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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.
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.
Jenny Rood | Jan 19, 2015
Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home.
Confused Bird Compasses
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014
Anthropogenic low-frequency electromagnetic signals can foul up migrating birds’ compasses, a study finds.
A Sense of Mystery
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013
Researchers from various disciplines are homing in on the mechanics of magnetoreception, an enigmatic sense that some animals use to navigate the globe.
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.