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Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned
Abby Olena | Apr 25, 2018
Unsuccessful attempts to reproduce the results of a 2015 study reporting that
orient themselves by Earth’s magnetic field spark debate among researchers.
Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields
Shawna Williams | Mar 19, 2018
Unlike in some animals, their sense of magnetoreception appears to be independent of blue light.
Smart Skin Enables Magnetoreception
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2016
Researchers develop a wearable technology that can detect magnetic fields and translate the signal into a visual display—a first step toward equipping humans with an entirely new sense.
Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Scientists are unraveling how animals use Earth's magnetic field to navigate.
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
A protein complex discovered in
may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2015
University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.
Source of Animal Magnetism Identified
Hayley Dunning | Jul 9, 2012
Decades after science discovered that animals can navigate using the earth’s magnetic field, researchers isolate the first vertebrate cells containing magnetic iron.