OT: Researchers determine bird navigation method

WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,414 Officer
Yes, this is OT, I know. However, I am posting here since there are so many bird photgraphers on this forum, I thought other would find this interesting.

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Now, two researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Le-Qing Wu and David Dickman, have solved a central part of that puzzle, identifying cells in a pigeon’s brain that record detailed information on the earth’s magnetic field, a kind of biological compass.

“It’s a stunning piece of work,” David Keays of the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna wrote in an e-mail. “Wu and Dickman have found cells in the pigeon brain that are tuned to specific directions of the magnetic field.”

Full article, here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/science/study-sheds-light-on-how-pigeons-navigate-by-magnetic-field.html?_r=1&smid=FB-nytimes&WT.mc_id=SC-E-FB-SM-LIN-SSL-042712-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click
Which ever one(s) of you little boys complained about quotes in the signature should be ashamed of yourself. :blowkiss

Instead of complaining to the moderators you should just quit playing on this board.

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