published in The New Yorker
In today's world, if somebody were to be blindfolded, brought to a random place across the globe, and told to find their way home, they would most likely have no idea which direction or distance they need to travel. For many animals, this seems to be an innate ability that continues to stump researchers. In this article, Schulz reviews the spectacular, navigational abilities of animals, from birds to crabs to ants, and even to household cats. She ends by reflecting on how an ever-expanding human population is affecting these animals, as well as how technology has changed our own abilities.
191 days ago