When dung beetles dance, they photograph the firmament

Posted by on May 12, 2016 4:54 pm
Categories: Science

The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers have now taken a new step in understanding the existence of these unique beetles: when the beetles dance on top of a ball of dung, they simultaneously take a photograph — a snapshot — of how celestial bodies are positioned.

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