At last, fossil and genetic findings elucidate the evolution of bats--and settle a long-standing debate over the origins of flight and echolocation
Which bat would be voted "most likely to eat insects" in their high school yearbook?
First a U.S. girl--and now two South American kids survive onset of the deadly virus
Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist--But Not for Long
Q&A with movement researcher E. Paul Zehr
Medical Mystery: Only One Person Has Survived Rabies without Vaccine--But How?
ScientificAmerican.com talks with the first known survivor of rabies four years later
World Rabies Day Aims At Rabies Awareness
Saturday, September 8th, is World Rabies Day, to raise people's awareness about the disease--rabies still kills 55,000 people every year. Steve Mirsky reports. For more info, go to www.worldrabiesday.org...
Drunk Bats Prefer Sobering Sugar
Accidentally inebriated Egyptian fruit bats prefer the type of sugar, fructose, that helps them detox faster.
Bat's Wing Strokes Unlike a Bird's
Fog and lasers reveal the wind beneath a bat's wings
Going to Bat
Natural reservoir for emerging viruses may be bats
For Bats, Navigation Is a Problem of Statistics
The lethal "flying fox" virus may spread between people
Vampire Bat Saliva Compound Could Help Treat Strokes
Nectar-Feeding Bats Really Burn Energy
Nectar-feeding bats, which have to hover, go through sugar three times faster than even world-class athletes. Steve Mirsky reports.
On a Wing and Low Air: The Surprising Way Wind Turbines Kill Bats
It is the pressure change--not the blades--that wipe out thousands of bats annually at wind farms
What's Causing Bats to Drop Like Flies?
Researchers look beyond white-nose syndrome as the prime suspect in the mysterious deaths of bats in the U.S. Northeast
Bats Flew Before They Could Echolocate
Oldest known bat lacked hallmarks of echolocation