Bat researchers discover new species on St. Vincent island
(PhysOrg.com) -- At first glance, the bat captured in St. Vincent looked like a common type found in South America.
Bats lend an ear to sonar engineering
Researchers have mapped out the diversity of bat ears in a hope to inspire the design of new intuitive methods of manipulating waves with physical shapes, such as SONAR and RADAR.
UT professor finds economic importance of bats in the billions
Bats in North America are under a two-pronged attack but they are not the only victim so is the U.S. economy. Gary McCracken, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University ...
Bats keep separate households
(PhysOrg.com) -- The use of different resources by males and females exacerbates the estimation of population sizes. However, the monitoring of population sizes, particularly for rare and threatened species, ...
Biologists use GPS to 'map' bats teeth to explore evolutionary adaptations to diet
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a clever use of GPS technology, biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have "mapped" the topography of bat teeth as if they were uncharted mountain ranges, in order to better ...
Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics
A bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests has been found living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.
New research show that bats will hang out with their friends this Halloween
New research has shown that despite moving house frequently, bats choose to roost with the same social groups of 'friends'.
Unique guano innovation yields information on bat populations
Two Northern Arizona University scientists have created a tool to identify bat species using DNA in guano, a non-invasive method that can aid in preservation of endangered species. Because bats disperse ...
Why do people risk infection from bat meat?
Ebola, as with many emerging infections, is likely to have arisen due to man's interaction with wild animals – most likely the practice of hunting and eating wild meat known as 'bushmeat'. A team of researchers ...
Bats versus wind turbines
Wind turbines are responsible for the death of numerous bats. In a recent study, scientists determined the origin of these animals: they do not only come from local areas but many had been already on a long ...
Study shows how, when consumers remember brands in celebrity advertisements
From a consumer perspective, what happens when a celebrity endorses different products in two advertisements that appear in the same magazine? Do you remember both equally? One better than the other? Neither?
Team testing biological treatment for pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats
A researcher at Georgia State University is studying a new, biological treatment for bacterial and fungal pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats in record numbers.
Researchers tap into social networks of endangered Indiana bat to aid in habitat management
(Phys.org) —Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists ...
'Listening' helps scientists track bats without exposing the animals to disease
A fungus that infects bats as they hibernate is killing them by the millions, placing three species in the East perilously close to being declared endangered—or perhaps beyond, towards extinction.