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What Makes Fireflies Light Up? Here's The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science

What makes fireflies light up? We've long known the key is a chemical reaction involving a molecule known as luciferase. But it turns out th...


Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Sitting on a dark deck under one star in the clouded sky, listening to bullfrogs croaking to each other in regular conversation and watching as the fireflies light up the night as iridescent dots Against darkness.

This Firefly Time-Lapse Video Is Simply Stunning. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

Prepare for an aesthetic journey with fireflies through the medium of time-lapse. Photographer Vincent Brady recently posted this mesmerizing and s...

Why Do Fireflies Glow?

Posted 05.25.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Chanie Kirschner: It seems kind of magical, doesn’t it? As summer draws nearer and the days grow longer, it’s only...

The Season of Innocence

Kara Gebhart Uhl | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Kara Gebhart Uhl

As a mother who holds innocence dear, and is OK with a white lie for the young, I love this season.

PHOTOS: Fireflies Light Up Night In Awesome Long-Exposure Shots

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

Fireflies flash to attract mates, so essentially what you're seeing in the slideshow above is a firefly dance club. Does that make these long-expo...

WATCH: Saving The Disappearing Fireflies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As human development and urban sprawl continue to spread across the globe, the bright lights of populated cities are outshining the meeker glow of nat...

Dan Black Gives Us Symphonies, Discusses Mashups and "Awesome Bizarreness"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with the hybrid innovator about his current album and living life in the "synthscape," as his bio calls it.2010-06-09-danblack.jpg