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Tag Archives: Bats
What do giant fruit bats have in common with Johnny Appleseed? Tonight’s episode of “One Strange Rock,” National Geographic Channel’s documentary series about the interconnectedness of Earth’s ecosystems, provides an answer that’ll awe the grossologist in your family. During each rainy season, … Continue reading
Holy drone, Batman! Scientists have created a robotic drone with soft, flapping wings that looks and flies like a ghostly bat. The Bat Bot project, conducted by researchers at Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, may sound like … Continue reading
Genetic analysis has shown that the first West Coast case of white nose syndrome, a disease that’s killing millions of bats across America, was probably caused by a fungal strain that came from the eastern U.S. rather than from across … Continue reading
Researchers are dismayed by the first-ever case of the bat-killing disease known as white nose syndrome in Washington state, more than 1,000 miles west of where it’s been detected before. The illness is linked to a fungus that’s primarily spread from bat to bat, but … Continue reading