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Bats harbor gene swiped from ancient Ebola-like virus

Bats harbor gene swiped from ancient Ebola-like virus

Some 18 million years ago, an ancestor of mouse-eared bats “stole” genetic material from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped genetic sequence — a...

Light pollution impairs rainforest regeneration

Increasing light pollution in tropical habitats could be hampering regeneration of rainforests because of its impact on nocturnal seed-dispersers.These new findings were reported by...

Bats: Virtually a model of flight

If you want to get a good look at a bat, a cave is a pretty good place to go. But on a Thursday...

Muscle power: Bats power take-off using recycled energy

Bats are uniquely able to stretch and store energy in their bicep and tricep tendons during take-off and climbing flight, giving them an extra...

Bats save energy by drawing in wings on upstroke

Whether people are building a flying machine or nature is evolving one, there is pressure to optimize efficiency. A new analysis by biologists, physicists,...

A battle of the vampires, 20 million years ago

They are tiny, ugly, disease-carrying little blood-suckers that most people have never seen or heard of, but a new discovery in a one-of-a-kind fossil...

Research team from the Basque Country investigates species of bat that...

There are 27 species of bats identified in the Basque Country today. Twenty years ago there were hardly any records. This data reflects the fruitful work on the ecology and behavioural development of bats by the University of the Basque Country (UPV...

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