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Putting the clock in the cock-a-doodle-do

Of course, roosters crow with the dawn. But are they simply reacting to the environment, or do they really know what time of day it is? Researchers reporting in a recent Current Biology issue have evidence that puts the clock in “cock-a-doodle-doo.” “‘Cock-a-doodle-doo’ symbolizes the break of dawn in many countries,” says Takashi Yoshimura of […] Read more

Celestial guidance for rolling balls of dung

You might expect dung beetles to keep their “noses to the ground,” but they are actually incredibly attuned to the sky. A report published online on January 24 in Current Biology, shows that even on the darkest of nights, African ball-rolling insects are guided by the soft glow of the Milky Way. While birds and […] Read more