Posts tagged as Bat

Researchers found the largest known bat colony in Latvia

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Last week, researchers found the largest known bat colony in Latvia, said Maija Rēna, representative of the Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) on July 7. More than 1,000 bats flew out of a small wooden building at the Ķemeru National Park. Most of these were  Pipistrellus nathusii,  which is one of the most common bat species in Latvia and often make their homes in different buildings. Bat researcher Gunars Petersons said that…

Bat soup, dodgy cures and ‘diseasology’: the spread of coronavirus misinformation

Friday, January 31, 2020

From fake alerts over no-go suburbs to pro-Trump conspiracy theories, crackpot stories and dangerous advice have gone viral Fake news and conspiracy theories about the origin of the coronavirus have swiftly followed the outbreak around the world. The quick spread of the virus from its origins in China’s Hubei province, and the lack of early detail about where it comes from or how to treat it, has provided ample room…