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Fireflies lighting up a backyard in New York. Photo by s58y via Flickr Creative Commons

Light Up Your Summer!

As you’re exploring the great outdoors or camping out this summer as part of the Great American Campout, stars and campfires may not be the only objects you see emitting …

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Beyond Fireflies: Bioluminescent Organisms

When it comes to bioluminescence, the first organism we typically think of would be the all-familiar firefly (also known as lightning bug). As land animals, fireflies are our most noticeable …

Firefly photographed by Radim Schreiber in Iowa.

Fireflies!

The weather’s warm and the kids are on summer vacation, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and encounter the insect icon of summertime: the firefly. Did you …

Valentine’s Day: Weird Wildlife Mating Rituals

While they might not be giving roses and writing love poems, wildlife have some pretty fascinating–and sometimes downright bizarre–courtship and mating rituals of their own.You won’t find singles bars or …

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