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Vampire Bats Lack Bitter Taste
Vampire Bats Lack Bitter Taste
Jef Akst | Jun 25, 2014
With a diet of blood, the flying mammals have largely lost the ability to taste bitter flavors.
More Evidence MERS Came from Bats
More Evidence MERS Came from Bats
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2013
Genomic analysis suggests that the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus circulated among bats for a while before jumping to humans.  
Bats a Source of MERS?
Bats a Source of MERS?
Kate Yandell | Aug 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.
Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats
Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats
Ed Yong | Jun 20, 2013
The degree of honesty in moth courtship songs might have been influenced by their similarity to bat echolocation calls.
New Genus of Bat
New Genus of Bat
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
In South Sudan, researchers discover another specimen that they’ve classified into an entirely new genus of the flying mammal.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Kate Yandell | Mar 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Bat Deaths Hit 6 Million
Hannah Waters | Jan 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.
Bat Luck
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 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.
Bat Hunt
Bat Hunt
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.
How Vampire Bats Find Veins
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 4, 2011
Heat-sensing protein channels in vampire bats allow the flying mammals to find the best place to sink their teeth into their prey.