Dung Beetles Use Cosmic GPS to Find Their Way

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When the sun goes down, dung beetles rely on a galactic source–light from the Milky Way–to navigate, according to a recent report in Current Biology. Study co-author Eric Warrant, of Lund University in Sweden, explains how dung beetles see the starry night sky.

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Eric Warrant

Eric Warrant is a functional zoology professor at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

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About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.