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The brilliance of bioluminescence

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Nature often devises surprising solutions for hunting food, warning predators away, and attracting mates, but one of the most magical-looking of these solutions might be bioluminescence, or biochemical light created by a living creature.

In this TED Ed video by Leslie Kenna, watch how creatures like anglerfish, deep sea shrimp, railroad worms, and fireflies make and use this glow. And then learn more about how humans might put this biochemical solution to good use in innovative new ways.

How would you use bioluminescence?

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