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Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

May 14, 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them…
Sea Fireflies

February 5, 2019

Evolution is a rich and dynamic process. Species respond to pressures in a variety of ways, most of…
Self-lighting Christmas trees could be the future

December 18, 2018

Say goodbye to tangled up Christmas lights, as self-lighting Christmas trees could be the future thanks to scientists…
Bioluminescent Worm Found to Have Iron Superpowers

December 18, 2017

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with…
Powerful glow lights the way to medical breakthroughs

December 18, 2017

Talk about shedding light on the unknown: A University of Virginia researcher has developed a way to set…
Engineers create plants that glow

December 13, 2017

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light…
Algae with light switch

October 2, 2017

Sunlight allows green algae to do more than just carry out photosynthesis. Some unicellular algae actually use light…
Physicists Investigate How Hatchetfish Camouflage in the Deep Sea

May 17, 2017

The midwater region of the ocean is the largest habitat by volume in the world, making up 99…
Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark

November 6, 2016

A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark.…
Sex With the Lights On

June 26, 2016

When you’re a firefly, finding “the one” can change the world. Literally. A new study by UCSB evolutionary…
Researchers Recruit Luminescent Nanoparticles to Image Brain Function

November 18, 2015

Research biologists, chemists, and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are on pace to develop the…
Metallic gels produce tunable light emission

September 4, 2015

Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of precisely controlled colors —…
Shedding light on millipede evolution

August 3, 2015

It is midnight on a winter night in 2013, and I am in the middle of a dark…
Optogenetics: Revolutionizing a revolutionary technology

July 17, 2015

Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light, has blown the doors wide open in…
What makes fireflies glow?

July 9, 2015

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a…
Bioluminescence: Glowing In the Dark

July 30, 2014

Imagine your home without any light bulbs or a city with no street lamps. You may first think…
Dark Skies – Good For Fireflies And People Alike

July 3, 2013

Bioluminescent stars flash across the night landscape these July nights. Fireflies or lightning bugs provide a source of…
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