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Two ants crawl out of a hollow on a stone, the ground consists of sand and small stones.
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A biologist with a predilection for philosophy

Biologist Pauline Fleischmann researches desert ants and astonishing navigational abilities – both in the laboratory and in their natural environment.…

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Close-up of a bat with outstretched wings in nature.
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Migratory bats can detect the Earth’s magnetic field

Pipistrelle bats have a magnetic compass and calibrate it at sunset, according to a new study published in the journal Biology Letters. The research…

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How kale is affected by cold temperatures

Researchers from Oldenburg and Bremen investigated the effect of environmental factors on genetically different varieties of kale.

 

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A delicate compass

Many songbirds use the earth's magnetic field as a guide during their migrations, but radiowaves interfere with this ability. A new study has found an…

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Deciphering the inner workings of a bacterium

The metabolism of a key environmental microbe has been elucidated in detail by a team led by microbiologist Ralf Rabus. This holistic understanding…

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How animals find their way

The Collaborative Research Center "Magnetoreception and Navigation in Vertebrates” is going into its second phase: The German Research Foundation has…

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A flock of starlings can be seen as a cloud against the wintry evening sky.
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The sixth sense

Many animals use the Earth's magnetic field for orientation. But exactly how they do this remains for the most part a mystery. In the Collaborative…

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Navigation without sextant or GPS

Fish migrations generally take place hidden from view. Researchers from the Magnetoreception Collaborative Research Centre at the University of…

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  A small brown bird IS sitting among the reeds.
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A stop sign for songbirds

A new study published in Science Magazine has shed light on how birds navigate back to their breeding site after flying across two continents.…

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Quantum Birds

New findings on magnetic sensing in birds are presented by an international team of researchers led by Oldenburg biologist Henrik Mouritsen. The…

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Defying the wind

What is stronger? The branches of trees in tropical rainforests or the roots of the plants that grow on them? To find out, biologists Helena Einzmann…

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