Gyotaku: The ancient Japanese art of printing fish – K. Erica Dodge

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby How big was that fish you caught? This big? This big? This big? Without photographic evidence, there’s nothing that proves you caught a whopper, and that’s been true since the dawn of fishing. In fact, hundreds of years ago, long before photography could capture the moment, Japanese fishermen invented […]

Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”? – Dan Van der Vieren

Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving this list of clues. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Let’s give it a shot. The world’s rarest fish has been stolen from the […]

Eli the eel: A mysterious migration – James Prosek

Translator: Jessica Ruby Reviewer: Caroline Cristal They’re long and slithery, and they’re not very colorful. But they do have a strange beauty of their own. Their sinuous, nocturnal movements through the water are mesmerizing to watch. And though they may resemble underwater snakes, eels are, in fact, a very interesting type of fish. There are […]

The secret lives of baby fish – Amy McDermott

What you’re looking at isn’t some weird x-ray. It’s actually a baby yellow tang surgeonfish at two months old. And you thought your childhood was awkward. But here is the same fish as an adult, a beautiful inhabitant of the Indian and Pacific Oceans’ coral reefs and one of the most popular captive fish for […]

The coelacanth: A living fossil of a fish – Erin Eastwood

The dead coming back to life sounds scary. But for scientists, it can be a wonderful opportunity. Of course, we’re not talking about zombies. Rather, this particular opportunity came in the unlikely form of large, slow-moving fish called the coelacanth. This oddity dates back 360 million years, and was believed to have died out during […]