Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers
Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers
Many plants reflect ultrasonic waves, thereby attracting the pollinators, but one cactus takes a different approach.
Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers
Ecuadorian Cactus Absorbs Ultrasound, Enticing Bats to Flowers

Many plants reflect ultrasonic waves, thereby attracting the pollinators, but one cactus takes a different approach.

Many plants reflect ultrasonic waves, thereby attracting the pollinators, but one cactus takes a different approach.

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Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Diana Kwon | Nov 1, 2019
A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.
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.
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Moths’ scales vibrate in the frequency range of bats’ echolocation calls, perhaps helping the insects to avoid predation.
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.
Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils
Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils
Jim Daley | Jun 30, 2018

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

Image of the Day: Bat Attack!
Image of the Day: Bat Attack!
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 15, 2018
Barbastelle bats trick moths with muffled echolocation calls.
What Bat Quarrels Tell Us About Vocal Learning
What Bat Quarrels Tell Us About Vocal Learning
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 31, 2017
New research shows humans aren’t that different from our winged cousins.
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2017
Factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how Rhinolophus clivosus use echolocation. 
Teaching Humans to Echolocate
Teaching Humans to Echolocate
Diana Kwon | Sep 30, 2017
By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.