Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.
Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Image of the Day: Eel Compass

Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.

Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.

magnetic sense
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 19, 2019
A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.
Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned
Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned
Abby Olena | Apr 25, 2018
Unsuccessful attempts to reproduce the results of a 2015 study reporting that C. elegans orient themselves by Earth’s magnetic field spark debate among researchers.
Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields
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.
Mag-Neato!
Mag-Neato!
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Scientists are unraveling how animals use Earth's magnetic field to navigate.
Biological Compass
Biological Compass
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
A protein complex discovered in Drosophila 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
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.
Turtle Magnetism
Turtle Magnetism
Jenny Rood | Jan 19, 2015
Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home.
Confused Bird Compasses
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
A Sense of Mystery
Dan Cossins | Jul 31, 2013
Researchers from various disciplines are homing in on the mechanics of magnetoreception, an enigmatic sense that some animals use to navigate the globe.