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Making the Most of a Bad Situation

A beautiful song and music video performed by one of my fellow St. John’s College alumni. Enjoy!

-Rachel

Bioluminescence of Fireflies

Proof that, sometimes, all you need is a good idea and the right execution. These long-exposure photos were taken by a man living in Japan. They show the bioluminescence of fireflies. Just as a science refresher, bioluminescence is that glowing neon light that fireflies give off when they want to attract a mate. Even though Hiramatsu might not be a professional photographer and these photos are not necessarily art, he still caught a great natural phenomenon with his camera. Kudos.

Personally, I find it a very pleasant thought that adults, like Hiramatsu, are still chasing fireflies around. Take a look:

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/02/japanese-firefly-photos-and-the-anatomy-of-a-viral-spread/?pid=1831

Ray

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