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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Maverick scientist thinks he has discovered a magnetic sixth sense in humans | Science | AAAS

Maverick scientist thinks he has discovered a magnetic sixth sense in humans | Science | AAAS



Birds do it. Bees do it. But the human subject, standing here in a hoodie—can he do it? Joe Kirschvink is determined to find out. For decades, he has shown how critters across the animal kingdom navigate using magnetoreception, or a sense of Earth’s magnetic field. Now, the geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena is testing humans to see if they too have this subconscious sixth sense. Kirschvink is pretty sure they do. 




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