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Upside-Down Jellyfish Release Weaponized Goo Packed With Toxic ‘Grenades’

Swimmers in warm coastal regions often exhibit sting-like symptoms despite not coming into direct contact with venomous animals such as jellyfish. Scientists have now pinpointed the cause of these “stinging waters” to a particular jellyfish equipped with its own weaponized mucus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Toxins, Marine Biology, Jellyfish, Venom, Jellyfish Stings


Scientists Turned a Normal Jellyfish Into a Speedy Cyborg Jellyfish

Jellyfish are the most efficient swimmers in the ocean, albeit fairly slow ones. Researchers at Stanford University made a jellyfish swim three times faster by sticking a motor to it, creating a biohybrid robot with the jellyfish as the “scaffold.” Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Robotics, Biomimetics, Stanford University, Jellyfish, Cyborgs


Squeezing this pen releases its nib and your stress!

Pens are an integral part of our lives, even though we may not always realize it. They’re the mediums through which we capture our deepest thoughts, and make our crucial to-do lists that run our lives (at least mine). However, the everyday ball-point pens aren’t the comfiest to use. Whether it’s removing their respective caps, or unveiling their nib using a rotating motion, there’s always a certain effort to be put in, before you can actually use such a pen. So, designer Jarim Koo designed the J...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, Jellyfish, Koo, Jarim Koo


A Lake With Stingless Jellyfish and Hints of Hotter Seas

For divers, the millions of harmless jellyfish in an Indonesian lake are must-see novelties. For scientists, the warmer, more acidic and less oxygenated water is “a projection of our future climate.”
Tags: News, Indonesia, Global Warming, Swimming, Lakes, Jellyfish, Fish and Other Marine Life, Borneo (Indonesia


Jellyfish Lake in Palau open again

Jellyfish are usually a downer to all those who love wild swimming, but in the saltwater lake on Eil Malk Island in the Pacific country of Palau, the golden jellyfish are the reason visitors come in droves. Since the golden jellyfish in this lake have no natural predators, they have lost the evolutionary ability to sting, making it a perfectly safe (and very cool) swimming destination for tourists. But, in 2016, due to an extremely worrisome decrease in the golden jellyfish population, beauti...
Tags: Travel, El Nino, Pacific, All, Jellyfish, Palau, Jellyfish Lake, Eil Malk Island, Coral Reef Research Foundation, Palau The post Palau 's Jellyfish Lake


Dangerous jellyfish have invaded Australian beaches

Bluebottle jellyfish have invaded Australia’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts. This past weekend, the jellyfish (also known as the Portuguese man-of-war) stung more than 5,000 people, and many of the victims weren’t even in the water. Just walking on one bluebottle jellyfish on the beach can bring intense pain, and because of strong north-easterly swell conditions, the jellyfish have been pushed to shore. Meanwhile, the deadly Irukandji jellyfish are bombarding the eastern coasts because of warming wa...
Tags: Design, News, Australia, Animals, US, Global Warming, Queensland, Invasive Species, Gold Coast, Warming Oceans, Jellyfish, Matador Network, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Queensland Ambulance, Jeremy Sturges


Jellyfish invasion in Australia

You might want to wait a couple of weeks before hitting the beach in Australia’s Gold and Sunshine coasts. More than 5,000 people were stung by bluebottle jellyfish this past weekend, as reported by The Guardian. And there’s no need to be in the water to be stung — just walking on one of the creatures on the beach will hurt. Jeremy Sturges, Surf Life Saving duty officer, told News.com, “I have never seen anything like this — ever. Not everyone reacts the same way, but there have been very ser...
Tags: Travel, News, Australia, Queensland, All, Jellyfish, Queensland Ambulance, Jeremy Sturges Surf Life Saving


Dizzy Heights #49: Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque — Royals, Volume I

I make a mention, right away, that I hadn’t played every possible royal family title in a song, which was a complete lie. The first five songs cover them all. I had about 10 minutes to record those first two bits before it was time to pick up the girl at soccer practice. Mistakes were made. Speaking of the girl, this was her idea. Every song references one royal family member or another (by title, not specific people), and the biggest surprise? How few songs there are with ‘princess’ in the titl...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Taylor Swift, Charli Xcx, Stevie Wonder, Queen, The Smiths, Coldplay, Prince, Abba, Rufus Wainwright, King, The Kinks, Albuquerque, Jellyfish, Elle King


The Week in Good News: Nobel Prizes, a Survivors’ Wedding, Jellyfish

Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there.
Tags: News, Social Media, Physics, Nobel prizes, Jellyfish, Armstrong, Delays (Transportation, Fish and Other Marine Life, Neil Alden


Matter: Who Wants to Eat a Gooey Jellyfish? Pretty Much Everyone in the Ocean

Scientists had long assumed that few creatures dined on these gelatinous animals. But new research suggests that jellyfish may be an important part of the ocean’s food supply.
Tags: Food, News, Ocean, Marine Biology, Jellyfish, Fish and Other Marine Life, Oceans and Seas, Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Journal


Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.

A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.
Tags: News, Research, David, Gruber, Origami, Squid, Jellyfish, Phillips, Brennan, Robots and Robotics, Submarines and Submersibles, Fish and Other Marine Life, Teoh, Science Robotics (Journal, Zhi


Link About It: This Week's Picks: Chocolate-covered jellyfish, a floating pyramid city, pizza museums and more in our look around the web

1. Chocolate-Covered Jellyfish, a Recipe to Reduce Their Soaring Population A common problem across the Mediterranean, Japan and Sweden, soaring jellyfish populations are wreaking havoc on local businesses and infrastructure—from clogging up pipes...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Design, Sweden, Film, Pizza, Animals, Films, Environment, Competition, Nature, Museums, Cryptocurrency, Link-about-it, Jellyfish


Link About It: Chocolate-Covered Jellyfish, a Recipe to Reduce Their Soaring Population

A common problem across the Mediterranean, Japan and Sweden, soaring jellyfish populations are wreaking havoc on local businesses and infrastructure—from clogging up pipes at a power plant to making swimming impossible to overwhelming the fishing industry...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Design, Sweden, Nature, Culture, Recipes, Linkaboutit, Jellyfish, Environmant, Mediterranean Japan


Dizzy Heights #34: Film the World Before It Happens

HUGE show this week. I got an idea and then ran with it…for an hour and 40 minutes. I’d tell you what the idea is, but that would spoil all the fun. At the very latest, you’ll figure it out by the third song. LOTS of artists making their Dizzy Heights debuts this week, including Cotton Mather, Jellyfish, The La’s, Lloyd Cole, Ministry, The Rolling Stones, Scissor Sisters, Stan Ridgway, and for some unknown reason, this will be the first time I play The Stone Roses and Supergrass. It will definit...
Tags: Music, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Tom Jones, Blur, Scissor Sisters, James, Swag, Jellyfish, Supergrass, Panic At The Disco, Ministry, Lloyd Cole, Locksley, Scritti Politti


VIP Crowd Takes Online Dating Approach to Enterprise Software Buying

[Updated 1/5/18 2:06 p.m. See below.] Three years after Mark Wilson sold the first startup he founded to a French business with hundreds of employees and annual revenues of more than $50 million, he’s back at it, once again working to develop a new software product that targets people in the corporate world. Wilson’s latest venture is VIP Crowd. The Verona, WI-based startup has created digital tools allowing workers at mid-size companies who are responsible for making purchasing decisions...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Microsoft, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Mark Wilson, Verona, Slack, Enterprise Software, Purchasing, Wilson, Grant Thornton, Jellyfish, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main


the deadliest animals in the world

The world is full of big predators, but it is often the smallest creatures that are the most deadly. For those looking to travel the world (or even explore their own backyard), it might be a good idea to know what you are up against. City Base Apartments has put together a series of infographics featuring some of the biggest killers of humans worldwide. If you were expecting sharks and lions, you will be disappointed: sharks would need to be responsible for six times the number of deaths in o...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, Australia, Animals, India, Africa, Uncategorized, US, Snakes, Worldwide, Jellyfish, Mosquitoes, Hippos, Deadly Animals, CityBaseApartments


Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Spooky-Ass Arctic Jellyfish

Using a small robotic sub, scientists from Columbia University have captured rare video of arctic jellyfish slithering along the bottom of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow Alaska. The footage came as a complete surprise to the researchers, who weren’t expecting to see jellyfish during the Arctic winter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Ecology, Columbia University, Marine Biology, Jellyfish, Arctic sea, Chukchi Sea, Barrow Alaska, Arctic Seafloor, Marine Ecology


Trilobites: Who’s Eating Jellyfish? Penguins, That’s Who

Researchers attached miniature video cameras to four penguin species and found that each was a jellyvore, even when other food was available.
Tags: News, Penguins, Jellyfish, Antarctic Regions, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Journal, Thiebot, Jean-Baptiste


Balsamic Glazed Roast Pork

It’s been a goofy month. I don’t know if the word “goofy” exists or translates into French, but c’est comme ça, as they say, or “that’s how it is.” It seems like everything got discombobulated; even my vacation plans were thwarted by a server outage and a nasty jellyfish sting, whose only upside was that it was on my thigh – near, but not on, my génitaux. (I’ll spare you the details, but you can look that one up if you want.) My iPhone also mysteriously died one night, which I discovered the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Meat, Food, Recipe, Paris, Recipes, Pork, Sting, Balsamic vinegar, Savory Dishes, Honey, Garlic, Ginger, Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce


Brainless Jellyfish Are Making Us Rethink Our Understanding of Sleep

If you’ve ever seen a jellyfish in the wild, at an aquarium, or in one of those 11-minute-long relaxation videos on YouTube, you’ve probably wondered: What are jellyfish trying to do? What is their goal? The answer is not entirely obvious, as these barely sentient blobs seem to senselessly ferry themselves from one…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Biology, Youtube, Animals, Jellyfish, Zzzz, Jellyfish Sleep


Trilobites: How Three Friends Proved That Jellyfish Can Sleep

What started as a midnight excursion of curious graduate students turned into a study with implications for basic questions about sleep.
Tags: News, Sleep, Brain, Jellyfish, Current Biology (Journal


Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Italy, Invasive Species, Water Pollution, Mediterranean, Jellyfish, Cooking and Cookbooks, Apulia (Italy


KY travels – Underwater World Langkawi

Last weekend when we stopped by Langkawi for a short work trip, we took the opportunity to visit the biggest aquarium in Malaysia – Underwater World Langkawi. Underwater World Langkawi I’ve always been a fan of fishes and aquariums from a young age. In high school I joined the aquarium society and was in fact the president of the club for a year (interesting trivia, I know).. As for big aquariums, I’ve visited Aquaria KLCC (even dived in it), Siam Ocean World in Bangkok,  Shedd Aquarium in C...
Tags: Travel, Kentucky, Chicago, Aquarium, Penguin, Sharks, Underwater, Octopus, Crab, Tourism Malaysia, Jellyfish, Within Malaysia, Langkawi, KLCC, Ky, Newport Aquarium


Daniela Forti's stunning glass jellyfish tables

Italian sculptor Daniela Forti makes gorgeous jellyfish tables from colored glass. Here's a photo of how she creates the dramatic pieces, drawing out individual globs of glass into long tendrils: (more…)
Tags: Art, Post, News, Glass, Sculpture, Jellyfish, Daniela Forti


Thanks to a Danish physicist, the world might soon be snacking on jellyfish chips

Jellyfish populations have been exploding in recent years, to the point where jellyfish-killing robots have been deployed to deal with the problem. Turning them into jellyfish chips is a possible sustainable sourcing solution. The post Thanks to a Danish physicist, the world might soon be snacking on jellyfish chips appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Chips, Jellyfish, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, University of Southern Denmark, Mie Thorborg Pedersen


This and That

Another few days with nothing special going on, mostly just everyday life but I always have some photos. I put this photo on my blog a couple of days ago. This lady was an extra, more of just background, in a movie being filmed in our village. My thought was hoping she had sunscreen on. Then the next day there were about twenty umbrellas set up not too far from our apartment for more filming. They first used the walking path that runs in front of our place and I was leaning over our balcony wa...
Tags: Travel, Nudity, France, Movie, Sunset, Jellyfish, Maurice, Beach Life, Chatelailion-Plage, Cherry Clafouti


Why peeing on a jellyfish sting is actually a terrible idea

Acidic solutions can help neutralize the toxins from a jellyfish sting so why shouldn't you try to piss the pain away? (Reactions)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Animals, Oceans, Toxins, Beaches, Jellyfish


Science Reveals the Right Way to Treat a Man O’ War Jelly Sting

Stings from Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish are as common as they are dangerous, yet there’s a lack of consensus over the best way to treat these painful pricks. New research published in the journal Toxins reveals that stings from the man o’ war (Physalia species) shouldn’t be treated any differently than stings from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Medicine, First Aid, Toxins, Marine Biology, Jellyfish, Youre Doing It Wrong, Jellyfish Stings, Stings, Science Reveals the Right Way


"'I felt this need to subversively convince people. I wanted to hook them more emotionally, with something they can relate to.' So she chose food. 'It is so integral to how we see ourselves and how we live every day.'"

Said the artist Allie Wist, who has created and photographed a dinner table with what you'll perhaps be eating after the global warming.Click through to see "Flooded," a dinner spread of "burdock and dandelion root hummus with sunchoke chips; jellyfish salad; roasted hen of the woods mushroom; fried potatoes with chipotle vegan mayo; salted anchovies; and oysters with slippers."The link goes to NPR, an American website, but I don't think Americans say "oysters with slippers." It might just be a ...
Tags: Food, Art, Law, Vegetables, Global Warming, Npr, Lewis Carroll, Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy, Jellyfish, Oysters, Tori Amos, Carpenter, Ann Althouse, Allie Wist


An oddly soothing live jellyfish cam

The folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium have been streaming this live jellyfish tank footage since March. And its soothing music and peaceful underwater seascape make it the perfect relaxing background video. There's also a live shark cam for those who want a little more variety in their sea creature video feeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKioaTlfxc8
Tags: Video, News, Jellyfish, Monterey Bay Aquarium