Bioluminescence: Fantastic Phenomenon

Bioluminescence, a form of chemiluminescence, is the production and emission of light by living organisms, including algae and phytoplankton, present in the oceans and in terrestrial fungi. Bioluminescence principally occurs when light-emitting pigments chemically react with enzymes and other proteins, and is  not to be confused with fluorescence or phosphorescence, both…

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Awesome Volcanic Lightning: How it Forms

New technology which peers inside a volcano’s ash plume is helping scientists understand how volcanic lightning is formed. For all intents and purposes, lightning is caused by the separation of positively and negatively charged particles in the atmosphere. Once the charge separation becomes large enough to overcome the insulating properties…

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