Are Climate-Driven Shifts in Bat Diversity to Blame for COVID-19?
Are Climate-Driven Shifts in Bat Diversity to Blame for COVID-19?
A study proposes that habitat for bats—and their accompanying coronaviruses—has increased in southern Asia over the last century, but experts debate the reliability of the analysis.
Are Climate-Driven Shifts in Bat Diversity to Blame for COVID-19?
Are Climate-Driven Shifts in Bat Diversity to Blame for COVID-19?

A study proposes that habitat for bats—and their accompanying coronaviruses—has increased in southern Asia over the last century, but experts debate the reliability of the analysis.

A study proposes that habitat for bats—and their accompanying coronaviruses—has increased in southern Asia over the last century, but experts debate the reliability of the analysis.

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Spike Structure Gives Insight into SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Spike Structure Gives Insight into SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Abby Olena | Jul 16, 2020
Researchers demonstrate that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is more stable and binds the human ACE2 receptor with much higher affinity than the spike protein of its closest known relative, bat coronavirus RaTG13.
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus
Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent.