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Bat maps: The conservation crusade

Conservation efforts have taken an important step forward, thanks to observations of bats – creatures that make up a quarter of all of the UK's native mammal species.

dateJul 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Evolution of lying

( —Ultimately, our ability to convincingly lie to each other may have evolved as a direct result of our cooperative nature.

dateMay 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Mozzies motivate the movements of microbats

( —Picnic saboteurs or valuable food source? While the humble mosquito is not welcome buzzing around and sharing viruses with humans, it has a valuable ecological role to play as a prey item for insectivorous bats, ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Bats use blood to reshape tongue for feeding

Nectar-feeding bats and busy janitors have at least two things in common: They want to wipe up as much liquid as they can as fast as they can, and they have specific equipment for the job. A study in the Proceedings of the ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Robot hands gain a gentler touch

( —What use is a hand without nerves, that can't tell what it's holding? A hand that lifts a can of soda to your lips, but inadvertently tips or crushes it in the process?

dateApr 18, 2013 in Engineering
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Bat-killing white-nose syndrome continues to spread

It was a typically cold winter day when Greg Turner, a wildlife biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, unlocked the gate at the historic Durham Mine in upper Bucks County, Pa., and stepped into the darkness.

dateApr 15, 2013 in Ecology
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