Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm

Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.

Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.

bioluminescence
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2018
Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 26, 2018
Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2018
A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2017
Scientists infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies. 
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
The Scientist Staff | Jul 12, 2017
Thanks to the bioluminescent bacteria inhabiting its light organ, the vividly colored southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica) can glow in the dark. 
Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis
Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis
Abby Olena | Jun 28, 2017
Glowing cells mark the routes of tumor spread by way of newly formed lymph vessels. 
Image of the Day: Root Rave 
Image of the Day: Root Rave 
The Scientist Staff | May 24, 2017
Pea plant (Pisum sativum) roots that have been inoculated with engineered Rhizobia bacteria glow in the presence of certain proteins. 
Image of the Day: Night Lights
Image of the Day: Night Lights
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2017
The bioluminescent mushroom, Neonothopanus gardneri, glows green when luciferase enzymes interact with luciferin molecules, triggering a chemical reaction that releases light.
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Tanya Lewis | Jun 9, 2016
Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.