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December 10, 2014

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6:01 PM | Spidey Sensor: Spider Leg Organs Inspire a New Sound Detector
Spiders can detect sound and movement using slits in their legs, and scientists devised a new sensor that works in a similar way.

December 04, 2014

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5:00 PM | Fruit Bats Have Sonar, Too
It may be crummy sonar, but it's sonar all the same, and it helps bats avoid collisions.

December 03, 2014

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5:06 PM | A Special Brain Compass Helps Bats, And Other Animals, Navigate Correctly
By studying bats, scientists found mammals have an internal compass in our brains.

December 02, 2014

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4:05 PM | Hibernation Doesn't Affect Memory, At Least For Bats
Unlike other mammals, bats in torpor -- a state of hibernation -- don't have memory problems. Could that be good news for us?
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