Sara Lewis: The Loves and Lies of Fireflies (TED video)

Biologist Sara Lewis has spent the past 20 years getting to the bottom of the magic and wonder of fireflies. In this charming talk, she tells us how and why the beetles produce their silent sparks, what happens when two fireflies have sex, and why one group of females is known as the firefly vampire. (It’s not pretty.)

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  1. Did she just say: “I hope we can find a way, to keep these bright lights shiny!”

    Everything shiny captain!

    Okay, I’m a bit of a Firefly (the series) geek :P

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