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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.
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
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
Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes
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.
Sensory Biology Around the Animal Kingdom
Staff | Sep 1, 2016
From detecting gravity and the Earth’s magnetic field to feeling heat and the movement of water around them, animals can do more than just see, smell, touch, taste, and hear.
Opinion: Acquiring Extra Senses
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2016
Animals’ diverse sensory abilities will guide a technology-based revolution that gives humans perception beyond our natural senses.
A Panoply of Animal Senses
Staff | Aug 31, 2016
Animals have receptors for feeling gravity, fluid flow, heat, and electric and magnetic fields.
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.