Underreported: Biofluorescence

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scientists have a lot to learn from fireflies and glowing jellyfish. On Underreported: a look at the science of biofluorescence, and how it could lead to revolutionary advances in brain research and even military technology. Vincent Pieribone and David Gruber are co-authors of the book Aglow in the Dark.

Aglow in the Dark is available for purchase at


David Gruber and Vincent Pieribone

Comments [3]

Greg from Greenpoint

Scorpions are also fluorescent.

Nov. 15 2007 01:56 PM
Jay from NJ

Kudos to WNYC for a very fascinating presentation by Vincent & David. I'm looking forward to the sequel to this fascinating description of scientific research into glowing, green Biofluorescence.

Nov. 15 2007 01:55 PM
Erica from 10024

re: "Lucifer"
Before cast into hell, Lucifer was an archangel, and the name means "bringer of light." Nothing sinister about the name as it refers to biology.

Nov. 15 2007 01:35 PM

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