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Bats use echolocation to locate their prey

Bats use echolocation to locate their prey

Scientists have discovered the method being used by bats to catch their prey amid human created noises. While studying the preying habits of bats, researchers found that these mammals use echolocation to spot their prey when their sound is not audible due to other noises. The findings were published in Science journal’s issue of 16 September.

ICC jurisdiction can include environmental destruction cases

ICC jurisdiction can include environmental destruction cases

The Hague-based court has been criticized many times for its negligent attitude towards environmental issues. To cover it up, the International criminal court has announced to expand the sentence for environmental destruction and land-grabs. It has also declared to start prosecuting individuals and governments for such acts.

Bat shifts to echolocation when noise masks mating calls of its prey

Bat shifts to echolocation when noise masks mating calls of its prey

Scientists recently revealed that like a number of predators, bat mainly uses its hearing for prey detection, but amid the hustle and bustle of today’s world, and noise created by humans, they are trying to find out how bats and other animals could find the next meal.

A latest study suggested that when the mating calls of the bat's prey, túngara frogs fade away in the human-generated noise, the bat start relying on another sensory mode—echolocation.

August 2016 global temperature ties with July for warmest month ever recorded

August 2016 global temperature ties with July for warmest month ever recorded

A NASA report published on September 12 suggested that past August had the record-breaking global temperatures that nearly exceeded earlier numbers. The US space agency researchers said that last month was the hottest August recorded since record-keeping came into practice in the 1880s.

Wilderness regions declines across the world: Study

Wilderness regions declines across the world: Study

A latest study appeared in the journal Current Biology suggested that 10% of our planet’s wilderness has gone since the 1990s. Researchers reported that in the past two decades, Earth has lost a total region amounting to double the size of Alaska.

But, as per experts, the left wilderness areas can be saved, it’s not too late. They are hopeful that the latest findings will prompt change.

NASA: August 2016 hottest August since record-keeping began in 1880s

NASA: August 2016 hottest August since record-keeping began in 1880s

A NASA report published on Monday, September 12 has revealed that last month (August) has set new, record-breaking global temperatures, exceeding past numbers. The US space agency researchers said that August 2016 was the hottest August, since scientists have started keeping a record of same in the 1880s.

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