Fireflies’ summer evening light shows are a delight for humans, but for the insects they are a crucial mating ritual – and human-caused light pollution is a buzz kill.
Dark skies have value. They are a profoundly wonderful yet highly threatened natural asset.
Just the tiniest bit of light can let you see in the ‘dark.’ Here’s how your eyes do it.
Street lighting may not actually reduce crime – but it can make people feel safer at night.
A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
Scholars of urban studies are acknowledging that the discipline is characterised by a fear of the dark and the night. But artists are giving us a creative language to engage with the darkness.