This alien looking creature lives right here on Earth with us

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Clip of The Dark Knight's Bat

While you were watching Nolan's third and final Dark Knight flick, did you wonder how in the hell they got the Bat to do all of its hovering, darting and intimidating? Sure you did! » 11/29/12 1:40pm 11/29/12 1:40pm

These Fascinating Alien Embryos Are Actually Bat Fetuses

Forget about the Montauk monster. This extraordinary photo—taken by Dorit Hockman, from the University of Cambridge's
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience—shows three embryos of the species Molossus rufus, known as the black mastiff bat. » 10/28/12 2:00pm 10/28/12 2:00pm

This Bat Has the Ugliest Face I've Ever Seen

There are pros and cons to being a bat. Pros: can fly and catch prey in the dark, have a luscious fur coat. Cons: have possibly the ugliest nose in the known universe. Well, that is, if you're this newly discovered leaf-nosed bat from Vietnam. » 2/27/12 1:21pm 2/27/12 1:21pm

Chain Mail Gear Bag Defends Your Gadgets from Bumps and Roving Medieval…

Yeah, you could put your laptop in some dorky neoprene sleeve, and be a 21st century loser. Or, you could drop it into a bag made out of chain mail. It will (maybe) repel mace strikes! » 7/29/11 11:48am 7/29/11 11:48am

Baseball Players Would Never Use the Performance-Enhancing Reebok…

In America's pastime, where honor and fair competition reign and unfair advantages are never tolerated, there is no place for the "aerodynamic" Reebok Vector O baseball bat. After all, ballplayers would do anything to avoid besmirching their sport! » 6/09/09 10:00am 6/09/09 10:00am

Shuttle-Riding Bat Dies The Most Glorious Death Imaginable

On a cool spring eve, March 15th, 2009, a bat, crippled and wistful, clung to the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was thrust toward the great beyond. Goodbye and godspeed, my magnificent Spacebat. » 3/18/09 8:40am 3/18/09 8:40am

CIA Animal Tech: Bats, Cats and Rats As Covert Operatives

I was surprised to learn that the CIA has had a long though not always fruitful relationship with the animal kingdom. In Spycraft, the authors describe many clever animal-assisted devices, from the dead-rat dead-drop pouch to the "acoustic kitty," a cat with a remote listening system embedded in its body. And what's… » 5/22/08 2:20pm 5/22/08 2:20pm