A short one this week. Minimal commentary. They can’t all be winners.

  • How are migratory birds so good at navigation? The answer has eluded scientists for years. Now we may have one. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered that birds have a protein in their eyes that could help them sense magnetic fields. (Reported by John Gabbatiss of The Independent)
  • Finally, writing for Medium, Rational Thinker 69 (I hope that username is ironic) traces modern callout culture back to the early days of the Web and the Something Awful forums. I’ve seen similar arguments from, shall we say, less savoury corners of the Internet, so I’m glad to see them come from someone who actually does seem to care about social justice.

Enough blogging. Back to work.