Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation
Making Sense of Magnetic Navigation

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

A new book about remarkable feats of migration by animals explores the front lines of research into how they do it.

magnetoreception
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
From the remarkable speed of enzyme-catalyzed reactions to the workings of the human brain, numerous biological puzzles are now being explored for evidence of quantum effects.
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
Weird effects on the scale of subatomic particles may play roles in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and avian magnetoreception.
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.
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2017
In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.
Smart Skin Enables Magnetoreception
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.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes
A Cornucopia of Sensory Perception
A Cornucopia of Sensory Perception
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2016
Forget what you learned about humans having five senses. That goes double for non-human animals.