Why Most Sand Tiger Sharks Die in the Womb

As humans, we tend to think of the womb as a nice, warm, safe place. But if you were a sand tiger shark, the womb might seem like the most dangerous place on the planet. I’m Anna Rothschild, and this is Gross Science. Sand tiger sharks are large sharks that live in warm and temperate […]

2,000 pound great white shark swimming off coast of Florida

Massive 2,000-pound Great White reaches the Florida Keys after the 15ft shark was tracked swimming down the US East Coast and ‘pinged’ off South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach. A great white shark that weighs over 2,000 pounds and measures 15 feet, 5 inches long has been swimming along the US East Coast. The female shark has […]

Rise of the Superbugs

[MUSIC] In his book “Microcosm” Carl Zimmer says… ow! There’s an old saying about death by a thousand papercuts. But what if it just took one? That’s silly, right? I mean, even if this DID get infected, we’ve got antibiotics to clean us up, it’s easy as aspirin. But that all might be about to […]