Computational study sheds doubt on latest theory of birds’ mysterious magnetic compass

Source: Science Daily

The European robin and other birds know where to migrate by sensing the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field. Researchers have recently attributed this ability to a chemical reaction that takes place within the eye and whose success depends on the field direction. However, researchers now report that the current form of this ‘radical-pair mechanism’ is not sensitive enough to explain the disruption of the avian magnetic compass by certain radiofrequency magnetic fields.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171003125446.htm