Blobologist-approved reads: We lost the pigeon navigation centre but found some penguin poop

My ScienceSeeker picks for this week (Pre-San-Diego-Experimental-Biology-2012-Extravaganza-Hello-Pacific-Ocean-It’s-Nice-To-See-you-again Edition):

“Sometimes, we’re wrong.”

The post is a nicely readable summary of some recent news. It turns out that the stuff we thought we knew about magnetic-field detecting navigation structures in birds’ beaks is probably wrong, in kind of a cool way.

 “..what’s a better surprise than extra penguins?”

“Yoe is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is interested in transforming the nature of matter.”

Awesome electron micrographs ensue.

“As the bats flit past them on all sides, the snakes wait, swinging like clock pendulums.”


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