Researchers present bats as ecologically important, but disease brokers
Bats: They've had a bad rap thanks to vampire movies and rabies fears, yet these little flying mammals play crucial and largely unappreciated roles in ecosystems.
Fruit bat population covering central Africa is carrier of two deadly viruses
A population of fruit bats which is found across much of continental Africa is widely infected with two deadly viruses that could spread to humans, new research reveals.
Mystery solved: Breakdown of Russell Crowe's UFO video
Actor Russell Crowe made some waves this week when he claimed to have captured photos of a UFO outside the window of his office in Australia.
Researchers build robotic bat wing (w/ video)
The strong, flapping flight of bats offers great possibilities for the design of small aircraft, among other applications. By building a robotic bat wing, Brown researchers have uncovered flight secrets of ...
Low-energy GPS sensing looms large
Location sensing has become ubiquitous—it's present every time you turn on your smartphone or engage your car's navigation system. It's also become critical to a variety of outdoors and remote research ...
Industrial music scares off pesky Sydney bats
A huge colony of fruit bats that live in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens are such a pest that desperate officials have taken to blaring industrial noise and banging sounds to scare them off.
Discovery in Africa gives insight for Australian Hendra virus outbreaks
A new study on African bats provides a vital clue for unravelling the mysteries in Australia's battle with the deadly Hendra virus.
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 ...
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 ...
Fresh horse death as Australia virus spreads
Another six people have been tested for the deadly Hendra virus after it claimed the life of a seventh horse, officials said Thursday, as the killer outbreak spread south.
Concern mounts over deadly Australian horse virus
Concern over the killer Hendra virus mounted in Australia Wednesday after a sixth horse died in an outbreak, and 26 people underwent tests after coming into contact with sick animals.
Killer horse virus spreads in Australia
Australian officials were on Saturday working to isolate potential victims after uncovering two more cases of the deadly horse-borne Hendra virus, which has erupted in a second state.
Anxious wait for Australians exposed to rare virus
Eight people endured an anxious wait Thursday after being exposed to the potentially deadly Hendra virus, which is spread to humans from horses and believed to be unique to Australia.
Australia uses experimental drug to halt virus spread
An experimental drug so far only tested on animals has been given to an Australian woman and child in an effort to prevent an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus, health officials said Tuesday.