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A crap talk about orientation -- dung beetles | Marie Dacke | TEDxLundUniversity

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Published on May 7, 2013

Small insect with even smaller brains still have to solve major problems on a daily basis. A desert living insect will for example quickly die if lost in the heat of the day. How does an insect with a brain smaller than a rice grain manage without a compass, or do they? Can insects play football, do they dance and can they see things that we cannot see? Biologist Marie Dacke is an award winning speaker who among other things studies flight control and navigation in insects.

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