Author Archives: Richard Nissen

RIN16 (Animal Navigation)

Every three years the Royal Institute of Navigation hosts a conference in the UK for everyone interested in Animal navigation.  The next one is in 2016: RIN16 (Animal Navigation) 13/04/2016 12:00:00 to 15/04/2016 12:00:00 Royal Holloway College, London RIN16 Orientation … Continue reading

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Honey bees are not effected by Magnetism

Our associate editor Antonio Nafarrate has brought this paper to my attention. “Does the Earth’s magnetic Field serve as a reference alignment for the Honeybee waggle dance” (Dec 2014) by Professor Gerhard Gries et al. This is paper is fascinating … Continue reading

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The Compass Within – Sense of direction

Article in Nature volume 18 number 4 April 2015 This is a very important piece of work which begins to bring us to an understanding how a sense of direction works and which is NOT magnetic based. We at animalnav.org … Continue reading

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A little navigational help from animals

A little navigational help from animals. Tristam Gooley, who is one of our heroes, and a brilliant natural navigator have posted this fascinating link to his web site. You should follow this and delve into his other insights too as … Continue reading

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Origin of life and Quantum Criticality

Simon Raggett (one of our editors) has sent us this fascinating link discussing the origin of life and the hidden role of Quantum Criticality: https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/the-origin-of-life-and-the-hidden-role-of-quantum-criticality-ca4707924552 as he says: This might be thought to have possible implications for links between organisms … Continue reading

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Universal Consciousness

On 30th March 2015, Richard Silberstein gave a presentation to the Science Medical Network on “Universal Consciousness”: Mystics of various religious and spiritual traditions have, on occasion, described a mystical realisation as that of the entire universe’s conscious. In this talk, he described some … Continue reading

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Mass beaching fuels Japan quake fears

Antonio Nafarrate, one of our editors, shares this with you: He explains that this was caused by changes in the gravitational topography. >>>> http://news.yahoo.com/mass-beaching-fuels-unscientific-japan-quake-fears-070314256.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=ma

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