Tar and Abby

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When the political season gets too much - remember the dung beetle

They dance to the stars...

On top of their ball of dung they dance around and memorize the stars to navigate.
Somehow makes me feel better :-)

Full story here
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden 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.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden 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.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden 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.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp
The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden 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.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-dung-beetles-firmament.html#jCp

7 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

I imagine that if I were to be sitting atop a pile of dung, I'd look up to the heavens, too!

anne marie in philly said...

what's brown and sounds like a bell? DUNG!

(stolen from a monty python sketch)

how are the gnomes doing? how are YOU doing - able to drive yet?

the dogs' mother said...

Yes, after 6(!!) months I was allowed to drive.
The gnomes have been neglected but they are out in their
gardens now and survived a visit by the grand-doggy :-)

Jeanne said...

That's really interesting! I had often wondered if other creatures used the stars for their purposes. And now I have an answer! Thanx!

anne marie in philly said...

YAYZ for becoming independent again!

please to be featuring the gnomes next time?

the dogs' mother said...

I'll talk to them when I water today!

Mr. Shife said...

I wish we could fast forward to November to be done with this political nightmare, but then again in November the nightmare will really begin.