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Reverse-engineering bird's quantum compass

Posted on Monday, 29 June, 2009 | Comment icon 0 comments


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For years scientists have been studying birds in an attempt to determine exactly how they are able to navigate large distances on their globe-spanning migrations. The latest piece of this puzzle is an oxygen molecule called superoxide.

"Scientists are coming ever closer to understanding the cellular navigation tools that guide birds in their unerring, globe-spanning migrations."

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