Human-sized bats

Are there such things as human-sized bats?

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These days the picture of a huge bat the size of a person has been viralized. It's a flying fox and it's the largest bat known in the world. This species is threatened and...
Biological age

Eye scanner reveals your ‘biological age’

Researchers say an eye scanner can detect and track biological aging, which is different than chronological aging. All people age, but individuals do so at different rates, some faster and others slower. While this observation...
Coronavirus synthetic antibody

Synthetic antibody can act as a decoy to intercept and neutralize the coronavirus

A synthetic antibody can act as a decoy to intercept and neutralize the coronavirus that leads to COVID-19 before it can cause infection, according to new research with mice. Scientists working to develop drugs against...
Neutron star or black hole?

What’s the difference between a heavy dead star and a light black hole?

Researchers report that a newly discovered object has a mass 2.6 times that of the sun, placing it firmly in the “mass gap” between neutron stars and black holes. They detected the object on August...
SlothBot

SlothBot boost conservation with the low-energy lifestyle of real sloths

For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of the new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world’s most...
Avocado oil

Do you know what you take home when you buy avocado oil?

In the country’s first extensive study of commercial avocado oil quality and purity, researchers report that at least 82% of test samples were either stale before expiration date or mixed with other oils. “I was...
Chipper app

Birders: Use ‘Chipper’ app to catalog songs for research

The app can help researchers better use crowdsourced fieldwork and audio recordings from bird enthusiasts to accelerate the progress of research on naturally occurring songbird behaviors. Called Chipper for its ability to “chip” songs into...
Antibodies

Why antibodies are crucial to fighting viruses?

This novel coronavirus is new to the human population—we have never been exposed to it before—so there are many unknowns about how we respond to it. Across any population, there is a high degree...
North Pole

The largest hole in the ozone layer on record at the North Pole has...

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As quickly as it formed, it also closed. The hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic has marked historical figures over the last few months, creating an unprecedented hole in the northern hemisphere....
Bioluminiscent plant

Plants that glow in the dark throughout their lives?

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Fans of the movie "Avatar" are in luck. A team of researchers funded by the biotechnology start-up Planta has developed glow-in-the-dark plants using DNA extracted from fungi. In the future, they hope to be...
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