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Dung beetles’ galactic navigation

A beetle with a tiny brain appears to use the Milky Way galaxy for navigation, a feat that has never before been seen in an insect before, say scientists from South Africa and Sweden who made the discovery. Their report, appearing inCurrent Biology, shows that even on the darkest of nights, the African ball-rolling insects […]

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Ability to navigate may be linked to genes

Human, animals and even fish routinely reorient themselves using landmarks and mentally visualizing the geometry of their surroundings. Now, according to new research described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it appears there may also be a genetic component that plays a part in our ability to navigate the world. The study, […]

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