Bioluminescence

nanobionics

Researchers Are Working on Plants That Could Glow Bright Enough to Replace Lamps

Firefly-like leaves are a big step forward in the field of plant nanobionics.
Samantha Cole
12.13.17
nature

Scientists Are Using the Enzyme That Makes Fireflies Glow to Track Brain Cells

Researchers are making the human brain “glow in the dark” to learn more about neural networks.
Susmita Baral
10.31.16
oceans

What It’s Like to See Life as a Luminescent Shark

Scientists are trying to uncover why so many marine species glow.
Louise Matsakis
4.28.16
Film

Science Finds a Glowing Sea Turtle, We Find Our New Favorite Animal

It doesn't get more lit than being the first-discovered bioluminescent reptile.
Beckett Mufson
9.30.15
Art

Light Painting with Plankton Makes Ethereal Portraits

Glowing plankton in the sea of Holbox Island, Mexico provide a fluttering focal point for an experimental midnight portrait series.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
5.20.15
Trippy

When the Sun Goes Down, These Mushrooms Glow Bright

Researchers think they know why some bioluminescent fungi only perform at night.
Becky Ferreira
3.19.15
ANIMALS

'Disco Clams' Put on an Awesome Underwater Light Show

And unlike many undersea ravers, their strobe effect isn't down to bioluminescence.
Michael Byrne
6.25.14
Design

World Map Installation uses E. Coli and Jellyfish Proteins to illuminate our population in 2100

Bioluminescence and icky germs shine a light on population growth.
Johnny Magdaleno
10.22.13
Motherboard Blog

Glowing Jellyfish Are Helping Fight Ovarian Cancer: A Chat With Nathalie Scholler

"You want me to predict how long it will take to cure cancer?"
Coralie Harmache
12.3.12