Monday, July 20, 2009

Humans Do Glow

io9 reports We All Shine On In New Proof Of Bioluminescence.

"Researchers in Japan have finally managed to prove the existence of the human body's bioluminescence with these first-ever pictures of the body's natural shine."

"The human body literally glimmers. The intensity of the light emitted by the body is 1000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eyes."

Here's the PLoS One paper.

1 comment:

The Dad said...

They need to study and see if pregnant women glow more than non-pregnant women.