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Saturday July 25, 2015

After 60 Years, We Finally Know How Fireflies Glow

Have you ever wondered how fireflies glow? It is now no longer a secret, and what is really exciting is how the discovery may lead to remedies for ailments such as cancers.

The age-old question has long puzzled scientists. Now Bruce Branchini of Connecticut College and colleagues at Yale University have re-created a firefly's glow in their lab. The work lights the way to more discoveries, and it could lead to exciting applications in medicine.