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Researchers bust bat rabies stereotype

Bats tend to have a bad reputation. They sleep all day, party at night, and are commonly thought to be riddled with rabies. A study by University of Calgary researchers has confirmed that bats are not as disease-ridden ...

Jan 31, 2011 not rated yet 1

Battling a bat killer

Scientists are looking for answers -- including commercial bathroom disinfectants and over-the-counter fungicides used to fight athlete's foot -- to help in the battle against a strange fungus that threatens bat populations ...

Nov 17, 2010 not rated yet 0

Ears tuned to water

(PhysOrg.com) -- For bats any smooth, horizontal surface is water. Even so if vision, olfaction or touch tells them it is actually a metal, plastic or wooden plate. Bats therefore rely more on their ears than ...

Nov 02, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast