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What Makes Some Animals Glow?

Have you ever wondered how lightning bugs glow?

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Glow cat: fluorescent green felines could help study of HIV
<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/sep/11/genetically-modified-glowing-cats" target="_blank" rel=”nofollow”>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.”
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