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A mysterious, worm-like, glowing green larvae that lives in the Peruvian rainforest and uses its phosphorescence to lure unsuspecting prey into its waiting jaws might sound like something out of a horror story – but it’s very real.
Good news for those living in areas where it might be difficult to watch the 2013 Leonid meteor shower as it reaches peak conditions this weekend -- NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama will be providing a live Ustream video of the event.
The world's only bioluminescent millipedes use their glow as a warning signal to nocturnal predators, a University of Arizona-led research team has discovered.
Firefly partners work together to find work-family balance.
The fate of the insects drew more than 100 entomologists and biologists to Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai last week for an international symposium on the "Diversity and Conservation of Fireflies."
As the Perseid meteor shower becomes visible in all its glory on 13 August, natural fireworks will fill the sky.
Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are nocturnal, luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae. These names come from the fact that some species as adults emit flashes of light to attract mates, using special light-emitting organs in the abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on luciferin to stimulate light emission. This reaction is of scientific interest, and genes coding for these substances have been spliced into many different organisms. Many species, especially in the genus Photinus,...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.