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What Makes Some Animals Glow?

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Have you ever wondered how lightning bugs glow? Read More: Glow cat: fluorescent green felines could help study of HIV http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/sep/11/genetically-modified-glowing-cats "It is a rite of passage for any sufficiently advanced genetically modified animal: at some point scientists will insert a gene that makes you glow green. The latest addition to this ever-growing list - which includes fruit flies, mice, rabbits and pigs - is the domestic cat." Bioluminescence turns Australia's shores fluorescent blue http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/19/world/bioluminescence-turns-australia-shores-blue/ "The shores of Hobart, Tasmania, have been twinkling a bright, neon blue the past few days, turning the water's surface into a scene that looks out of this world." What is bioluminescence? http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/biolum.html "The light emitted by a bioluminescent organism is produced by energy released from chemical reactions occurring inside (or ejected by) the organism." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq