One “pitch-black night” in 2015, Markus Reymann, co-founder and director of the ocean-conservation non-profit TBA21–Academy, and eminent marine biologist David Gruber were diving in the Solomon Islands. “I was really nervous,” recalls Reymann. Diving after dark, “there could be sharks… or saltwater crocodiles.” But the conditions – “no moon, no clouds, water like a mirror” – were perfect for photographing biofluorescence. “We dropped down and turned on the camera lights, and all of a sudden…” they encountered something neither had ever imagined. “This hawksbill turtle floated into the beam and lit up,” its shell a riot of fluorescent red, green and black markings. “We could not believe what we were seeing.” Although biofluorescence had been observed in corals, jellyfish and fish, it had never been seen, let alone filmed, in a reptile. The sum of scientific knowledge had been added to.
Sophia Popov officially makes the biggest one-week jump in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings history | Golf World
Sophia Popov was expected to make a massive leap in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings, but the biggest jump in the history? Just add that to accolades that go with Popov’s stunning win at the AIG Women’s British Open.
The 27-year-old German, who didn’t have LPGA status, was ranked No. 304 prior to starting play at Royal Troon. But her two-shot triumph allowed her to climb up to No. 24, leaping 280 spots with her one magical tournament.
Prior to Popov’s accomplishment, the biggest jump in rankings happened in 2007. That March, Meaghan Francella won the LPGA Tour’s MasterCard Classic while ranked No. 330 in the world. With the victory, Francella’s lone LPGA title, she moved to No. 77. A huge, 253-spot move, but not as big as Popov’s.
Behind Francella, Jessica Korda won the 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open while ranked No. 285 and moved 203 spots to
There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.
On Trial: mophie UV Sanitizer With Wireless Charging
The Tester: Stefan Vazharov — a senior tech editor and a proven germaphobe
The Brief: This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in.
We live in a time when sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of our daily routines. As one of the objects we interact with the most, our phones are also particularly