Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
OSU bug research helping humans – Part 3: Fireflies may help cancer research
Timing is critical when it comes to the mating of fireflies. The flash of the male, and the response of the female, is a precisely timed choreography. If the female hesitates by even a single second, she forfeits her chance to mate. But fireflies do more than just light up the night. Some local researchers use firefly light to understand and fight cancer.
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