These eerie millipedes glow in the dark because of stress

We all have our own different coping mechanisms when it comes to stress. A nice walk outside. A cold beer. A punching bag. Blowing up at your friends. And glowing in the dark. What? Scientists believe that these millipedes evolved to glow in the dark to deal with stress (and to let predators now that they’re packing… » 5/18/15 10:30am 5/18/15 10:30am

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

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

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

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