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Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed

By David Cyranoski | November 16, 2015 Protein complex offers explanation for how animals sense Earth’s magnetic pull. In the cells of fruit flies, Chinese scientists say that they have found a biological compass needle: a rod-shaped complex of proteins that can align with Earth’s weak magnetic field. The biocompass — whose constituent proteins exist in related forms in other species, including humans — could explain a long-standing puzzle: how animals such as birds and insects …

Seal pups recognise their mothers’ voices and differentiate in Antarctic colonies | Daily Mail Online

… closer range. The researchers, from the University of Paris-Sud, found that when mothers return to the colony, they and their pups initially use vocalisations to find each other among several hundred other seals. They then use their sense of smell to confirm. As recognising vocal calls is essential to their survival, the study investigated the components of the individual vocal signature detected by pups to identify their mothers. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: …

Dinosaur that could smell fear | The Daily Star

From The Daily Star | May 17, 2015 Researchers have identified a new species of dinosaur with a “supersense”. Closely related to the Velociraptor, the group of creatures made infamous by the movie “Jurassic Park”, the newly named species was able to use its sense of smell to sniff out predators. The fossil — part of the dinosaur’s skull — actually represents a brand new species, which researchers call Saurornitholestes sullivani. Steven Jasinski, a doctoral student in …

Reducing Food Waste From School Lunch Trash to Food for Farm Animals | Care2 Causes

… giving back, some of the meat from the ranch is also donated to charity. At the end of a typical week, the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will have accumulated about 10,000 pounds of waste from local schools and stores. Hey, I don’t eat animals, so I don’t like the idea of feeding our food to animals just so they’re turned into food for us, but from an environmental standpoint, recycling school lunches makes more sense than letting all that food end up in the landfills. However, informed …

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