Illuminating Bioluminescence

Do you believe in Tinker Bell? You
remember, don’t you—Peter Pan’s fairy
accomplice? In most performances she’s just
a brilliant dot of light bouncing around the
room. When Tinker Bell gets sick, though, when
the children stop believing she exists, that light
starts to fade. Only by believing in... Read more


The world is full of people who discover things — big things, little things, mysterious things. While the rest of us eat breakfast or go to class or IM, scientists do science.

Teams of people may work for months or years to advance a piece of knowledge; they depend on the people who came before; they help the people who come later.

What A Year! highlights a breakthrough each month and gives some information about the people behind it. You can learn what's going on in your scientific back yard, and to dig a lot deeper if you want.

Have a great year!

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