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Dung beetles navigate by sunlight

Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.

Scientists win 'Ig Nobel' prize for dung beetle navigation

A Swedish research team has won a coveted "Ig Nobel" prize - awarded by Harvard University for quirky discoveries "that make people laugh and then think" - for finding dung beetles can navigate their way home in the dark using the Milky Way as a guide.

Research: Milky Way helps guide dung beetles

Humans have long used the stars to help find their way, and so have migrating birds – but dung beetles? Apparently so, according to new research.
 

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