Scientists don't know why glow-in-the-dark mushrooms exist

If you spend the night at the Coconut Forest in Piaui State, Brazil, you'll be able to see a rare species of fungus that glows in the dark. Although scientist already understand how they light up, they are still struggling to understand the reason why they do it and how that affects their ecosystem. » 2/19/15 10:48pm 2/19/15 10:48pm

A glow in the dark forest is a magical and trippy place

My, this is beautiful. Artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad teamed up in this projection map installation to create a 'bioluminescent forest'. The entire forest glows with light, from the mushrooms to the trees to the leaves to the grounds to the insects. The darkness is transformed into a magical place. » 12/24/14 9:36pm 12/24/14 9:36pm

Seeing glow in the dark human stick figures do trick shots is so fun

Dude Perfect, the masters of the YouTube trick shot videos, has tried something different this time: they dressed up in glow in the dark costumes and pulled off their stunts while looking like glowing stick figures. It's actually pretty awesome to see stick figures bounce and move around like humans. » 10/27/14 10:40pm 10/27/14 10:40pm

Watch The Art In this Gallery Transform When The Lights Go Out

What happens when the lights go out in a Williamsburg gallery? All kinds of cool stuff. Brooklyn- and Barcelona-based graphic designer Alex Trochut has adorned Kinfolk 94 with a series of his trippy glow-in-the-dark art, and the results are pretty awesome. » 8/12/14 9:00pm 8/12/14 9:00pm

How Two Women Made Your Watch Glow in the Dark

On December 21, 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive element radium (in the form of radium chloride), extracting it from uraninite. They first removed the uranium from the uraninite sample and then found that the remaining matter was still radioactive, so investigated further. Along with the barium… » 6/13/14 5:15am 6/13/14 5:15am

These Glow-in-the-Dark Curtains Put the Northern Lights On Your Windows

As conference rooms go, you could do way, way worse than the one situated in Newfoundland's Fogo Island Inn, what with windows that look straight out onto the rocky shores and far off foggy horizon line. Pull the printed curtains down and suddenly you've got a cool stormy night effect, but the real magic happens when… » 5/30/14 10:20am 5/30/14 10:20am

Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Finally Exist Outside of Hot Wheels

The concept of glow-in-the-dark roads is an incredibly simple piece of safety infrastructure that feels like it should have been implemented years ago. Finally, it has been—on the roads of the Netherlands » 4/14/14 9:20am 4/14/14 9:20am

Here's Your Chance to Own a Glow-in-the-Dark Plant—And Soon

Perhaps you remember the wildly successful but also controversial Glowing Plant Kickstarter. Perhaps you're even patiently waiting for your glow-in-the-dark seeds, due to arrive in…September 2014. » 1/10/14 11:52am 1/10/14 11:52am

Get All Starry-Eyed With This Indestructible Tyvek Constellation Map

I am a dope when it comes to constellations; identifying Orion's Belt and the Dippers (Big and Little) is about as deep as my skills go when it comes to eyeballing the heavens. This Crumpled Sky Map by Palomar seems like it would be an awesome tool to help me and my fellow heavens-blind folk educate ourselves in the… » 1/09/14 5:00pm 1/09/14 5:00pm

You Can Now 3D Print With This Spooky Glow-In-The-Dark Filament

We've been 3D printing in metal, gold, and even sugar for years now—so it seems only natural that we'd also be able to print in glow-in-the-dark plastic. This week, MakerBot announced a limited-edition run of PLA filament that glows in the dark, just in time for Halloween. » 10/15/13 8:41am 10/15/13 8:41am

How to Make Sushi That Glows in the Dark

Science may attempt to offer a solution to all of life's problems, but it can have some fun along the way, too. So, if you're not put off by the idea of genetically modified food, here's how to go about making sushi that glows in the dark. » 3/16/12 5:35am 3/16/12 5:35am

Why on Earth Would You Need a Glow-In-The-Dark Crowbar?

No, seriously, that's not the lead-in to a joke or anything. I'm genuinely curious as to why anyone would need to do demo work in the dark. Sure the Glowbar is cool with its high-carbon steel construction and Silicate-Aluminium-Oxide-based powder coating—allowing it to glow 10 times more brightly than other glowing… » 12/16/11 11:00pm 12/16/11 11:00pm

Naked and Famous' Glow in the Dark Jeans Look Rad...ioactive

Naked and Famous, the Canadian jeans company, has remixed their standard pair of selvedge denim by coating it in glow in the dark resin. Wear it and you'll look like you work at a nuclear plant gone awry...or Kanye West. » 8/03/11 7:20pm 8/03/11 7:20pm

Mad Scientists Have Created a Glow in the Dark Dog

For some reason, crazy scientists from South Korea have created a dog that glows in the dark. Seriously. The beagle, named Tegon, was cloned and genetically modified so it lights up when you put it under ultraviolet light. » 7/28/11 9:16am 7/28/11 9:16am

Glow-in-the-Dark Uranium Soap

Don't worry, it's not radioactive—nor has it been milled from the soaplakes of Chernobyl. But it is ocean scented! And organic. And vegan, and not tested on get the picture. Just $7. [PerpetualKid via 7Gadgets] » 12/02/10 1:20pm 12/02/10 1:20pm

A Phosphorescent Paint Reminder to Get You Out of Bed

A nerdy night-light for the art buff, Dolce Press' glow-in-the-dark print was made in a run of 100, so get in quick if you want a limited-edition well-wishing print for the wall. They're $48 each. [Dolce via InspirationalGeek] » 11/08/10 7:20am 11/08/10 7:20am

How Could This Do It Yourself Light Suit Not Improve Your Weekend?

This may not necessarily be the most practical DIY, but if you're looking at that picture—I mean really looking—and you're not thinking "I want to go to there," well, I just don't know what to tell you. » 1/16/10 11:00am 1/16/10 11:00am

Phosphorus: It Sounds Better On Vinyl

Death Calls the Tune, a project by German designers lab binaer, looks like a regular turntable, until you turn the lights off. Instead of playing "California Dreamin'," this record displays text messages in phosphorus. » 1/09/10 4:00pm 1/09/10 4:00pm

Glow-in-the-Dark Tennis Has Me Tron-Tripping

Watching this video of glowing people playing tennis in the dark has me dizzy. I can't imagine watching the game live. Well, I guess I can imagine it, but I would probably vomit just by doing that. [Thanks Buster Cox] » 12/14/09 1:30pm 12/14/09 1:30pm

Glow-in-the-Dark Lingerie: Less Awkward Than Scratch-and-Sniff Lingerie

Nothing gets my blood pumping like a sexy lady wearing a skimpy outfit that glows in the dark. Well, I guess the glowing in the dark thing isn't necessary, but if it's part of the package, go nuts, I guess. » 10/30/09 10:40am 10/30/09 10:40am