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Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Ashley Yeager | Feb 23, 2018
Dampening the immune response to stay up in the air may have helped bats become tolerant to viral infections.
Study: Telomeres Don’t Shorten with Age in Longest-Lived Bats
Diana Kwon | Feb 8, 2018
Researchers find that while bats in the
genus don’t produce telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, they possess 21 telomere maintenance–related genes.
Image of the Day: Dog-Faced Bats
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
The discovery of two new species within the
genus has expanded the total known number of dog-faced bat species to eight.
Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 10, 2018
These mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing.
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.
Caught on Camera
Staff | Jan 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
What Bat Quarrels Tell Us About Vocal Learning
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
New research shows humans aren’t that different from our winged cousins.
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are
’s favorite images from 2017.
Bats a Major Global Reservoir of Coronaviruses
Diana Kwon | Jun 12, 2017
Understanding the patterns of diversity in bat-hosted viruses may help researchers better predict when and where outbreaks may occur.
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Infects Bats in Texas
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2017
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.