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Bats Returned to the Wild

If Batman had a favorite Omaha event, this would be it: more than 250 Big Brown Bats were released Monday night. Unfortunately here in the metro the bats like to hibernate inside people's homes. The Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Center captured them during the ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55006506/ns/local_news-omaha_ne/t/bats-returned-wild/

Pro-Russian Separatists Slain During 'Anti-Terrorism' Drive

Updated 15 hours ago

Yulia Lasazan, a spokeswoman for Mariupol's police department, told The Associated Press that 30 masked men with baseball bats stormed the building and started beating the pro-Russian protesters. The pro-Russians called the police and five people were ...http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/pro-russian-separatists-slain-du...

New Clue Found: Why Bats Spread Viruses but Don't Get Sick

If you remember the scary start to the 2011 movie “Contagion,” you’ll recall that a bat is to blame for the outbreak of a deadly airborne virus that mows down Gywenth Paltrow and a cast of dozens. Not only is such a scenario plausible in real life ...http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-clue-found-why-bats-spread-viruses...

Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States, officials said Thursday. Wildlife agencies in Michigan and Wisconsin said they had confirmed ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54921569/ns/us_news-environment/t/fungal-disease-fatal...

Why killing vampire bats won't stop spread of rabies

Controlling the population of vampire bats by using poison or even explosives has been a decades-old way of trying to curb the spread of rabies in Latin America, but new research suggests culling these bat colonies does little to stem the deadly virus.http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/why-killing-vampire-bats-wont-stop-s...

Why are thousands of bats dying in New York?

ROSENDALE, N.Y. — Bats in New York and Vermont are mysteriously dying off by the thousands, often with a white ring of fungus around their noses, and scientists in hazmat suits are crawling into dank caves to find out why. "White nose syndrome," as the ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23169737/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/why-are-t...

Why Bats Carrying Deadly Diseases Don't Get Sick

Bats' ability to fly may protect them against becoming ill with a range of viruses known to be deadly to humans, including Ebola and rabies, according to a new hypothesis. In fact, bats are reservoirs formore than 60 viruses that can infect people ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54967105/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/why-bats-...

Bats use carnivorous pitcher plants as living toilets

Birds may bomb cars with airborne droppings, but bats apparently use living toilets made of carnivorous plants, gracing them with their fecal matter, scientists find. Pitcher plants get their name from the long juglike structures they form from rolled-up ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/41276703/t/bats-use-carnivorous-pitcher-plants-living-...

Fruit bats use oral sex to prolong the deed

When they do their thing, female Chinese fruit bats add oral sex to get the males to prolong the act, scientists now find, suggesting the behavior confers evolutionary benefits. Oral sex, or fellatio, is often used in human foreplay, the researchers noted ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/33587754/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/fruit-bat...

Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

Updated 17 hours ago

However, Yulia Lasazan, a spokeswoman for Mariupol's police department, told The Associated Press that about 30 masked men armed with baseball bats stormed the building in the early hours on Thursday and started beating the protesters. It was not clear why ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55024249/ns/local_news-raleigh_nc/t/ukraine-official-c...

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Why are thousands of bats dying in New York? - Technology ...

Updated April. 16, 2014

ROSENDALE, N.Y. — Bats in New York and Vermont are mysteriously dying off by the thousands, often with a white ring of fungus around their noses, and scientists in ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23169737/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/why-are-t...

Bats host 60 human-infecting viruses - Technology ...

Updated April. 23, 2014

Bats host more than 60 human-infecting viruses Scientists want to know why they're somehow special in their ability to host zoonotic diseasehttp://www.nbcnews.com/id/50720926/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/bats-host...

Bat - eating spiders are everywhere, study finds - Science

Updated April. 17, 2014

There's only one place in the world to escape bat-catching spiders: Antarctica. These arachnids ensnare and pounce on bats everywhere else in the world, researchers ...http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/16/17339831-bat-eating-spiders-are-ever...

Can people survive rabies? Some vampire bat victims may ...

Updated April. 15, 2014

Some Amazonian villagers plagued by vampire bats may have survived rabies infections — something that doctors thought was virtually impossible.http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/01/13071376-can-people-survive-rabies-so...

DNA of longest -living bat species holds secrets to ...

Updated April. 23, 2014

Brandt's bats also hibernate and roost in caves — behaviors that may help them avoid predators and extreme weather conditions, ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/dna-longest-living-bat-species-holds...

New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola ...

Updated April. 23, 2014

They’re searching for the source of the virus, which may be transmitted by insects or bats. The new virus is being named Bas-Congo virus, ...http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/27/14127587-new-virus-in-africa-looks-li...

4 freaky new bat species discovered - Technology & science ...

Updated April. 17, 2014

4 new bat species discovered — check out their freaky noses! Horseshoe bats in eastern Africa were at first thought to be belong to single specieshttp://www.nbcnews.com/id/49021776/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/new-bat-s...

Disease wiping out bats hits new species, spreads west - U ...

Updated April. 8, 2014

The 26 species of hibernating bats across the U.S. are the ones at risk, since the disease thrives in the cool temperatures of caves and mines where those species ...http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/05/29/11939375-disease-wiping-out-bats-hits...

Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? - Health - Cold and flu ...

Updated April. 12, 2014

For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46545745/ns/health-cold_and_flu/t/bird-flu-pig-flu-now...

Can a bat give you the mumps? Well, sort of ...

Updated April. 7, 2014

Much of a family of viruses containing a variety of disease-causing nasties, from the mumps virus to Hendra, appears to have jumped from bats to other animals ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/47196060/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/can-bat-g...