Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' Not the Work of Termites

May 21, 2014 2:37 PM

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Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' Not the Work of Termites

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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