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On Nihilism and Urban Exploring

Benjamin Gordon | Posted 04.24.2015 | College
Benjamin Gordon

Fear no longer serves much of a purpose to our species. Modern humans have very little to be scared of in the natural world; there are no predators that actively hunt us. Truth is, the thing that poses the greatest danger to us is each other.

Bat Disease Epidemic Still Expanding Throughout North America

Michael Sainato | Posted 04.24.2015 | Green
Michael Sainato

For the past decade, an epidemic called White-Nose Syndrome has had severe impacts on bat populations throughout North America. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, feeds on soft tissues of bats such as their wings and noses.

Bats In Pennsylvania Threatened By White Nose Syndrome

AP | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania is being threatened by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed mi...

New Alaska Bat Species Turns Up in Museum Search

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A new type of bat has been discovered in Alaska, and no one even had to explore a cave to find it.

Lynne Peeples

Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

Even before allegations emerged that West Africa's Ebola outbreak may have originated in bats, public opinion of the animal was hardly glowing. Years ...

10 Places You Shouldn't Go If You Have Phobias

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

In this, our most macabre month, we're taking a look at 10 places known for the kind of spectacles that many people would travel the world to see ... and a few would go to any lengths to avoid.

'Smiling' Bat Wants You To Know She Really Loves Her New Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

Bad circumstances may have led to Peekaboo living at a Texas bat sanctuary, but she seems pretty thrilled with how things have turned out. "We beli...

Bat Removal From Home Gone Wrong

Michael Warbux | Posted 09.14.2014 | Weird News
Michael Warbux

How To Remove Bats From Your House! Get ready, it's terrifying and you'll be using strong language. Chances are you'll want to get a professional instead. Trust me.

Hints Of Hope Emerge In Deadly American Bat Plague

Mother Nature Network | Russell McLendon | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. About 6 million American bats have died from white-nose syndrome since its mysterious 2006...

How the One Percent Is Stealing Your Money in the Stock Market

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You think that the broker has your best interest at heart. They are, after all, working for you. You are paying them a commission. And you are living in America, the land of "everyday low prices." But you have been misled.

Dibs!

| Virginia Morell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Science

When male big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) send sonarlike signals known as echolocation into the air, they’re not just looking for food—they’re...

Bats In The Belfry Are 'No Joke' For Church Of England

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Bats are making life unbearable for congregations by defecating on worshippers from roofs as well as bell towers, according ...

Public Education Going the Way of Netscape Navigator? Common Core, Bill Gates and BATs

Kevin Walsh | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Kevin Walsh

Let's take a look at the authors of the robust, globally-competitive, chicken-in-every-pot plan -- probably some teachers, right?

Why Did 100,000 Bats Fall From The Sky?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Something unusual rained down on residents of Queensland, Australia, over the weekend. In a bizarre incident, thousands of bats reportedly fell fr...

Why This Bad-Ass Bat Killer Doesn't Post!

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Dan Levitz

So, it's late afternoon on a nice autumn day and I walk in to the den to find the disgusting creature inside the house!

This Halloween: Bats Beware

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. William Karesh

Contrary to creepy Halloween images of witches, ghosts and ghouls, one of the traditional icons of the season -- the bat -- deserves to be a star.

Flipping Photos of Bats Makes Them Exceptionally Sassier: Now Find Out Why!

Carly Brooke | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Carly Brooke

It was the tweet that started it all: When you flip a picture of bats hanging upside down they become exceptionally sassier. #truestory pic.twitter.c...

Hidden Similarity Found Between Bats And Dolphins

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Bats and dolphins may live in radically different worlds, but the fact they both evolved a type of son...

Struck by a Bat: My Son's Rabies Scare

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

What can you do to prevent this deadly disease in your pet? Be proactive. Have your veterinarian vaccinate your dog, cat or ferret against rabies. Be safe.

Deadly MERS Mystery Maybe Solved: Bats One Up Camels

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Even if we find the MERS virus living naturally in bats, we do not know how the bug gets into humans -- and luckily it's an extremely rare event.

City On Alert After Rabid Bat Bites Girl

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

By Laila Kearney July 24 (Reuters) - Public health officials in the northern California city of Oakland have warned residents to watch...

Lynne Peeples

Bats And Man: Our Love-Hate Relationship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- A projected image of baby bats swaddled in blankets earned a collective "awww" from the audience. It apparently came as a welcome reprieve...

Uncharted Territory: Scientists Discover New and Incredible Species (PHOTOS)

Bridget Conneely | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green
Bridget Conneely

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WATCH: Body Part Becomes 'Erect' When Bats Feed

Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/06/2013 03:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Bats use erectile tissue to drink. But don't wor...

PHOTO: Baby Fruit Bats Wrapped Like Burritos

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

Redditor mapaquier may be right saying bats might not be "everyone's cup of tea," but these babies wrapped in blanket burritos may be the cutest frui...