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Forget Google Maps, Animals Have Incredible Natural Compasses

Animals are far more intelligent than we often give them credit for. Orcas are chillingly intelligent hunters, crows can use tools, solve problems and even study human behaviour, while chimpanzees are undoubtedly brainier than many people I've met. We’re slowly realising just how much they’re capable of, and scientists have just made a breakthrough regarding animals’ natural navigational systems. Read More >>

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Amazing Ancient Viking Sun Compass Even Worked After Sunset

Even the best Scout prefers to navigate during the day. The Vikings, apparently, would have laughed at such a preference—according to new research, the North Atlantic seafarers' sun compass was so advanced it even worked after dark, thanks to clever engineering and mystical crystals. Read More >>