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Posts tagged bats

April 15, 2019

 

How Moths Hide From Bats

In the same way that visual camouflage makes things hard to see, acoustic camouflage makes it hard for bats to see moths.

March 18, 2019

 

Human Echolocation

Scientists have shown that many blind people develop enhanced hearing abilities.

January 21, 2019

 

How Fireflies Survive

New research shows how fireflies use their flashing bodies to avoid bats.

November 9, 2018

 

Bat Jammers

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

June 4, 2018

 

Turkeys Need Wingmen Too

A UC Berkeley study shows that wild male turkeys operate using cooperative courtship between dominant and subordinate males.

May 10, 2018

 

Life Twelve Miles Underground

A strong understanding of microbial life on Earth will help us better search for it on other worlds.

September 14, 2017

 

Bats have more than twenty muscles devoted to moving their ears.

Bats Use Active Hearing

Scientists are studying bats' echolocation abilities.

October 21, 2015

 

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Humans Can Echolocate, Too

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

August 13, 2015

 

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Super Bats 

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

April 2, 2015

 

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One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

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

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