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Image of the Day: Night Lights
Staff | Apr 30, 2017
The bioluminescent mushroom,
, glows green when luciferase enzymes interact with luciferin molecules, triggering a chemical reaction that releases light.
Evolution of Fish Bioluminescence
Tanya Lewis | Jun 9, 2016
Fish evolved to make their own light at least 27 times, according to a study.
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals
Bioluminescence Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2014
Harvard biochemist J. Woodland Hastings, who first theorized about quorum sensing in the late 1960s, succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis last week at age 87.
Flashy Deep Sea Fish
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 5, 2014
Fish with complex light-emitting photophore patterns may be primed to split into new species.
Sharks Glow to Frighten Predators
Kate Yandell | Feb 21, 2013
Bioluminescent arcs on a deep-sea lantern shark’s dorsal side highlight its spines.
Top 10 Innovations 2012
Staff | Dec 1, 2012
’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.
Laura Geggel | Jul 20, 2012
Biologist David Gruber studies radiant creatures and their fluorescent proteins.
Sabrina Richards | Apr 26, 2012
The hormone melatonin lights up the bellies of pygmy sharks, hiding their silhouette from predators below.
Eyes on Cancer
Amber Dance | Apr 1, 2012
Techniques for watching tumors do their thing