Monthly Archives: February 2016

Q & A with our new interns

Every season, two volunteer interns will be assisting the vampire bat food-sharing project at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama. These are our first two interns for Spring 2016. A month ago, eighteen-year-old whiz kid¬†Jana Nowatzki¬†(left) joined our … Continue reading

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An essay about caves and the origins of echolocation

Caves and the origins of echolocation Imagine that you are in a cave, a very familiar cave, but with no light. Do you think you could collect information about your location by shouting or clapping and listening to the echoes? … Continue reading

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What can vampire bats teach us about human cooperation?

I have been asked this question several times by journalists and people during outreach events. So here’s my answer: If you really want to understand human cooperation, you should study humans. Specifically, we should study how humans cooperate with each … Continue reading

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