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Replicating Birds' Magnetic Vision

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Replicating Birds' Magnetic Vision

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Replicating Birds' Magnetic Vision

Replicating Birds' Magnetic Vision

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There's a theory that birds can "see" a magnetic field because of a chemical reaction in their eyes. That's how they migrate to specific spots around the globe. Peter Hore, a physical chemist at the University of Oxford, thinks he has replicated this reaction in the lab.