Bat wings have intrigued scientists for centuries. And now, engineers have created “Bat Bot,” a small aircraft that mimics the flight patterns of the small, rodent-like flyers. Bat Bot exposes the complicated mechanics of bat flight and simultaneously provides clues…
By Andrew Wagner
The vampire bat is hardly the agent-of-evil its association with Dracula would suggest.
By Julia Griffin
A group of researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Germany found that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa likely began when a young boy played too close to an infected group of bats. Their findings were published Tuesday in…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Bats navigate the evening sky using patterns of polarized light, according to a new study. Researchers from Queen’s University in Belfast have found that in addition to their uncommon echolocation skills, bats use polarized sunlight at dusk to set their…
By Andrew Troast
By Larisa Epatko
Farmers in Costa Rica are encouraged to set aside part of their land from production to help maintain biodiversity and prevent deforestation.
Science Nation video mapping genomes of alligators crocodiles and bats…
By PBS NewsHour
New Englanders may face an uptick in mosquito swarms, insect bites and moths this summer as a strange malady has threatened the insects' top predator: bats.
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