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Firefly - Wikipedia

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All fireflies glow as larvae. ... It appears to be a warning signal to predators, since many firefly larvae contain chemicals that are distasteful or ... Current hypotheses about the causes of this ...

What Makes Fireflies Light Up? - Live Science

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Jul 1, 2010 ... Fireflies are a summer night staple, but the process behind what makes these insects glow is surprisingly sexy. ... Many firefly larvae contain chemicals that are distasteful or toxic to animals and humans, according to a study ...

How and why do fireflies light up? - Scientific American

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Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to light ... Unlike a light bulb, which produces a lot of heat in addition to light, a firefly's ...

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

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Jul 24, 2015 ... Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright ... colleagues at Yale University have re-created a firefly's glow in their ... "To me, chemically, this is the only way it makes sense," says Stephen Miller, a chemical ...

How do fireflies light up? | HowStuffWorks

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Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. ... The cells contain a chemical called luciferin and make an enzyme called luciferase. To make light, the ...

Why fireflies light up | Earth | EarthSky

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Jun 3, 2016 ... A chemical reaction gives off the familiar glow of a firefly. ... You can see what looks like trails made by fireflies, via long-exposure photography ...

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Jul 21, 2015 ... But until recently, we didn't really understand how fireflies produced their... ... Learn more about the chemistry behind the glow in the latest episode of ACS ... How to make Chemical Fireflies - Cool Science Experiment- ...

What makes fireflies glow? -- ScienceDaily

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Jul 1, 2015 ... As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime ... in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow. ... They report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society new ...

How Do Fireflies Glow? | Wonderopolis

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Once the chemical reaction begins, the result is a bright little light. ... What makes fireflies — sometimes called lightning bugs — unique and rare is their ability to ...

What makes fireflies glow? (video) - American Chemical Society

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Jul 1, 2015 ... About 60 years ago, scientists figured out in broad strokes the cascade of reactions that allows fireflies to produce light. It starts with a chemical ...