“Creatures of Light” Illuminated at ANHM
PUT YOUR GLOWSTICKS IN THE AIR….
This Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History will open their doors on ‘Creatures of Light’ (‘Creatures of Light’ at American Museum of Natural History – NYTimes.com.), an exhibit exploring the phenomenon of bioluminescence, in a series of simulations of fireflies, glowworms, jellyfish and other mesmerizing creatures. Because, let’s face it, whose favorite Planet Earth episode wasn’t “Deep Sea”…I mean, just look at these guys…
Bioluminescence is especially near and dear to us here at Columbia, home of Dr. Martin Chalfie, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 along with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Tsien for the discovery and application of Green Fluorescent Protein or GFP. This tiny fluorescent molecule derived from the glorious Aequorea Victoria has revolutionized scientific research, allowing proteins to be tagged without disruption of the cell and cellular processes to be visualized in real time.
GO CHECK IT OUT AND FEAST ON 1) THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE AND 2) SHAKE SHACK!