Animals in Alignment

Cows conform to electric fields, insects decrease with increasing radiation

A Couple of Cows

Annabel (CC licensed)

Remember those cows who seemed to align themselves with the magnetic poles while grazing? Turns out the earth might not be the only thing prompting the cows' positioning. The same researchers who studied Google map images to draw their earlier conclusion have found that power lines, too, seem to cause the bovines to stand facing particular directions.

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