News tagged with bioluminescence

In the dark polar winter, the animals aren't sleeping

You might expect that little happens in the Arctic Ocean during the cold and dark winter. But that just isn't so, according to researchers who have sampled the activities of many different species during three consecutive ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Ecology
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Shedding light on millipede evolution

As an National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded entomologist, Virginia Tech's Paul Marek has to spend much of his time in the field, hunting for rare and scientifically significant species. He's provided NSF with an inside ...

dateAug 02, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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What makes fireflies glow?

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow. They report in the Journal of the ...

dateJul 01, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Some mushrooms glow, and here's why

Did you know that there are mushrooms that actually glow? Aristotle was aware of this intriguing fact more than 2,000 years ago. He also was the first person to ask a simple question in print: Why? Now, researchers reporting ...

dateMar 19, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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