BBC’s Attenborough’s Life That Glows is an absolutely gorgeous look at the mysterious creatures around the world that have bioluminescent powers. It details the lives of fireflies, glow worms, fungi, fish, squid, plankton, and other creatures, and shows how they use their glow-in-the-dark abilities.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
Red light can't penetrate far past the ocean's surface, so researchers thought that most fish don't perceive red light. But some reef fish have taken advantage of the absence of red light, using it to communicate without attracting the attention of their predators.
There's a quarter mile stretch of highway in the Netherlands that now features light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings. It's a pilot project that, if proven effective, could dramatically reduce our need for streetlights.
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
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…
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.
On April 12th, Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn is launching an art show best viewed in the dark. The "When the Lights Go Out" show will feature posters that reveal hidden features when you shut off the lights. We're particularly partial to this entry from Chris Thornley, inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In honor of Fringe coming to a close, Gallery 1988 is running "Fringe Benefits," an interactive art series that encourages fans to vote for their favorite Fringe episodes to turn them into limited edition screenprints. This ingenious print by Mark Englert, based on the Season Three episode "Plateau," uses…
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.
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…
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.
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.