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Scientists search for solutions to toxin build-up in sharks

If animal cruelty isn’t enough of a reason not to eat sharks, then I think this might do the trick. Sharks, as their appearance suggests, are apex predators: they eat…

Prof. Murray Roberts talks on the deep seas

When was the last time you thought about the deep sea, that mysterious place we know less about than the surface of the moon? Despite being surrounded by it on…

There’s More to Sharks than Shark Week

Misunderstood, hunted, and killed by the millions, sharks might just be the animal that needs our help the most. Since 1988, Discovery has dedicated a week to all things shark-…

Scientists discover Helium’s blackhole behaviour

To most people helium might be little more than a fun, if not a little adrenaline-inducing, gas to fool around with. But there is much more to this little molecule…

Are dying coral reefs an indication of a dying planet?

Coral reefs might just be the most important biological structure on the planet. Not only do they house 25 per cent of marine life and provide coastline protection, they also…

3 things you might not know about the chemistry of water

Water is a poor conductor of electricity The ability to conduct electricity is defined by a substance’s ability to carry a stream of electrons. In order to do this, there…