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Title: Bat Says Hi As It Hunts

Bat Says Hi As It Hunts

July 7th, 2020

Velvety free-tail bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey, but that simultaneously identify them to their companions. Go to Episode

Forests Getting Younger and Shorter

July 6th, 2020

Old, big trees are dying faster than in the past, leaving younger, less biodiverse forests worldwide that store less carbon. Go to Episode

Young Great White Sharks Eat Off the Floor

July 2nd, 2020

The stomach contests of young great white sharks showed that they spend a lot of time patrolling the sea floor for meals. Go to Episode

Tweets Reveal Politics of COVID-19 

July 1st, 2020

Political scientists analyzed congressional tweets and observed how Republicans and Democrats responded differently to the virus. Christopher Intagliata… Go to Episode