Megalodon Molar Discovered in Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountains seem like an unlikely spot to stumble upon a 10 million year old tooth from a 60-foot shark that lived during the Cenozoic Era ... but that's exactly what happened to scientist Giancarlo Thomae this week. » 12/26/14 2:40pm 12/26/14 2:40pm

What Would Happen If You Turned Megalodon into Shark Fin Soup?

A group of marine biologists watched the new Syfy movie Mega-Shark vs. Mecha-Shark, which made them wonder what would happen if megalodon actually were alive today. Likely, it would be hunted to near-extinction for its fins — which would, they estimated, make 70,456 bowls of shark fin soup. » 4/28/14 4:44pm 4/28/14 4:44pm

Here's how Shark Week wrecked shark science

I'm not sure whether Shark Week was ever really a great moment in science communication with the public. But after last week's Megalodon special and fake shark facts on Discovery Channel, we know for sure that sharks have joined UFOs in the annals of Great Pseudoscience. Shark researcher David Shiffman breaks it down… » 8/14/13 2:42pm 8/14/13 2:42pm