US team headed to Berlin to investigate aquarium rupture

US team headed to Berlin to investigate aquarium rupture

​A Colorado company that helped build the massive aquarium in a Berlin hotel that suddenly burst — sending thousands of gallons of water and more than 1,500 tropical fish into the lobby and the street — is ​dispatching a team to investigate the rupture that initial reports are chalking up to “material fatigue.” Acrylic panels from Reynolds … Read more

Dwarf shrimp latest addition to micro pet craze

Dwarf shrimp latest addition to micro pet craze

Move over adorable puppies, there’s a new pet moving in on the lucrative companion market and attracting big dollars from keen owners. Key points: Dwarf shrimp grow to a length of 2cm and live for 1-2 years They feed on spinach and bloodworms They cost anywhere from a couple of dollars into the hundreds Aquarium freshwater … Read more

Happy 100th Birthday To County Hall – London’s Most Flexible Building

Happy 100th Birthday To County Hall – London’s Most Flexible Building

Image: The wub in Creative Commons It’s fitting that the centre of Ralph Knott’s County Hall flexes as if being bent by some invisible force. After all, it is probably London’s most flexible building. Opened by King George V 100 years ago — on 17 July 1922 — the waterfront palace became the grandiloquent seat … Read more

Giant octopuses at Ripley’s dispel the sea-monster myth

Giant octopuses at Ripley’s dispel the sea-monster myth

Release the Kraken! The stuff of nightmares for many people, the octopus has been depicted in literature and art for centuries as terrors of the sea. Prathamesh Kulkarni wants to dispel that myth. “Octopuses are not some fearsome sea monsters who enjoy chomping on fish and ships,” says the aquarist in charge of the exhibit … Read more

Why Amber Heard was almost fired from ‘Aquaman 2’: agent

Why Amber Heard was almost fired from ‘Aquaman 2’: agent

Outspoken DC Comics fans almost got their wish for Amber Heard to be fired from the upcoming “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” according to her talent agent. Viewers have petitioned Warner Bros. for months to remove Heard from the superhero film sequel amid her controversial defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp. Heard’s WME agent, Jessica … Read more