Catfish Gotta Catch Them All | HowStuffWorks NOW

Great. First we found out catfish were eating pigeons. Now they’re eating mice. Who’s next? Us? Remember that scene in the shark attack classic DEEP BLUE SEA, when Samuel L. Jackson’s making a big speech next to a pool and then a shark leaps out and swallows him whole? I don’t know if sharks can […]

3 Diseases That Make You Stink

So, you know in Game of Thrones, there’s this character—smells really bad, they call him “Reek”? Turns out, that could actually be caused by medical conditions that we know of, medical conditions that cause you to emit odors that go way beyond the typical stinky armpit. In some cases, you might reek of boiled cabbage, […]

Fungus: The Plastic of the Future

Sur les 10 dernières années, l’être humain a créé plus de plastique que durant tout le 20e siècle. Du plastique qui se décompose très difficilement et détruit les écosystèmes. Par chance, on a peut-être la solution. Des scientifiques, des designers et des rêveurs travaillent sur une révolution organique qui pourrait paraître étrange voire sale, mais […]

Upside-Down Catfish Doesn’t Care What You Think

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not rotate your phone. You’re looking at the upside-down catfish. Seven different species live in the Nile and Congo Basins of Central Africa. You might expect it to be anatomically different from a regular catfish. But it’s exactly the same. So why does this catfish swim […]

Inside London’s Underground Mosquito Lab

I do like working underground, but it’s a bit strange to go outside you feel a bit like vampire It was a pretty hot environment to work in but the mosquitoes like it We’re at London school of Hygiene and tropical medicine. It’s on a busy street, but a lot of people don’t realize that […]

An Electric Eel and a Caiman

:introduction jingle: :sloshing water and bird sounds as gentle orchestra music plays in the background: So, we’re out here with Maria and Isabel. And, they’re Icthyologists, and we’re going to go fishing. They have this net. Where they sweep the net through the deeper parts of the water. And, try to get the fish to […]

4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About this Week – Episode 9

Back again… with 4 awesome discoveries you probably didn’t hear about this week. Do no harm. That’s the goal of this new device… invented for scientists to safely catch and release soft-bodied ocean creatures for study. These critters are notoriously tough to grab with existing equipment. The origami-inspired design has five 3D-printed polymer “petals” attached […]

Wildlife Detectives: Mystery Sharks of Seattle

HERE’S A SHARK RIGHT HERE GUYS! WE GOT IT, WE GOT IT. Narrator: IN THE LATE 1990s. BENEATH SEATTLE’S SKYLINE… PRETTY MUCH OUT OF NOWHERE, THIS INFLUX OF SHARKS APPEARED AND WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THEM. Narrator: ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST AND MOST ELUSIVE SHARKS UNEXPECTEDLY APPEARED. YOU’RE BASICALLY LOOKING AT A LIVING DINOSAUR. […]

Why are people so Healthy in Japan?

When it comes to health, weight of course is not everything, but since there are so many health complications from being overweight or obese, it’s safe to say that Japan with an obesity rate of 3.5% is generally healthier than America with an obesity rate of 30%. Japan isn’t perfect, it has found itself on […]

Bite of the Great White! (Shark Week remix)

Long before dinosaurs existed, sharks roamed the waters. Few other species on Earth inspire so much respect …and fear. Crusin’ underwater, and they have these huge muscles, huge muscles. Crusin’ underwater, and so they see this thing kind of moving. They can see you in pitch blackness (blackness). And hear your heart pounding inside your […]