- 15 January 2013 | Environment
The population of great white sharks is considered to be dangerously low and near extinction.
Environment authorities have issued a statement saying that there is sufficient scientific information proving that the number of great white sharks is very low, off the coast of California.
The US wildlife officials believe there is a risk of extinction, as an estimated total of only 338 great white sharks is living in the waters of the west coast.
- 09 January 2013 | Environment
Three scientists from the Newcastle University have solved the mystery of the water-wrinkled fingers. Apparently, it's all in the genetics.
Surfing in cold water is an adventure. After a freezing experience in the icy waves, nothing better than a hot bath. The problem is when that warm bath is too long. Result: wrinkled fingers.
Kyriacos Kareklas, Daniel Nettle and Tom V. Smulders have discovered that wet objects are easier to handle with wrinkled fingers than with dry, smooth ones. Why does that happen?
- 05 January 2013 | Environment
The United States and New Zealand tested a tsunami bomb that would be used to destroy coastal cities of the enemy, during World War II. These waves of death could reach 33 feet.
"Project Seal" was the code name for this top secret operation involving scientists and the armed forces of the USA and New Zealand. The bomb that could create a massive tsunami was an idea developed as an alternative to the nuclear blasts.
Ray Waru, a New Zealand filmmaker, discovered detailed plans in the middle of several hidden military files. In fact, he found out that About 3700 bombs were tested, in 1944, in New Caledonia and at the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.