Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

Why Do Bats Carry So Many Dangerous Diseases?

[♪ INTRO] One fifth of all mammal species today are bats. And that’s awesome, because they help us out in all sorts of ways. Like, they pollinate a lot of plants, help regrow forests and control pests, and their poop is pretty excellent fertilizer. Plus, they’re just really cool. Some of them can sense magnetic […]

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Global Disease Detectives

Global Disease Detectives

PENA: I woke up. I saw blood all over the blankets. And my hands and my feet were bitten by something. I didn’t know what it was. Then we realized that there had been bats. DOWELL: We can help countries to pick up new threats, to confirm them in the laboratory, to investigate clusters of […]

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