Quantum… Biology?

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Quantum-atom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just when quantum physics was starting to get cool, and when Biology finals seemed like they couldn’t get any harder, quantum Biology is making a splash.

“‘The weird quantum stuff that happens at the level of the very small doesn’t usually make a difference to the big stuff like cars or toasters that we see and use every day.’ But life, it seems, is different. Indeed the internal compass that enables female robins to migrate in the winter relies on a curious capability that wouldn’t sound out of place in an X-Men line-up: magnetoreception.”

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To read more about how robins are basically animal equivalents of Magneto, read the article here.