This is what it's like to be devoured alive by a sea star

This is totally fascinating. In this arresting timelapse video, produced by the folks over at Shape of Life, a sea star can be seen plunging its stomach inside the shell of a hapless mussel before digesting its prey alive. Accordng to the video, it's the world's first-person-view (first-mussel-view?) of a sea star… » 9/24/12 4:30pm 9/24/12 4:30pm

Deep-sea mussels are living hydrogen fuel cells

We're still trying to figure out how to properly harness the power of hydrogen as a clean energy source — and now we might be able to pick up some unexpected pointers from some bizarre symbiotic bacteria found at the ocean depths. » 8/15/11 12:42pm 8/15/11 12:42pm