photography
These Glowing Rocks Capture One of Nature’s Most Beautiful Phenomena 

Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive. Read More >>

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Behold the Ghostly Glow of a Bioluminescent Coastline Under the Milky Way

Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth’s exquisite shots of the aurora borealis and the Milky Way have lit up Gizmodo before. But he’s outdone himself with his latest reminder that Earth is the most beautiful planet you’ll ever live on: An electric blue strip of bioluminescent coastline under a dazzlingly starry night sky. Read More >>

environment
A Town’s Famous Bioluminescent Bay is Going Dark and No One Knows Why

For those who've seen it—and photographs don't do it justice—the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay is one of the world's most spectacular natural sights. Tiny plankton known as dinoflagellates light up the water like a glow stick at night. But since January, the glow has faded, throwing the entire Puerto Rican town into a panic. Read More >>

science
This Light Is Powered By Fireflies And Doesn’t Need Electricity to Glow

Can you imagine light that can glow without using electricity? That's what these researchers from Syracuse University are trying to create and they're using the bioluminescence of a firefly to make it happen. It means that perhaps sometime in the future, these firefly lights could replace LEDs and not need any power. Read More >>

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Surfing Bioluminescent Waves Looks Like a Beautiful Hallucination

The first time I saw waves light up in beautiful colors as they crashed onto the beach I thought someone had slipped me some acid. It's real, though. Bioluminescent phytoplankton cause this spectacular light show, and wow, someone's surfing it. Read More >>