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New Study Fuels Debate About Source of Birds’ Magnetic Sense
A detailed analysis of cryptochrome 4 shows that the protein is highly sensitive to magnetic fields in vitro, but some researchers dispute the authors’ assertion that the findings could help explain avian magnetoreception.
New Study Fuels Debate About Source of Birds’ Magnetic Sense
New Study Fuels Debate About Source of Birds’ Magnetic Sense

A detailed analysis of cryptochrome 4 shows that the protein is highly sensitive to magnetic fields in vitro, but some researchers dispute the authors’ assertion that the findings could help explain avian magnetoreception.

A detailed analysis of cryptochrome 4 shows that the protein is highly sensitive to magnetic fields in vitro, but some researchers dispute the authors’ assertion that the findings could help explain avian magnetoreception.

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Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2020
More than 3,000 researchers have signed on to a petition that expresses concern over the agency’s 2021 application for the funding program, which emphasizes three areas of computational science and might further disadvantage underrepresented groups.
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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.
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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.
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Good Vibrations
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?
Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Jul 31, 2015
In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.