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Posts tagged "ears"
Two researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Le-Qing Wu and David Dickman, have identified cells in a pigeon’s brain that record detailed information on the Earth’s magnetic field, a kind of biological compass.The group of specialized cells are in the brain stem and record direction and intensity of the magnetic field. And they have good, but not conclusive, evidence to suggest that the information these cells are recording is coming from the bird’s inner ear. So cray!
Whales use sound to communicate over entire oceans, search for food, and coordinate attacks. Baleen whales use triangular patches of fat around their ear. This is similar to toothed whales, so it is thought that the ear fat comes from a common evolutionary origin.
Body piercings gone wrong! New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology show that there is a 20% complication rate. With those numbers, I would rethink my decision if it were a surgery….