Posted July 29, 2012 by John P. Barker

Growing up on the beach, I have had a couple of incidents involving sharks.  Thankfully, none of these ever escalated to the extent of what happens in this video.  This is one very lucky lady...

Posted July 26, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

It is the stuff of science fiction -- or at least it used to be. Scientists from Harvard and Caltech have bioengineered a jellyfish out of muscle from a rat's heart and silicon. Jellyfish in the wild move more by pulsing through the water rather than actually swimming, much like the beating of a heart. That is exactly the direction that this bit of science and technology is headed.

Posted July 25, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

This subject is disturbing to Westerners, but to the Chinese it is just another day. Culturallyt our belief in animal rights and theirs are as different as our languages are. Every day in China people are buying key chains that contain live turtles, salamanders, and fish enclosed in a plastic pouch filled with colored water and an herbal solution. The creatures die slowly over a period of one to three months.

Posted July 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

For many years scientists have gone back and forth on whether or not animals are capable of the same emotions as humans. Most animal lovers and pet owners insist that they are. Recently a boatload of tourists were witness to the poignant and wrenching scene of a mother dolphin working to move her dead calf on a  journey to the baby's final rest.

Posted July 16, 2012 by Kitty Devine

Add a timepiece to the littlest room in the house with this fun Fish Wall Decal Clock.

Posted July 16, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Around 200 goldfish and koi were killed last Monday night when someone poured a container of a bleach-based cleaning solution into Danny Turton's fish pond in Yorkshire, England. Police are looking for the perpetrators in order to file criminal charges.

Posted July 14, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

While the phrase "follow your nose" has been around a long time, scientists are beginning to find that it may actually be true -- for animals anyway. They have found cells in the snout of a trout that respond to magnetism. This could be the explanation of how animals are able to orient themselves, even when it is dark or cloudy.

Posted July 13, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The New York subway system has a reputation for the strange, odd, and bizarre. Recently a subway passenger was riding the J train at 1 a.m. and found a young man trying to sell a live baby shark that he had caught off Coney Island after the creature had "bit him in the ass."