Daily Roundup

This might just be the honeymoon period but I’m astonished at the fact that there’s enough going on in just everyday news for me to write these small blog posts.

For instance, bird navigation — if didn’t think it was a particularly appealing field of study, take a look at these two papers. The first is about how birds might have a heads-up display that could help them literally see changes in the earth’s magnetic field.

Now, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a group of neurons in the brainstem that actually respond to magnetic fields of different orientations. It would be interesting to see how and if this interacts with the heads up display idea.


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