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 is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. The video is elegantly-scripted and takes a clever trip through the laboratory. I particularly-enjoyed the visuals. Great stuff!

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