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Posts tagged bats

March 27, 2012

 

bat with white nose syndrome

All About White Nose Syndrome In Bats

The mystery began in a cave near Albany, New York in 2006...

November 17, 2011

 

vampire bat on white background

How Do Vampire Bats Use Their Noses To Detect Prey?

They prowl in the dark, soar through starlit skies... they are vampire bats and they're looking for blood!

September 30, 2011

 

A Moth being held by a person

A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2010

 

Close up of a White and gray cat with owner

Why Do Cats Have Slit Pupils And Humans Have Round Pupils?

You probably have noticed that cats have slit pupils and humans have round pupils. What are the advantages of each pupil shape?

November 11, 2008

 

Vampire

Who Believes in Vampires?

The belief in vampires is one of the most wide-spread of superstitions; How can all those eye-witnesses to these creatures of the night be wrong?

November 3, 2008

 

Mantid on Wet Ground

The Cyclopean Ear

Mantids are some of the most impressive insect predators, regularly snaring other insects or even the occasional lizard, snake or frog.

December 7, 2005

 

hibernating bats hanging from a tree

It’s a Bat’s Life

Who wants real bats in their house? Well, if bats could talk, they might say the feeling is mutual.

September 27, 2003

 

Were Butterflies Created by Bats?

Scientists aren’t exactly sure how butterflies evolved this way, but evidence suggest that these ears might be evidence that bats created butterflies by driving moths into the daylight. The idea is that with the evolution of bat echolocation, moths had to find some way of avoiding the predator’s jaws.

September 27, 2003

 

Flying Snakes

Given the hundreds of thousands of different animals inhabiting our planet, the list of those that can fly is quite small. “Fly Snakes” on today’s Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

batspit

Bat Spit

Vampire bats may seem like a blood problem you may have to deal with. However, you should be worrying about having a stroke!

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