Winifred Frick

Nov. 08, 2013

So Far, No Silver Bullet to Stop Lethal Bat Fungus

Scientists say antifungal bacteria could help fight the fungus causing white-nose syndrome.

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Aug. 06, 2010

Bad Days for Bats

The 'White Nose Syndrome' disease affecting bat populations has put one species of bat at risk of 'regional extinction' within the next 20 years.

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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