Tag: fireflies

Researchers Uncover What Goes Into Firefly ‘Wedding Gifts’

How do male fireflies attract mates? They present 'wedding gifts,' the contents of which have been analyzed for the first time by researchers from Tufts Univeristy and MIT.

Animals December 28, 2016

How Fireflies Can Help Light The Way To Earlier Disease Diagnosis

Scientists have found a way to use a modified version of the molecule responsible for fireflies' signature glow to illuminate signs of disease. This new firefly-enabled technique could help doctors diagnose diseases, including cancer, more quickly.

July 22, 2015

UC Riverside Student Finds New Species Of Firefly In California

A new species of firefly was recently discovered by a 24-year-old undergraduate from the University of California, Riverside.

Earth/Environment June 26, 2015

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