by the year 2100, rising sea levels would result in $100 billion worth of property losses and 480,000 displaced people along the California coast. These effects could be compounded in San Francisco, where the land has begun…
This spot evaluates sweat undersea video

This spot evaluates sweat undersea video

What the Future January 25, 2019 Sci-Tech
Trio of Devil Rays Caught in Rare Courtship Dance in Stunning Underwater Picture

Trio of Devil Rays Caught in Rare Courtship Dance in Stunning...

This trio of spinetail devil rays (Mobula japonica) is the Best in Show winner in the 2018 Ocean Art underwater photography competition held by Underwater Photography Guide. Credit: Duncan Murrell, Ocean Art 2018 A graceful trio of giant devil rays spirals through the endless blue in the overall winner of the 2018 Ocean Art underwater…
Deep Blue Sea: Winning Undersea Photos

Deep Blue Sea: Winning Undersea Photos

A spider crab commits cannibalism in this stark shot from Australian photographer PT Hirschfield. Hirschfield took the image near Victoria during the molting season, in which spider crabs gather to find safety in numbers as they shed their shells and await the hardening of their new carapaces. But often, spider crabs are their own worst…
Paddle through 16 spectacular and prize-winning undersea images

Paddle through 16 spectacular and prize-winning undersea images

Dance of the rays The Best of Show image from the 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition was shot by Duncan Murrell in Honda Bay off the Philippines. It uses soft light to accentuate the swirling ballet of the three spinetail devil rays, as two males pursue a female. In addition to the best in…
This speedboat can go undersea video

This speedboat can go undersea video

What the Future December 27, 2018 Sci-Tech
ENJOY: First-Ever Video Footage of a Lizard Breathing Underwater

ENJOY: First-Ever Video Footage of a Lizard Breathing Underwater

A Costa Rican river anole recently demonstrated an ability that was previously unknown in lizards. Credit: Smithsonian Channel Lizards can't breathe underwater — or can they? Footage of a river anole that was recently filmed in Costa Rica revealed that the species — Anolis oxylophus — possesses a highly unusual ability. The anoles breathe stored…
How Do Animals Breathe Undersea?

How Do Animals Breathe Undersea?

Fish do it. So do jellyfish, starfish and sea cucumbers. They pull oxygen from the water instead of from the air. Hundreds of millions of years ago, very, very distant ancestors of humans — and of all land animals with backbones and four limbs — had this water-breathing ability, but it was lost after the…

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