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Pocket gophers glow under UV light

Researchers are finding more and more species with a surprising trait—they glow under ultraviolet light. The latest to be discovered is a biofluorescent pocket gopher. J.T. Pynne, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of

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Amphibians glowing secret

Could it be that many — maybe even all — amphibians glow and we never knew it? In a recent study in Scientific Reports, researchers found that a variety of amphibians lighting up with bioluminescence

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Human threats imperil fireflies worldwide

Habitat loss, artificial light and pesticides are the largest threats impacting fireflies and causing their declines worldwide, according to new research. Scientists surveyed members of the Fireflyers International Network to fill knowledge gaps about the