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In Coral Fossils, Searching for the First Glow of Bioluminescence

A new study resets the timing for the emergence of bioluminescence back to millions of years earlier than previously thought.

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Like Moths to a Flame? We May Need a New Phrase.

Over time researchers have found fewer of the insects turning up in light traps, suggesting they may be less attracted…

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Marian Zazeela, an Artist of Light and Design, Dies at 83

She pivoted from painting to lighting exhibitions, performance art, graphic design and minimalist music, performed with her husband, the composer…

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‘Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus’: A Parting Gift From a Master Musician

The final concert of the Japanese virtuoso is captured in an aching meditation on mortality and legacy.

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The Paradox Holding Back the Clean Energy Revolution

With its 1.2 million LED lights shining brightly against the Las Vegas night, the Sphere may well be the ultimate…

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Watch the First Meteor Shower of 2024 Reach Its Peak

The Quadrantids are forecast to be one of the year’s strongest showers, but they can be difficult to actually spot.

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Watch Taraji P. Henson Sing in ‘The Color Purple’

The director Blitz Bazawule narrates a scene from the musical, featuring the star performing as the dynamo Shug Avery.

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Renovating a Kitchen? Don’t Forget the Most Crucial Thing: Light.

Blasting everything with one bright light won’t do. Here’s how to create a multilayered lighting plan like the pros do.

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The Miracle of Light, One Spark at a Time

As Hanukkah draws to a close, American Jews see the week’s brighter glow as especially necessary during a dark season.

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‘Are You Going to Be the One to Get Rid of Santa?’

A family in a small town in New York holds a world record for having the most lights on a…

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