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October 21, 2015


blind people walking with canes

Humans Can Echolocate, Too

Visually impaired humans can develop the ability to navigate their surroundings using echolocation, like bats and dolphins.

August 13, 2015


flying bat

Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

April 2, 2015



One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

March 5, 2015


bats exiting cave

Bat Jammers

Bats can elicit sound frequencies that disrupt other bats' sonar signals.

December 8, 2014


Orca emerges from Arctic waters

The Better to Hear You

From bats to whales, echolocation helps certain mammals navigate environments with limited visibility using reflected sounds.

October 4, 2014


Five people carrying butterfly nets hike up a grassy hill by a mountain.

Mother Earth Takes Citizen Scientists To Task

Volunteers around the country assist researchers studying the environment.

August 23, 2014


Indiana bats hibernating in a crevice.

The Bugs Will Love This

Research suggests White Nose Syndrome in bats will have bleak ecological and economic consequences.

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.

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