Bedbugs Predated <em>T. rex</em> and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Bedbugs Predated T. rex and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows

The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.

The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.

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Image of the Day: Target Practice
Image of the Day: Target Practice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 5, 2019
Bats move their ears fast to create frequency shifts in echoes that can give them more information about their prey targets or the surroundings they are navigating through.
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
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.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 11, 2018
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Image of the Day: Hammerhead
Image of the Day: Hammerhead
The Scientist Staff | May 21, 2018
This hammer-headed fruit bat is wearing a GPS tracker deployed by researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies
Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies
Diana Kwon | Apr 5, 2018
The Texas Tech University professor also investigated the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on surrounding wildlife.