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English pipistrelle`s record journey to Europe proves bats can fly across seas

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:35

A tiny bat, the size of a human thumb, has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe, proving that bats can fly across seas.

Wall St closes flat after Fed comments

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 04:55

U.S. stocks ended a volatile session mostly flat on Friday as investors digested comments from Federal Reserve officials that raised questions about how quickly the central bank will end its stimulus program.

Echolocation behind bats ruling nights

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 13:30

Bats rule the night skies due to the power of echolocation or reflected sound which gives the mammals an evolutionary edge over other nocturnal species, a new study has found.

Bats and whales use similar biosonar for hunting

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:03

Despite the difference in their size, with one weighing 50 tons and the other weight just a few grams, bats and whales share a similar story.

Bats, dolphins evolved echolocation in same way

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 14:32

Scientists have found that there are certain genetic similarities between bats and dolphins and that the evolution of similar traits in different species.

Bats catch insects by sonar and not vision during twilight

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 15:47

Researchers have found that echolocation works better than eyesight, even under adequate light.

Five new bat species discovered in West Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:52

Scientists have discovered five new species of bats in West Africa.

Bats fly using recycled energy stored in biceps and triceps

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 12:21

A new study on fruit bats used cutting edge technology to see how these small mammals move through the air.

Hawkmoths use ultrasound to fight `predator` bats

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 15:16

Researchers have showed that hawkmoths use sonic pulses from their genitals to respond to bats producing the high-frequency sounds.

Bats may recognize voices of friends they hang out with

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 15:01

Nocturnal, fast-moving animals like bats could have an ability to recognize certain vocal aspects of others from their social groups, a study has claimed.

Bats` and rats` brains work differently on the move

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 21:46

Scientists have found significant differences between the rhythms in a part of the brain used in navigation in rats and bats.

Bats offer clues to immunity, longevity

Last Updated: Sunday, December 23, 2012, 16:59

Bats are amazing creatures, which have survived for 65 million years against all odds, offering vital clues to immunity and human longevity, according to an Australian study.