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Biggest library of bat sounds compiled

The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico - a country which harbours many of the Earth's species and has one of the highest rates of extinction and habitat loss.

dateApr 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Study reveals evolution of malaria

Malaria affects close to 500 million people every year, but we're not the only ones—different species of malaria parasite can infect birds, bats, and other mammals too. A Field Museum study published in Molecular Phylogenetics ...

dateMar 23, 2016 in Evolution
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How bats recognize their own 'bat signals'

Individual bats emit sonar calls in the dark, using the echo of their signature sounds to identify and target potential prey. But because they travel in large groups, their signals often "jam" each other, a problem resembling ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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