Tag: magnetic field

July 9, 2021

Watch: How do birds use Earth’s magnetic field?

A protein inside songbirds’ eyes makes them sensitive to magnetic fields, researchers have confirmed, which may play a role in how the animals navigate. Physicists have hypothesized since the 1970s...

March 9, 2020

Are whale strandings linked to sunspots?

Could beached whales be linked to storms on the surface of the sun? In a recent study in Current Biology, researchers documented what may be a correlation between sunspots and...

May 17, 2018

Magnetic fields mean similar genetics for loggerheads

Endangered loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) make long journeys around the Atlantic Ocean but always return to the same beaches where they hatched to reproduce. But how do they know...