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Dung Beetles Follow the Milky Way

Caption: 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 Jan. 24 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, shows that even on the darkest of nights, African ball-rolling insects are guided by the soft glow of the Milky Way.

Credit: Current Biology, Dacke et al.

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