Dung beetle research yields odd prize

Several researchers at the University of Lund have received an "Ig Nobel" prize for their discoveries regarding dung beetles. The prizes for fun research that makes people "laugh and then think" are awarded annually at Harvard University to honor improbable research.

The Swedes and two South African colleagues received an Ig Nobel for "discovering that when dung beetles get lost, they can navigate their way home by looking at the Milky Way."

An article about the remarkable celestial navigation ability of dung beetles was published in the January 24 edition of Current Biology magazine.

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