Bats Eating With Nectar-Pumping Tongues Are Weirdly Cool

Most nectar-eating bats hover in front of flowers and lap like crazy to shovel high-calorie goodness down their throats. But when some species of South American leaf-nosed bats cozy up to a flower, they just stick their tongues in and leave them there. They’re eating, but their tongues don’t seem to be moving at all.… »9/25/15 2:00pm9/25/15 2:00pm

Silly video imagines if crocodiles could shoot lasers at other animals

The original footage of this battle between bats and crocodiles is already insane, as the crocs lurk in the water and chomp at the flying bats. But adding lasers to the crocs and fire bombs to the bats makes it even crazier. The warfare is like imagining a future where animals could use weapons. »6/25/15 11:19am6/25/15 11:19am

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Rabies

So far as awful ways to die go, being attacked by a rabid animal then dying a slow, painful death must rank near the top. And exactly that happens to 55,000 people every year. Here's how you (or your dog) can get rabies, what it does to your body as it kills you and what you can do to ensure neither of you gets it. »3/19/15 6:24pm3/19/15 6:24pm

Why Won't the MLB Use This $100, Injury-Preventing Bat?

For the most part, change in habits comes to sports in waves of inconvenience. You can usually convince players to buy into some radical new tactic if it yields results, but changes that risk sacrificing performance in the name of self-preservation are shut right out. And so it is that baseball players are rejecting a… »7/08/13 4:53pm7/08/13 4:53pm

Robot Bat Wings Give Us a Glimpse Of the Future Of Vampires

By all logic bats shouldn't be able to fly. They're basically rats with wings, yet somehow they manage to soar through the air, and researchers at Brown University have finally figured out how. But since they're not the easiest animals to work with, Kenneth Breuer and Sharon Swartz created this biologically accurate… »2/22/13 9:17am2/22/13 9:17am