Amazing Reef Fish Glow in the Dark But Remain Invisible to Predators

Red light can't penetrate far past the ocean's surface, so researchers thought that most fish don't perceive red light. But some reef fish have taken advantage of the absence of red light, using it to communicate without attracting the attention of their predators. » 5/28/14 6:46pm 5/28/14 6:46pm

In The Netherlands, There Are Now Glow-in-the-Dark Roads

There's a quarter mile stretch of highway in the Netherlands that now features light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings. It's a pilot project that, if proven effective, could dramatically reduce our need for streetlights. » 4/14/14 10:00pm 4/14/14 10:00pm

Glow-in-the-dark 2001: A Space Odyssey poster is mind-blowing when the…

On April 12th, Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn is launching an art show best viewed in the dark. The "When the Lights Go Out" show will feature posters that reveal hidden features when you shut off the lights. We're particularly partial to this entry from Chris Thornley, inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey. » 4/07/13 10:00am 4/07/13 10:00am

Glow-in-the-Dark Fringe poster reveals the alternate universe when the…

In honor of Fringe coming to a close, Gallery 1988 is running "Fringe Benefits," an interactive art series that encourages fans to vote for their favorite Fringe episodes to turn them into limited edition screenprints. This ingenious print by Mark Englert, based on the Season Three episode "Plateau," uses… » 12/29/12 2:00pm 12/29/12 2:00pm

Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms rediscovered after 170 years

In 1840, English botanist George Gardner was traveling in Brazil. One night, he noticed some boys playing with a strange, glowing object. To his shock, he had encountered a bioluminescent mushroom. It's only taken 170 years to find some more. » 7/10/11 9:00am 7/10/11 9:00am