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Skyglow forces dung beetles in the city to abandon the Milky Way as their compass

By James Foster, Research Fellow, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
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Globally, nights are becoming ever brighter. Increasing urbanisation and the installation of new streetlights, security floodlights and outdoor ornamental lighting all contribute to growing light pollution.

This light floods directly into the eyes of animals that are active at night and also into the skies. There a proportion of it is redirected back downwards towards an earthbound observer. This is known as “

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