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Bats adjust their 'field-of-view'

A new study reveals that the way fruit bats use biosonar to 'see' their surroundings is significantly more advanced than first thought. The study, published September 13 in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, examines ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Internal maps help fruit bats navigate

GPS technology can make our travels easier and more efficient. But for many animals, the ability to successfully navigate a landscape is not just a matter of convenience – their very survival depends on it.

dateAug 15, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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'Lost' bats found breeding on Scilly

A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK). A pregnant female brown long-eared bat is the first of its species to be found on the islands for at least 40 years. ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Hibernation keeps rabies going in bats

( -- In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, infectious disease biologist Dylan George from Colorado State University reports that a bat’s hibernation is what keeps ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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