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The pathogenic fungus that has decimated populations of bats throughout the eastern United States has surfaced in the state for the first time, although none of the bats appear diseased.

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Distracting Tails

By | February 17, 2015

Luna moths use their long tails to throw bats off their trail.

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Vampire Bats Lack Bitter Taste

By | June 25, 2014

With a diet of blood, the flying mammals have largely lost the ability to taste bitter flavors.

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image: More Evidence MERS Came from Bats

More Evidence MERS Came from Bats

By | October 10, 2013

Genomic analysis suggests that the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus circulated among bats for a while before jumping to humans.  

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image: Bats a Source of MERS?

Bats a Source of MERS?

By | August 23, 2013

A fragment of viral RNA isolated from an Egyptian tomb bat matches viral RNA isolated from the first human victim of the novel coronavirus.

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image: Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats

Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats

By | June 20, 2013

The degree of honesty in moth courtship songs might have been influenced by their similarity to bat echolocation calls.

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image: New Genus of Bat

New Genus of Bat

By | April 11, 2013

In South Sudan, researchers discover another specimen that they’ve classified into an entirely new genus of the flying mammal.

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Genome Digest

By | March 19, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Bat Deaths Hit 6 Million

By | January 19, 2012

The deadly white-nose fungus has killed some 6 million bats in the 5 years since its discovery—and it doesn’t show sign of stopping.

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Bat Luck

By | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.

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