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There But For Science: Blood Navigation

Imagine a world in which sailing ships navigate by the yelps of tormented dogs and nuclear submarines whisper to each other via the screams of rabbits and their murdered young? In both of these cases, science won out over magical thinking -- and actual scientific advances stepped in to solve the problems. Join Robert and Joe as the discuss the powder of sympathy and 20th century state-sponsored paranormal research.

Maybe I had "Lost" on the brain (season premiere tonight!), but this story on EurekAlert! caught my eye. Men and women no longer have to fight over which gender needs a map and which one doesn't. It's genes, not gender, that could make the difference. Keep reading to see how researchers tried to establish a link between human navigational abilities.