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From TheJournal.ie Bats caught in Thai countryside as researchers probe coronavirus origins Bats

Bats caught in Thai countryside as researchers probe coronavirus origins

The closest match to coronavirus has been found in horseshoe bats in Yunnan in southern China.

From TheJournal.ie Bats’ genes can help them fight off coronaviruses, study suggests Immunity

Bats’ genes can help them fight off coronaviruses, study suggests

The study analysed how bats are able to survive coronaviruses, as well as their ability to use echolocation.

From TheJournal.ie Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses 'but none that match Covid-19' Wuhan Lab

Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses 'but none that match Covid-19'

The United States and Australia have called in recent weeks for an investigation into the origins of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Early suspicions on pangolins and a laboratory, but scientists still convinced bats and animal market played key role in Covid-19 China

Early suspicions on pangolins and a laboratory, but scientists still convinced bats and animal market played key role in Covid-19

“The market had an animal there that amplified the virus and gave it to a lot of people, because of the first 48 cases, 26 were associated with the market. That rings alarm bells.”

From TheJournal.ie People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia New Record

People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia

Heat-stressed bats are falling from trees.

From TheJournal.ie Man put in hospital after masked robbers armed with bats break into his house Donegal

Man put in hospital after masked robbers armed with bats break into his house

The robbers also had a pellet gun.

From TheJournal.ie Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room… Time Out This post contains videos

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Why bats spread Ebola, remembering Robin Williams, and inside the Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Superhero* nature lovers wanted for Irish bat survey Bat Detector

Superhero* nature lovers wanted for Irish bat survey

*Don’t worry, there’s no leaping off buildings involved – just the willingness to volunteer.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report Sars

Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report

Researchers have also said that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible”.

From TheJournal.ie Bat experts gather in Dublin Castle to discuss 'hot topics' Bat Protection

Bat experts gather in Dublin Castle to discuss 'hot topics'

Dene nene nene nene…EUROBATS!

From TheJournal.ie Bats have accents, say scientists Bats

Bats have accents, say scientists

It’s not just humans who speak in regionalised dialects, as Australian team discover local variations in bats too.