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Fireflies light the night for love

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By Jeneen Wiche

Likely as a child you collected fireflies in a jar and took them to bed to light up your room on a warm summer night.  
I remember getting my parents to puncture the lid of a mason jar so the magical insects could breathe.  
Well, it turns out that all that light flashing wasn’t meant for our entertainment  but rather about entertaining love.
Researchers at Tufts University and Bringham and Woman’s Hospital have been observing the flashes of fireflies for a decade of summers and what they have uncovered may surprise you.  


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