Nature’s Tea Lights: How Bioluminescent Organisms are Brightening our Present and our Future

It is summer time again and nature‚Äôs little tea lights-the fireflies- can be spotted everywhere. Many of us have fond memories of collecting them in a jar to make a lantern and feeling awe at their glow. Bioluminescent organisms produce light as a result of a reaction of a specific chemical with oxygen in the … Read moreNature’s Tea Lights: How Bioluminescent Organisms are Brightening our Present and our Future

Exquisite Scientific Art at Dulles International Airport

I had just landed at the Dulles International Airport after flying non-stop for five hours from the Pacific to the Eastern Time zone, with a fussy toddler in my lap. It was two in the morning. Tired, hungry, and hauling about five different types of luggage, including a Hummer of a stroller, I was not … Read moreExquisite Scientific Art at Dulles International Airport