Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' Not the Work of Termites

May 21, 2014 2:37 PM

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The mysterious "fairy circles" speckled across the Namibian grasslands in Africa are not the work of sand termites, as previously thought, but rather self-organization.

These crop circle-style bare patches have baffled scientists for decades, but recent research published in the journal Ecography may offer a more plausible explanation than the former termite theory.

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