Meet the Lampyridae!

One of my favorite New Zealanders is Siouxsie Wiles, the badass microbiologist and bioluminescence expert who very kindly accompanied me and other skeptics to the glowworm caves in Waitomo last year. She was awesome at explaining some difficult scientific concepts in easy-to-grasp language, and so I’m very pleased that she’s now sharing her knowledge with a wider audience via YouTube:

She says if she gets enough views, she’ll make more. So please, give her a thumbs up and share the link far and wide!


Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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